RSSL Food, Pharmaceutical and Investigative Analysis Internships 2022 – 2023

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.

In 2021 we have been awarded Employer of the Year at the Thames Valley Awards, and previously recognised as an Enlightened Employer and Women in Business and Thames Valley Tech finalists.

We deliver Science with Service

Enriched by our parent company, Mondelez International, our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives”.

Mondelez is a world leader in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) such as chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy. We market our products in 165 countries and have annual net revenues of $27 billion. We employ 2,400 scientists across the globe, many of which are based at our Global Science Centre in Reading. Even if you’re not familiar with our name, you’ve almost certainly heard of our billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, belVita and Oreo.

You may wonder how a large FMCG organisation relates to the world of pharmaceutical, healthcare, bio-pharmaceutical and consumer goods. We do this at RSSL by combining our scientific expertise and cutting-edge equipment, with dedicated specialist teams to support these other industries.

Big enough to reach the top, small enough to help you get off the ground

Our Internships are 12 months long and during your placement, we’ll make you an integral part of our team and give you a real job – with real responsibilities – from day one. We hope to help you expand your horizons and encourage your personal and professional development. We want to make sure you get the most from your time with us. That’s why, once you join, we’ll work out ambitious but achievable goals for you. Then through the support of a mentor and regular reviews with your manager, we’ll help you achieve them. If all goes well, we may even offer you a role after graduation.

Life at RSSL

As an Intern at RSSL, you will be responsible and accountable for your projects from start to finish. We have Intern opportunities available in all of our state-of-the-art laboratories, each with their own specialisms.

In each area you will be given the opportunity to maximise your learning and experiences. During the placement, you will be expected to plan and execute experiments related to your projects; produce technical reports/presentations and periodically communicate your key findings to stakeholders. You will also have the opportunity to interact with other departments within RSSL and, for certain roles, the wider Mondelez business. In addition to this, you may also be expected to support other ongoing project activities in and outside of your immediate team.

Essential candidate requirements

Studying towards a science related degree (detailed above)
2:1 degree - predicted end result (or equivalent)
Self-driven and motivated
Naturally inquisitive and passionate about technical excellence
Can work with a level of autonomy, as well as within a team
Demonstrate strong analytical, communication and presentation abilities
Pro-active, highly motivated, ready to take on new responsibilities and build strong relationships
Experience of planning experiments or trials
Able to travel (if required)
Good working knowledge of MS Office
We pride ourselves on having a high performing and collaborative culture where we offer support and development to enhance your career and develop your knowledge and skills.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.

Please be aware that this role may require handling of materials that may contain chemicals, solvents and allergens, and the appropriate protective wear will be supplied.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
30 September