The LMB Summer Studentship scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are considering a future in academic research. If you are a secondary school or sixth form student, in Years 10-13, you may be interested in our Work Experience scheme.
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.
The LMB also has two research support Summer Studentships available in 2019:
- Archive Summer Studentship: The post would ideally suit someone who is studying for a degree in Information and Library Services, Archives and Records Management, or the History and Philosophy of Science. For full details and how to apply for this summer studentship see: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/about-lmb/archive-and-alumni/.
- Media Prep & Glasswash Summer Studentship: This post would suit someone who is studying for a biological degree. It will provide them with experience of how to clean and sterilise glassware, also how to prepare media and pour plates, which often has to be done by themselves for their research (there are not too many Research Laboratories that provide that as a service).For full details and how to apply for this summer studentship see: https://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/research/scientific-facilities-and-support-services/.
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: https://amgenscholars.bio.cam.ac.uk/. The deadline for applications to this programme is 1st February 2019. To apply go to: https://amgenscholars.bio.cam.ac.uk/.
Students who have secured their own funding:
We also welcome applications from undergraduates who have secured their own funding. Some Colleges and Universities have funding available for studentships. It is worth checking with your institute to see if there is funding you can apply for. 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 2019 (see below).
To apply, please use the link below to access our application form.
Please remember to tick the box(es) 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. Early application is recommended, however the closing date for applications is 1 March 2019.
Applications will be considered by the group leaders concerned and Heads of Division. Successful candidates will be notified at the beginning of April 2019. Please note: Applications open on 9 November 2018.
Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme:
For more information please see UKBA website for further details
If any of your queries are not answered on these webpages please contact us.
List of group leaders who are interested in hosting a summer student in 2019:
Please note, if a group leader is not listed below, they are not able to host a summer student in 2019 so should not be contacted about summer studentship positions.
- David Barford
Structural machines controlling chromosome segregation
- Mario de Bono
Fluorescence signal amplification in C. elegans neurons
- Julian Gough
Systematic Cell Reprogramming or Personal Genomics
- Ingo Greger
Imaging synaptic glutamate receptor dynamics
- Philipp Holliger
Synthetic genetics: Replicating RNA with RNA
- Gregory Jefferis
Sex Circuits in the Fly Brain: Connectomics to Behaviour
- Patrycja Kozik
Dendritic cells and initiation of immune responses
- Jan Löwe
DNA transactions by bacterial SMC-kleisin complexes
- Harvey McMahon
- Kiyoshi Nagai
The structure and function of the spliceosome
- John O'Neill
Molecular dynamics of the human cellular circadian clock
- Lori Passmore
Mechanisms of molecular machines that interact with nucleic acids
- Christopher Russo
A simple specimen preparation instrument for cryo-EM
- William Schafer
Genetics of sensory perception and behaviour
- Rebecca Taylor
Investigating the role of lysosomes in ageing in C. elegans
- Marco Tripodi
Characterising neural circuits and computations underlying goal-oriented actions in mice