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PhD Graduates and Post-Doc Researchers

We are supporting PhD graduates and postdoc researchers to join the GSK Graduate Researcher Program (GRP), which will run from the 16th January 2023 to 22nd December 2023. 

Our GSK Pharmaceutical has a broad portfolio of innovative and established medicines in respiratory, HIV, immuno-inflammation and oncology. We are strengthening our R&D pipeline through a focus on immunology, human genetics and advanced technologies to help us deliver transformational new medicines for patients.

Everyone at GSK is focused on our three long-term priorities - Innovation, Performance, Trust - underpinned by our ambition to build a more purpose and performance driven culture, aligned to our values.

Applications are now open, we are seeking PhD graduates and postdoc researchers to join the GSK Graduate Researcher Program (GRP) in January 2023. We have exciting opportunities for paid, fixed-term contracts based in Abbotsford (VIC).

The GSK Graduate Researcher Program:

The GSK Graduate Researcher Program is a government-funded, industry-hosted initiative developed to help bridge the gap between industry and research.

The paid 12-month work placement program is available to PhD graduates or post doc researchers. The aim of the program is to provide interns with a diverse range of development opportunities, experiences and exposure with view to improving Australia’s success in terms of translation and commercialisation of health and medical research; and expanding the capacity and capability.

At GSK, we’re excited to embark on this program with the support of MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry initiative funded by the MRFF. We are driven by science, curiosity and a desire to transform the lives of our patients. The roles we have identified to form our 2023 GSK Graduate Researcher Program will lead on important, substantive work. We anticipate that the 2023 PhDs joining our business will bring critical thinking and creativity into our business, while at the same time, we’re committed to offering these individuals hands on insights and training in the corporate environment and the work we do to bring our scientific discoveries into patients’ hands.  

Listen to the MTPConnect Podcast to find out more.

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Applications for the 2023 intake of GSK Australia’s Graduate Researcher Program are now open

The GSK Australia Graduate Researcher Program is an Australian government funded, industry-hosted initiative developed to help bridge the skills gap between academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

This will be the third year of the program which is supported by MTPConnect’s Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative, funded through the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The paid work placement program is available to biomedical/science PhD graduates or postdoctoral researchers. To be eligible, students need to have their PhD conferred at the time of application.

The aim of the program is to provide participants with a diverse range of development opportunities, hands-on experiences and exposure, with a view to improving Australia’s success, capacity and capability in terms of the translation and commercialisation of health and medical research.

We are excited to announce that we have the following roles available for our 2023 intake:  

(Please click on the roles to view a detailed job description)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a PhD graduate or postdoc researcher (PhD must be conferred at the time of application).
  • Must be available to work full-time from 16th January 2023 to 22nd December 2023.
  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia OR be able to provide proof that you have valid working rights that enable you to work full time for the full length of the program.

The Process:

  • Eligibility questionnaire
  • A GSK online assessment (World of GSK)
  • Pre-recorded video interview (one way/Hirevue)
  • MS Teams virtual interview with Hiring Managers for shortlisted candidates.
  • Background checks & references.

Please click here to apply 

To find out more about the GSK Australia Graduate Researcher Program, hear from one of our Graduate Researcher alumni on the MTPConnect Podcast here.

About GSK

GSK is now a fully focussed biopharma company with a new purpose: to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together. We aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people over the next 10 years. At the centre of this is our R&D focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies, and our world-leading capabilities in vaccine and medicines development.

Culture at GSK is something we all own. It powers our purpose, drives delivery of our strategy and helps make GSK a place where people can thrive.