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Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Trainee (2-year fixed term)

  • Training
  • Welwyn (Hertfordshire)
  • Chemistry / Biology / Agronomy

Job description

The Position

About the programme

Our Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program is  designed to help you transition from academia to industry. You’ll progress through a 2-year program, gaining valuable experience and insights within our department: Translational Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Pharmacology (TPCP), to develop  and expand your scientific skills and knowledge in clinical development. Working and collaborating on dynamic projects across a range of therapeutic areas and modalities, you’ll find continuous opportunities to learn, develop and make a real impact. All whilst fuelling your curiosity, building lasting relationships, and working towards your personal and professional goals.

In TPCP, our purpose is to drive benefit to every patient by selecting the right drug and dosing regimen, and our work spans from early drug discovery right through to launch of drugs on the market.  The Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program is a 2-year program that offers you the opportunity to get hands-on work experience and provides a strong foundation for a future career in Clinical Pharmacology.

You will gain insight into the work of Clinical Pharmacology professionals and learn how we provide Clinical Pharmacology support and leadership throughout the lifecycle of the product, that may include e.g. first-in-human, drug-drug interaction, bioavailability studies. You will develop expertise in quantitative concepts to assess PK, PD and immunogenicity of drugs including the reporting of Clinical Pharmacology information in regulatory submissions.  The program provides a broad foundational knowledge of Clinical Pharmacology through a mixture of hands-on work and custom built learning solutions.


After the 2-year program, you will be ready to enter the pharmaceutical industry, where you can make a real impact and continue in your learning and development journey.

What can you expect?

  • A coach and mentors to support you throughout the program, providing regular feedback and opportunities to grow as a Clinical Pharmacologist.

  • Activities designed to build your network and broaden your understanding of Clinical Pharmacology and drug development.

  • Informal learning opportunities such as attendance at company scientific events and educational seminars.

  • Opportunities for presentations and developing communication skills.

Who are we looking for?

To be eligible for the traineeship:

  • You recently completed your degree  (M.Sc. or PhD) with no more than two years’ post-graduate work experience.

  • You  have a background in pharmacology, pharmacy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other science-related disciplines preferably with a focus in Clinical Pharmacology.

  • You demonstrate a genuine passion for science and a strong interest in drug discovery and development as a career.

  • You have excellent team-work skills and effective collaboration is one of your key strengths, with strong engagement and motivation capabilities. 

  • You demonstrate strategic thinking and analytical skills. 

  • You are able to work flexibly, in a self-organized and well-coordinated manner in a very dynamic environment.

  • You are someone that demonstrates a learning mindset and you are someone that seeks out personal growth and development

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills combined with curiosity and willingness to learn are essential.  Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • You will have a basic understanding of drug development and entry level understanding of the role of a Clinical Pharmacology professional

How to apply

Submit your application including your Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter with responses to the following:

  • What is your motivation to join the Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program at Roche?

  • What technical and personal competencies would you bring along to the Clinical Pharmacology Graduate Program?

Recruiting timeline

  • Application deadline: 8th March 2024

  • 1st stage: video interview with pre-set questions: March-April (tbc

  • 2nd and final stage: in person interview taking place on Tuesday the 14th of May at the Roche site in Welwyn Garden City. 

Please make sure you would be available to attend this.

Start date: Desirable September 2024

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Our UK Pharmaceutical head office is situated in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, with beautiful countryside surrounding the area. Supported by major motorways & airports as well as being a 30 minute train ride to London, access is easy. Our award-winning office, known as Hexagon Place, was opened in 2005 and provides a modern, flexible working environment with facilities that are second-to-none. Around 2,000 people work at our Welwyn office in Global Early Development (pRED), Global Product Development (PD), Commercial (Rx) and our Corporate functions.

Roche offer a competitive salary plus the excellent benefits you would expect from a blue-chip organisation. There is a fully equipped gym on-site, a library and information centre, and an active sports and social club. We also have a subsidised staff restaurant providing foods to cater for every taste throughout the day. At the heart of the building is an informal meeting area known as The Street which features a coffee shop, snack machine and cashpoint. A second building on-site, called The Hub, contains modern meeting room and conference facilities. Roche promotes personal well-being and work-life balance. Therefore, flexible working options will be considered for all roles at Roche UK. Roche is committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Roche Products Ltd. At Roche Products we believe diversity drives innovation and we are committed to building a diverse and flexible working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion or belief, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, disability or age. We recognise the importance of flexible working and will review all applicants’ requests with care. At Roche difference is valued and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work.

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