Postgraduates Esprit R&D and physician programme

Do you want a fast track to scientific or medical affairs leadership? And stimulating assignments in the UK, US and overseas that offer the chance to work across a range of disciplines?

Our Esprit R&D and Physician Leadership Development Programme is open to exceptional postgraduates, health outcomes professionals and physicians with excellent theoretical and practical skills and the insight and curiosity to push boundaries in their field.

We are now open for applications to the 2015 programme from 1-17 July 2014. See below for how to apply

Esprit R&D Recruitment Process (PDF download)

Find answers to questions you may have in the Esprit FAQ (PDF download) 

What's Esprit all about?

Our Esprit R&D and Physician Programme programme is all about developing future scientific leaders, with the knowledge, capabilities and behaviours to deliver our strategic R&D challenges. Lasting three years, this global development programme has been created to attract high-potential individuals and put them on a fast track to leadership.

What will the programme be like?

The programme offers unique access to assignments both in your home country and overseas. This will enable you to expand and apply knowledge across a range of disciplines, from discovery research to commercialisation and business development. You’ll be working in an intellectually demanding and diverse environment where scientists and physicians come together.

Where can I go?

Complete the programme and you’ll be equipped with the expertise and experience needed to take on a senior leadership position. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to training and development. Roles on completion of the programme will be based on individual capabilities - nothing is guaranteed, however, and throughout the programme we’ll look to you to display the necessary behaviours to thrive in our buiness. There's no limit to success here, so it's up to you to prove yourself.

What will I learn?

Challenging rotations will give you an unrivalled variety of experience across our R&D and medical affairs organisations. You’ll have all the guidance you need through a dedicated mentor, regular exposure to senior management, a series of development courses and one-to-one coaching to support your development.

Do I have the skills?

We‘re looking for exceptional PhD scientists, PhD chemists and qualified physicians with strong commercial acumen and strategic decision-making skills. You’ll need the ability to adapt and rapidly learn new areas while working as part of a team. Proven scientific and theoretical capability, together with high levels of innovation, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems are required.

When can I start?

Our recruitment cycle starts in the autumn, with successful candidates usually joining the programme from January to April the following year.

How can I apply?

We are now open for applications to the 2015 programme from 1-17 July 2014.

Please go to our search jobs and apply page and use the numbers below in the ‘search by req ID’ field to find available roles:

Physician roles                  99477

Scientist roles                   99478

Chemist roles                    99479