Internship Opportunities

Job Title: Neural Interface Bioengineering Internship (6-12 months)

Reference Number: GBI-03

Salary: Competitive

Company profile: Galvani Bioelectronics is a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline plc and Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences). We are devoted to the development of life changing neuromodulation therapies for patients with chronic diseases. Our team works hard to develop miniaturized and personalised implantable bioelectronic devices, tailored for small autonomic nerves in the viscera. In collaboration with a network of world leading industrial and academic partners, we continue to expand our treatment indications and improve our technology.

Job description: One of our primary aims is to provide our patients with stimulation devices that are more effective, safer and longer lasting. This internship will contribute to that goal by focusing on electrochemical evaluation of novel materials for peripheral nerve stimulation in ex vivo and in vivo contexts. This will include acute evaluation of neural response thresholds to electrical stimulation, voltage transient analysis for power consumption and on-nerve water limit for safe charge injection. The results will then feed in to chronic in vivo evaluation for long term viability.

Degree Requirements: 

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in biology, physiology, neuroscience or bioengineering.
  • Must be enrolled in a Master’s or PhD program in these fields with 2 years of practical, post graduate experience.

Skill requirements:

  • Required: Electrochemistry of stimulation at the electrode-tissue interface. Electrical stimulation of the nervous system and surgical/dissection skills and/or associated data analysis.
  • Preferred: Peripheral nervous system stimulation and recording, in vivo electrophysiology, Home Office Licence and Matlab (or similar) proficiency.

Work permit: Valid work permit for the UK during the internship period is required (international students in UK might be eligible through Tier 4 Student VISA, please verify with student.gsklink@gsk.com)

Location: Galvani Bioelectronics, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, SG1 2NY.

Duration of placement: 6 or 12 months

Starting of placement: September 2018

Closing date for application: July 6th, 2018

To apply: Please send your CV to info@galvani.bio