Careers at GlaxoSmithKline

Driving scientific innovation to deliver the next generation of transformational medicines and vaccines for patients

We are a science-led global healthcare company. Our purpose is to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Our approach to Pharmaceutical R&D focuses on science related to the immune system, the use of human genetics and advanced technologies, and is driven by the multiplier effect of Science x Technology x Culture. This approach will accelerate the pace at which we research, develop and deliver transformational medicines and vaccines. It will also enable us to increase our focus on specialty medicines in areas such as oncology.

We know that medicines with genetic validation succeed nearly twice as often as those without. Our approach is focused on science related to the immune system and the use of human genetics to help us accelerate the pace at which we develop and deliver transformational medicines, prioritising those molecules with a higher probability of success and terminating less promising programmes. It also enables us to increase our focus on specialty medicines in areas such as oncology.

In Vaccines, our efforts are centred around discovering and developing prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines to help protect people against infectious diseases. Every disease has its own characteristics and developing a vaccine to help protect against any specific disease requires a unique approach. Continued advances in technology, combined with a greater understanding of science and the human body means that we are able to explore new breakthroughs and will aim to deliver them for some of the world’s biggest health challenges.

We believe that outstanding talent attracts outstanding talent, so we demand, develop and retain the very best people. We are increasingly partnering with and hiring outstanding people from the cutting edge of fields outside of pharma like tech, biotech, data-science and academia. They bring the mindset and approach of smaller, more agile start-ups, which help us think and act differently. If you want to work in a culture that incentivises courageous and smart risk-taking then take a look at our current opportunities.

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