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Research Experience Placements

Gain experience in the lab


Find out if a PhD is for you

Explore computational and/or experimental biology

If you are a high-achieving undergraduate in the second year of your degree (middle years if on longer programmes) who is enthusiastic about bioscience, we want to hear from you! We have funded research placements available during the summer holiday to enable students doing basic science (biology, chemistry, maths, computer science, biomedicine etc.) or veterinary degrees to work in a modern research group.

The Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme is designed to give promising undergraduates at UK universities a first-hand opportunity to experience research in a UK laboratory and to encourage them to consider a career in bioscience research. The placements are particularly designed for students who wish to find out about their suitability and aptitude for a research career.

Projects offered at MIBTP partner universities will be in the same themes as the PhD research opportunities. If you wish to apply for a placement for Summer 2018 please contact potential supervisors directly or the relevant MIBTP Director indicating which area of research you are interested in. The MIBTP Directors will then put you in touch with potential supervisors. Once you have found a supervisor willing to host you, please fill in the REP application form.

Placement students are expected to work for 8 - 10 weeks during the summer and will receive a stipend of £200 per week. The total budget per REP is £2500 and remaining funds can be used for research consumable costs. Students will be required to submit a post-REP report to BBSRC within three months of the placement. Template forms and guidance will be provided.

We will be recruiting for 2019 summer REP placements in early January 2019.