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Internship: Investigation on the mechanical forces applied on vaccines primary packaging - Belgium, 2021 à Wavre

Description du poste

Jan 26 2021

Exciting minds with our Internship Programme

Education required: You are regularly enrolled in Master/Bachelor in Life or Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent technical discipline in an Educational Establishment located in Europe.

Language requirement: Good communication skills in English and/or French (both written and spoken)

Other requirements:

  • Passion for sciences;
  • Sincere interest in the pharmaceutical and vaccines development;
  • Data collection and analysis skills;
  • Knowledge of Office tools;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and/or French (both written and spoken);
  • Quick learner, adaptable to work independently and in a team;
  • Start date: As soon as the selected candidate is available

    Duration: 6 months (a different length could be discussed)

    Requisite : The internship must be mandatory & done in the framework of the curriculum, for which an agreement must be signed between GSK, the student and the Educational Establishment.

    Remuneration: according to Belgian legal requirements, the internship will not be paid. However, some expenses will be reimbursed.

    Application deadline: We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and we will close the position once we have enough matching candidates

    What will you do?

    On our internship programme you’ll receive tailored on-the-job training from industry experts combined with early responsibility to help you to develop and progress.

    Context of the internship :

    The texture analysis is a common technique widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to characterize the mechanical properties via the application of a force on a specimen, recording the compression and penetration resistance offered by the sample. This technique provides critical information on the material texture and its behaviour under stress conditions of production, handling and transportation.

    Despite its use in routine for solid dosage forms and gels, the technique is almost unexplored for freeze-dried cakes and injection force from single use device testing.

    In the framework of vaccine products, this stage aims to deepen the knowledge of the mechanical forces undergone by the primary packaging components (i.e. gliding and break-off forces in the glass syringes) and the connection to transport stresses and device handling during patient injection.

    In this context, you will develop a robust method to perform texture analysis test on single use syringes for injection and an automated data elaboration to support the routine test.

    Then the experimental work will consist of 4 work packages:

    Literature research to grasp the state of the art and potential additional test or data elaboration method; Screening of different parameters potentially impacting the forces applied on a syringe; Design of Experiment with the selected most impactful parameters and generation of a statistical based model to predict the force recorded based on the input parameters; Human perception blind test to connect the data obtained to the human factor.

    You will eventually resume the data and model obtained in a report and he/she will present the outcome of his/her internship to the R&D department.

    You’ll be excited by the thought of:

  • building your scientific knowledge
  • working in an enthusiastic team
  • growing your skills in texture analysis
  • Want to solve some of the world’s biggest health challenges?

    With over 300 years of innovation, we’re a science-led global healthcare company that delivers billions of innovative products each year. Join us and help millions of people do more, feel better, live longer.

    GSK Vaccines  – Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.

    For further information, please visit .


    Patient-focused Research and Development (R&D) is the heart of our business. Our R&D department seeks to discover and develop new vaccines, to protect against diseases where vaccines are not yet available and to improve on those vaccines that already exist. Part of our R&D programme targets diseases particularly prevalent in the developing world, including the World Health Organisation’s three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Research into candidate vaccines for other diseases of the developing world, such as dengue are at an earlier stage of development.

    When it comes to developing the vaccines of the future, we’re looking for real experts in their respective fields who are interested in working in the stimulating environment of an international healthcare company.

    We emphasise the value of teamwork and we look for people ready to share our values of transparency, respect, integrity and patient focus.

    Apply now!

    We’re 100% open to all talent

    We’re 100% open to all talent – whatever your gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. We want to recruit the right people for GSK from the widest possible backgrounds, so we can better serve the diversity of our patients and consumers. And also because it’s the right thing to do.

    Si vous présentez un handicap et si vous avez besoin d' une assistance au cours du processus de sélection, vous pourrez nous informer de l'assistance dont vous avez besoin pour que nous prenions les dispositions nécessaires.

    Notre objectif est d'être l’une des entreprises les plus innovantes, les plus performantes et dignes de confiance de l'industrie pharmaceutique. Nous pensons que nous apportons quelque chose d'unique chez GSK et lorsque nous associons nos connaissances, nos expériences et nos styles, l'impact est incroyable. Venez rejoindre notre aventure chez GSK où vous trouverez l'inspiration pour faire au mieux votre travail pour nos patients et pour nos clients. Un endroit où vous pouvez vous recentrer, vous sentir bien et aller de l'avant.

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    Informations supplémentaires

    Formation requise
    Heures de travail par semaine
    8 - 40
    Type de Contrat
    Temps plein/ CDD
    Construction / BTP
    Permis de conduire BE/EU exigé
    Voiture exigée
    Lettre de motivation exigée

    Construction / BTP | Temps plein/ CDD | Autres

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