Clinical pharmacology scientist apprenticeship

Design, analyse, interpret and report clinical research and clinical trials

The broad purpose of this role is to design, analyse, interpret and report clinical research and clinical trials aimed at understanding what a drug is doing for the body, what happens to a drug in the body, and how it works in treating a particular disease. It is a varied role, supporting the discovery and development of new medicines, and improving understanding of existing ones. You could form a key component of the National Institute for Health Research, Biomedical Research Centres, Clinical Research Facilities and other academic groups, with a focus on driving the development of novel therapeutics in an academic setting. During the clinical pharmacology scientist apprenticeship you’ll be responsible for the design of the research, individual trials or a series of trials designed to test a medicine of interest. Your input and recommendations could be critical to ensuring that any outputs of the research and trials are meaningful. Considered as a leader and role model, you’ll have a thoughtful approach, be an excellent communicator and thrive in a team environment. On completion, you’ll gain a MSc in clinical pharmacology.


Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the clinical pharmacology scientist apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000

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