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Industrial Placements in Drug Discovery 2021

The first big step in your Drug Discovery career

Sygnature Discovery is an award-winning provider of fully integrated drug discovery research programmes to the global pharmaceutical industry. In August 2021 we will be taking on Industrial Placement students who will be immersed into working life at Sygnature over the course of a 12-month placement. You will get real responsibility from the very beginning with a dedicated mentor to help develop and utilise your knowledge in our world class laboratory and office facility at BioCity in the centre of Nottingham.

Chemistry Industrial Placements

Situated in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre, Sygnature Discovery is home to one of the UK’s largest medicinal chemistry groups, with a proven track record for providing high quality training through our industrial placement program. In addition to having their own dedicated industrial supervisor for the duration of the year-long placement, successful candidates will also be afforded the opportunity to work alongside and learn from our dedicated team of scientists with extensive experience in every stage of the drug discovery process in our Chemistry Department. Being a predominantly lab-based placement, candidates from our IP scheme can expect to work on live projects from the outset, with continual opportunities to develop and apply creative approaches to problem solving. To further assist in the broader aspects of our recruits’ scientific development, successful candidates will also be provided with opportunities to attend online seminars with industry leaders as well as having access to our bespoke in-house training materials and forums. Applicants should be studying Chemistry at undergraduate level.

Chemistry IP – APPLY HERE


Bioscience Industrial Placements

A Bioscience placement at Sygnature provides exposure to laboratory-based research using a wide variety of assays, ranging from biophysics and enzymology to cell imaging and function, within a growing and highly respected Bioscience Department. Working in various therapeutic areas in small molecule and biologics-based drug discovery, our biologists play a key role in providing the integrated projects that we are renowned for. Applicants should be studying Biology or a related discipline at undergraduate level.

Bioscience IP – APPLY HERE


Computational Chemistry Industrial Placements

Combining programming aptitude and some chemistry background, this placement enables a deeper understanding of how drug discovery is accelerated through software and modelling. Candidates will need a working knowledge of one or more programming languages and a desire to learn more, applying them in a practical context in our Computational Chemistry Department. Successful applicants will likely be studying Chemistry or Physics at undergraduate level.

Computational Chemistry – APPLY HERE

If you would like to be considered for this paid placement at a successful and engaging company that values training and scientific excellence, please submit your application for your preferred department through the links above including the following;

  • CV
  • Covering letter (detailing any relevant experience and your suitability for the role)

You will submit your application through our trusted partners, LogicMelon. Please be assured that only employees of Sygnature Discovery will review your application and personal data.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 27th November. We intend to hold our assessment days week commencing 14th December, with interviews being held virtually via the Zoom platform.

If you have any questions, please contact the Careers team at Please do not submit your application to this email address.


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