Closed CLOSING DATE: 17/03/2019


SLSIP 2019 - Organisation improvement, Molecular Biology Laboratory Intern

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Undergraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Science and environment
£9 ph
12 weeks
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Placement summary

The successful candidate will carry out an operation efficiency project by using 6S methodology to improve and standardise the Molecular laboratory areas. This role will include training in the 6S processes and rolling out of the improvements to all labs within the department.

Job description

Project Description

The core role will be to lead the 6S implementation throughout the Molecular laboratories in conjuction with the 6S team representative and responsibility for rolling out the implementation of the 6S methodology throughout the Molecular areas.

Placement Objectives

The project will support the Molecular Biology team by helping to improve safety, housekeeping and standardise processes to make them more efficient. The benefits of 6S are higher efficiencies, less stress, fewer accidents and higher levels of quality.

Role Description

See placement summary. 


This programme is for 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students studying a Life Science degree in Scotland. Please click here to see if your course is eligible. You can only apply for a maximum of 3 placements, so please research the roles thoroughly before submitting your CV.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  • Good time keeping
  • Communication
  • Organisational skills

Desirable Skills

  • Understanding of Molecular Biology techniques/scientific knowledge, GMP and GLP
  • Lean process 
  • 6S experience


Placement benefits

Working pattern:

  • Monday - Thursday, 9-5pm, 45 minute lunch
  • Friday, 9-4pm, 45 minute lunch
  • Flexible working may be available on request

Other perks include Breakfast Club, tea and coffee making facilities

Additional information

West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow


Company information

Merck is a leading global science and technology company working in healthcare, life sciences and performance materials.  Our goal is to help improve and prolong life, and to drive innovation in science and technology to make a lasting difference for patients and consumers.

Life Sciences

Company website: http://www.bioreliance.com/