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.
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: http://www.biomed.cam.ac.uk/amgenscholars
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 2018 (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 2018.
Applications will be considered by the group leaders concerned and Heads of Division. Successful candidates will be notified at the beginning of April 2018. Please note: Applications open on 1 November 2017.
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
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 2018:
Please note, if a group leader is not listed below, they are not able to host a summer student in 2018 so should not be contacted about summer studentship positions.
- John Briggs
Methods development for cryo-electron tomography
- Simon Bullock
Shedding light on microtubule-based cargo transport
- Mario de Bono
Genetics of behaviour
- Paula da Fonseca
Unravelling the human proteasome function and regulation
- Julian Gough
1. Phenotype Prediction: analysis of phenotypes and genetic associations in medical cohorts / 2. Cell Reprogramming: network and big data computational methods for predicting factors controlling cell fate
- Ingo Greger
Assessing trafficking and signaling of synaptic AMPA glutamate receptors
- Philipp Holliger
- Gregory Jefferis
Sexually Dimorphic Circuits in the Fly Brain
- David Komander
New enzymes regulating the ubiquitin system
- Patrycja Kozik
Intracellular signalling and trafficking events in dendritic cells following T cell priming
- Madeline Lancaster
Brain size determination in cerebral organoids
- Harvey McMahon
Investigation the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's
- Sean Munro
Get a Grip - how transport vesicles get tethered at the Golgi in flies
- Kiyoshi Nagai
cryoEM study of the spliceosome
- John O'Neill
Body clocks and the circadian regulation of heart beating
- Lori Passmore
Structural and functional studies of proteins that regulate mRNA polyA tails
- KJ Patel
Biochemistry and genetics of aldehyde induced endogenous DNA damage
- Katja Röper
Sculpting tissues from epithelial sheets
- Christopher Russo
Analysing particle movement in electron cryomicroscopy
- William Schafer
Genetics of sensory perception and behaviour
- Rebecca Taylor
Exploring stress signalling between neurons and intestinal cells in C. elegans
- Marco Tripodi
Characterising neural circuits and computations underlying goal-oriented actions in mice
- Roger Williams
Mechanisms of regulation of lipid and protein kinases by G proteins