Summer Studentships

This site will be updated with the projects available for the 2018-entry LMB Summer Studentship Programme in the autumn of 2017. In the meantime, these pages will give prospective students information on entry requirements, funding options and how to apply to the LMB Summer Studentship Programme.

The LMB Summer Studentships scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are considering a future in academic research.

The studentships provide hands-on experience of research and a true feel for what it is like to work in a lab. Summer students join one of the research groups at LMB and carry out original research, working along side LMB scientists with full access to the world-class facilities at the LMB.

Funding & Eligibility

MRC Summer Studentships:

8 – 12 MRC Summer Studentships are available each year, depending on the availability of funds. Studentships last for 8 to 13 weeks, usually between July and September, and we are able to pay a competitive salary for the period of the studentship.

MRC Summer Studentships are open to undergraduates who are UK or EU nationals, or who have UK residence qualifications, and to overseas students who are attending a British University for full time education with valid student visa for the period of the Summer Studentship, or who have valid Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa (see below).

Amgen Scholars Programme

The University of Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme provides support for undergraduates who are enrolled in colleges or universities in European countries that are participating in the Bologna Process. See University of Cambridge Amgen webpages for further details, including eligibility requirements:

Students who have secured their own funding:

We also welcome applications from undergraduates who have secured their own funding. MRC Summer Studentship eligibility requirements apply (see above).

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a summer student position at the LMB, please review the list of group leaders who are interested in hosting a summer student in 2017 (see below).

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Please remember to include the name(s) of the group leader(s) you are applying to and information about any funding schemes you have or intend to apply to (Amgen or other external funding bodies). You should also include information about your nationality/visa status. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2017.

Applications will be considered by the group leaders concerned and Heads of Division. Successful candidates will be notified at the beginning of April 2017. Please note: Applications open on 1 November 2016 – early application is recommended.

Further information:

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme:

Students from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Monaco may be able to come to the UK under the youth mobility scheme and complete a summer studentship at LMB (subject to being offered a summer studentship and securing funding). See UKBA website for further details

List of group leaders who are interested in hosting a summer student in 2017:

Please note, if a group leader is not listed below, they are not able to host a summer student in 2017 so should not be contacted about summer studentship positions.