Scientific Placement Analyst

Cambridge, UK

About the Role

We are offering students from the University of Leeds, the University of Nottingham and the University of York the opportunity to apply their scientific skills to a commercial role at the cutting edge of the pharmaceutical industry. Placements typically last between 9 to 12 months in duration and run in our Cambridge office.

During your placement you will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience across a range of projects involving the assimilation, interpretation and creative presentation of data from clinical trials. This could involve supporting the development of clinical trial manuscripts, preparing medical education slides, performing systematic searches of medical literature or assimilating clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence to support submissions to NICE. You will typically be working on two to three projects in different disease areas at any one time and should enjoy the prospect of learning about new disease areas and treatments.

You will be working collaboratively in project teams alongside experienced colleagues and will receive one-to-one training on the technical skills required for delivering these projects successfully. You will also learn about project management and effective communication with clients.

You will be given the opportunity to experience work across multiple divisions at Costello Medical, dealing with a variety of different project types. However, if you have a strong interest in any of our service offerings please indicate this in your application and we will try to accommodate this.

The start date for the placement would be either 4th July 2022 or 19th September 2022.

About You

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science.

You will be a current student at either the University of Leeds, the University of Nottingham or the University of York in the life sciences field and will be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above in your undergraduate studies.

Other essential requirements for the role include:

  • The ability to communicate scientific material clearly in both written and oral form – some experience in planning and writing scientific documents would be helpful
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written English
  • Organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

What We Offer

You will receive a gross salary of £20,000 per annum, plus additional benefits including company-funded social activities, discounted gym membership and extensive internal training opportunities. All placement students will undertake an extensive 2-week induction schedule that includes technical sessions on all areas of your work, as well as ensuring you are fully immersed in our culture and well acquainted with your colleagues. Please visit our careers page to learn more about Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a 300-word summary answering the question, ‘Why do you want to work in healthcare?’. You should insert your 300-word summary to the ‘cover letter’ box within our application form. The deadline for applying is Sunday 13th March 2022. Please contact should you have any queries ahead of applying.

Visa Sponsorship

Please note that this role does not meet the eligibility criteria for visa sponsorship and you will therefore need the right to work in the UK independently from the company.

Register Your Interest

Whilst we are currently able to offer placement opportunities to students from a small number of universities, we are eager to expand this where possible. If you are not a current student at the University of Leeds, York or Nottingham but are seeking a placement role, please enter your details in the below form and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch if we are able to offer you placement opportunities in the future.

COVID-19 Updated Response

Our UK and US offices are open in a safe and controlled way following a period of remote working. Currently, interviews in the UK and US can be conducted in the office or via Microsoft Teams. Our team in Singapore are following local guidance and are working remotely and therefore all interviews for roles in Singapore are taking place over Microsoft Teams.

We are welcoming new employees to the office, depending on location.

For further information, please email