ABPI industry/academic links – Apply by 31st March 2022

Background information

Every two years ABPI, as the trade association of the UK pharmaceutical industry, monitors the training interactions pharmaceutical companies have with UK universities. These include undergraduate placements, PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships.

Collaborations between industry and academic institutions will also be identified and highlighted as part of this project.

Project offered

We are seeking a PIPS student to apply their scientific and project management experience in a policy context. The output of the project will be an interactive report for publication by ABPI and a slide set which can be used in presentations which highlight the contribution the pharmaceutical industry makes to the training of young people.

The project will be supervised by Andrew Croydon, Director of Skills & Education and Examinations, ABPI.


The project is ideally to be started around April-June 2022 but there could be some flexibility applied on discussion.


The ABPI office is based at 105 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QT, although we have been predominantly home working since early 2020 and have hosted a number of interns remotely over the past 2 years – exact method of working open to discussion depending on Government advice at the time.

Benefits to student undertaking this project

This project will give the student an excellent overview of the biopharmaceutical sector and the interactions industry has with universities.

Contacts may be developed which could be helpful to someone considering a future career in industry.


Expenses will be refunded in line with ABPI standard expenses policy. Travel expenses for commuting into London (if applicable) will be paid.

How to apply

For more detailed information on the project contact Andrew Croydon (acroydon@abpi.org.uk; 0207 747 1436)

A CV and letter of application should be sent by email to Andrew Croydon, Director of Skills & Education and Examinations, ABPI.

The closing date for applications is close of business on 31st March 2022.