I'm delighted to announce we have a 12 month placement available for a sandwich student. Typically the third year of a four year undergraduate degree. It has been a while since my department has had a placement student, but I firmly believe the experience is valuable for both the student and us. I did a placement during my undergraduate degree and thoroughly enjoyed it. Seemingly my employer agreed as they later sponsored my PhD.
The ideal candidate would be a chemist or computer scientist. The only skill you need to bring is a desire to learn. We don't expect you to know all about drug discovery or be an amazing programmer. During the placement you will have to the opportunity to pick up the skills required to make a meaningful contribution to our department.
If you are interested find out more here, http://www.ideas.astrazeneca.com/sandwich-and-summer-placements/ and search for reference: TRES DECS 11. Closing date for applications is 15th Feb 2011. Good luck!