We are unable to accept applications for summer placements at this time.
We will update this page when further information is made available to us.
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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 2019 please contact potential supervisors directly. You might start by looking at the supervisors and projects listed under the PhD study tab above to see what interests you before you go to separate University and Department staff pages. If you need advice you can contact the relevant MIBTP Director indicating which area of research you are interested in. 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.