Summer Studentships

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 LMB, please review the list of group leaders who are interested in hosting a summer student in 2016: see below.

To apply, please then send your CV and covering letter directly to those group leader(s) whose work most interests you. Please include information about any funding schemes you have or intend to apply to (Amgen or other external funding bodies) and your nationality/visa status.

Applications will be considered by the group leaders concerned and Heads of Division. Decisions are made by April each year and successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible.

Please note: 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 2016:

Please note, if a group leader is not listed below, they are not able to host a summer student in 2016 so should not be contacted about summer studentship positions.