Northeastern University has partnered with global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline to launch a first-of-its-kind, joint experiential PhD program. Employees of GSK who enroll in the program will conduct pharmaceutical research projects co-developed by the company and Northeastern while they complete their PhD studies at the university in the areas of chemistry and chemical biology.
The new experiential program, which began this month, combines rigorous academics with real-world research experience at GSK’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each student will be supported by a Northeastern faculty adviser and a GSK scientist serving as an industry mentor. GSK will cover the tuition costs of the program as well as all the research expenses.