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Strategic Marketing Placement

Job Details

Ref No.: SP09 Salary: Real Living Wage
Team: Strategic Marketing Employment Type: Full-time - Fixed term
Location: Darlington Sedgefield Wilton Newton Aycliffe Deadline: Sunday, 3 March 2019 @ 23:59

The Company

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

The Role

CPI’s Strategic Marketing team are providing an exciting opportunity for a student to gain experience conducting strategic market research during a six week summer placement. The successful candidate will be expected to perform market research and analysis focusing on the pharmaceutical and life sciences market. This will largely be a desk-based position, quantifying research and development activities in important global regions (including America, Europe and Asia). The role will focus on all pharmaceutical & life science markets CPI can operate in including biologics and small molecule, as well as new emerging modalities. The placement student will begin to understand the therapy areas (disease areas) these drugs are predominantly targeted towards and identify ‘innovation drivers’ within these therapy areas. At the end of the 6 weeks, the successful candidate will be expected to produce a presentation outlining the research you have carried out, articulating clear and succinct conclusions.

Duties of the role include:

  • To perform market research and analysis focusing on the pharmaceutical and life sciences market
  • To learn how to use commercial market intelligence databases to extract relevant market information
  • To validate data using a mixture of quantitative market research techniques
  • To understand the general factors influencing the pharmaceutical and life sciences markets

The Person

We are looking to recruit a candidate who is currently working towards a degree or equivalent in a scientific field. An understanding of life sciences would be beneficial. We would also consider candidates who are currently studying a business related degree and have an interest to learn more about pharma and life sciences. This role would be ideal for someone who is interested in moving into a marketing/financial analyst role upon graduating.

Applicants should be competent in using computer packages such as Microsoft Office and Outlook. Candidates should also possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as good time management and the ability to prioritise your work load effectively. It is expected that the successful candidate will be analytical and critical when seeking information as well as being conscientious and objective in their approach.

The Benefits

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Apply for Job

Please note we do not accept CV’s. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) to fill in the form.

1. Your Right to Work

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

Sorry, but without Proof of the Right to Work in the UK we will not be able to consider your application any further.

2. Download Application Form

Download Application Form

You must complete the application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download).


3. Submit Application Form

Restrictions to your right to work in the UK may affect the progress of your application.

Unfortunately if you require a certificate of sponsorship this is something CPI do not offer and we will not be able to proceed with your application.

If your documentation which grants you right to work in the UK has an expiry date, the end date must exceed the fixed term end date for this post.