Clinical Pharmacology Industrial Placement

09 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
R & D , Pharmacology
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Imagine working for an organisation that focuses on putting people at the heart of what they do. Where every single person within the organisation is aligned to one main motivating force, that at the centre of everything they do, and their number one priority; patients. A place that gives every individual the autonomy and empowerment to make a difference, where you are not defined by a job title. Imagine waking up every morning feeling fulfilled, having purpose and meaning in your work.

Imagine you are at Roche.

We are a pioneer in pharmaceuticals, advancing science to help people in the UK live longer and healthier lives. For over 120 years we have created truly differentiated medicines for cancer, the immune system, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. 

We work from bench to bedside - researching new medicines, running global clinical trials, and collaborating with the NHS to try to ensure rapid uptake and delivery of our products and services.  Our drive, every day, is to ensure our medicines reach those who need them as soon as possible.

The team

Roche is seeking an intern who is pursuing an undergraduate degree with an interest in Clinical Pharmacology in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Our interns will join the Clinical Pharmacology department and work on innovative projects applying their own science and programming skills to contribute to the design and review of clinical protocols and analysis plans, analysis and interpretation of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) data to ensure that appropriate dosing decisions are made for the patients.

Who you are:

  • Creative problem solvers, quick learners and comfortable experimenting with new approaches
  • Willing to demonstrate communication skills to foster relationships with other team members across functions, as well as an enthusiasm for learning new skills.
  • Possess entrepreneurship, passion and curiosity for understanding and interrogating complex data


  • Analysis and interpretation of PK/PD data
  • Develop analytic tools to help shape the future of PK/PD analysis
  • Collaborate with the team and other stakeholders to evaluate potential tools and applications
  • Proactively share learnings and PK/PD knowledge with other team members

Competencies Preferred:

  • Currently undertaking a science based degree with emphasis on quantitative science
  • Mathematics to A level or equivalent
  • Fluency in programming skills (e.g. R)
  • Excellent communication skills

Application Process

Phase I: CV and a cover letter review, followed by Video Interview.

Phase II: Final assessment centre

Please note your cover letter should not exceed one page.

As part of your cover letter, Roche is keen to understand your motivation for applying for this position. You should, therefore, provide responses to the following questions:

Why Roche: What do you know about Roche and why does the prospect of working for the company excite you?

Why this programme: What is your key motivation for applying for this programme? What skills and experiences do you hope to gain from it?
Why you: If you had to highlight one accomplishment or achievement that makes you suitable for this opportunity what would it be and why would we need to know about it?

The job advert will close on 00:00 on 30th of April.