Esprit R&D and Physician Program

Do you want a fast track to scientific leadership? And stimulating assignments in the UK, US and overseas that offer the chance to work across a range of disciplines?

Applications are now closed for physician recruitment this year. We are currently reviewing our recruitment plans for scientist/chemist entry for 2018 and will be posting details in Q3/4.


Our Esprit R&D and Physician Leadership Development Program is open to exceptional postgraduates and physicians, with excellent theoretical and practical skills and the insight and curiosity to push boundaries in their field.

What's Esprit all about?

Our Esprit R&D and Physician Program is all about developing future scientific leaders, with the knowledge, capabilities and behaviours to deliver our strategic R&D challenges. Lasting three years, this global development program has been created to attract high-potential individuals and put them on a fast track to leadership.

What will the program be like?

The program offers unique access to assignments both in your home country and overseas. This will enable you to expand and apply knowledge across a range of disciplines, from discovery research to commercialization and business development. You’ll be working in an intellectually demanding and diverse environment where scientists and physicians come together.

Where can I go?

Complete the program and you’ll be equipped with the expertise and experience needed to take on a senior leadership position. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to training and development. Roles on completion of the program will be based on individual capabilities - nothing is guaranteed, however, and throughout the program we’ll look to you to display the necessary behaviors to thrive in our business. There's no limit to success here, so it's up to you to prove yourself.

What will I learn?

Challenging rotations will give you an unrivalled variety of experience across our R&D and medical affairs organizations. You’ll have all the guidance you need through a dedicated mentor, regular exposure to senior management, a series of development courses and one-to-one coaching to support your development.

Do I have the skills?

We‘re looking for exceptional qualified physicians with strong commercial acumen and strategic decision-making skills. You’ll need the ability to adapt and rapidly learn new areas while working as part of a team. Proven scientific and theoretical capability, together with high levels of innovation, creativity, and the ability to solve complex problems are required.

When can I start?

Our recruitment cycle starts in the summer, with successful candidates usually joining the program from March onwards the following year.