ABPI Industry/academic links survey – Deadline: 10 Dec 2019

PIPS project 2020: Industry/academic links survey

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

Following on from previous successful PIPS internships for this particular project, we are once again, seeking a PIPS student to apply their scientific and project management experience in a policy context. The output of the project will be a short 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 successful applicant can expect to have a supervisor who would meet regularly for face to face guidance and support.


The project is to be carried out from early 2020, a late January 2020 start date would be ideal, but there could be some flexibility applied on discussion.


The project is based at the ABPI office, 105 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QT. 12 weeks (Monday-Friday 9-5, 1 hour for lunch)

Benefits to student undertaking this project

This project is a great opportunity to gain and develop science communication experience, with similar projects in the past having provided opportunities to develop contacts which could be helpful to someone considering a future career in industry. The successful applicant can be expected to be treated as a member of the ABPI Research, Medical & Innovation Team, and as such, will benefit from professional development, cross functional working, interaction with wider stakeholders and an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the interactions industry has with universities.


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

How to apply

A CV and covering letter should be sent to Andrew Croydon, Skills & Education Policy and Examinations Director, ABPI (acroydon@abpi.org.uk), by close of business Tuesday 10th December 2019.  Should you have any questions prior to applying, these should also be sent to the above email address.