Closed CLOSING DATE: 17/03/2019

Charles River Laboratories

SLSIP 2019 - Industrial Placement Intern

0 Application(s) to date

Undergraduate Degree

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

By the end of the project there will be improvements in sampling; the successful candidate will be able to take all samples through Dispense, Computerised data capture system, have a more robust technique to ensure samples can accurately be taken from the required location of bulk formulations, produce guidelines on optimum sample volumes for the amount/volume of formulation being prepared and streamline current aseptic sampling procedures when weights are captured.

Job description

Project Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Become competent in the use of Dispense
  • Understand the Formulation Sampling process and understand the procedures and paperwork in place
  • Demonstrate that samples taken using Dispense are within acceptation limits
  • Explore IT solutions to assist with this project with the help of on site experts

Placement Objectives

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Role Description

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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

  • Knowledge and understanding of biology or chemistry
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Preparing chemical solutions
  • Basic mathematical ability

Desirable Skills

  • Attention to detail 
  • Strong communication
  • Knowledge of laboratory health and safety


Placement benefits

Charles River will provide training in the necessary laboratory techniques to ensure safety and quality while in the laboratory.

The project will teach key industry skills in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), providing an insight into compliance with regulatory standards. The placement-holder will gain experience in the performance of a study from set up to delivery of results, learning the documentation skills necessary for industry.

Charles River Edinburgh has a canteen offering hot and cold food and an onsite fitness suite as well as free staff parking on-site and transport links from Edinburgh.

Additional information



Company information

Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.

Our Edinburgh research campus has circa 1,100 staff situated in the countryside 15 miles east of Edinburgh. We can offer you the chance to build on your skills and knowledge with career enhancing experience and work with world-class experts.


Life Sciences

Company website: www.criver.com