Student Placement Scheme
Applications for summer 2022 are now closed.
The LMB Student Placement Scheme is aimed at undergraduate students, who are considering a future in academic research. The LMB Student Placement Scheme provide hands-on experience of research and a true feel for what it is like to work in a lab. You will join one of the research groups at LMB and carry out original research, working alongside LMB scientists with full access to our world-class research facilities.
You will be assigned a mentor who will support you in carrying out original research to fulfil a set of learning objectives including:
Planning and carrying out primarily experimental research under the guidance of your mentor.
Developing solutions and new approaches to your research through consulting others, reading the literature and integrating knowledge from multiple sources.
- Learning how to perform genetic, cell and molecular biological techniques.
- Learning about data recording and analysis in research.
- Learning about the importance of collaborating to assist your research through participation in team discussions, meetings, seminars, reading research papers and one to one discussion with colleagues
This is a supernumerary position usually lasting for up to 3 months. You will receive financial support in the form of an agreed hourly rate to help support you during your placement.
The LMB is also part of the Experience Postgrad Life Sciences summer internship programme. This is a pioneering programme within the University, its aim is to bring talented students to Cambridge, who might otherwise not consider postgraduate research in the Life Sciences. For information see: https://www.exppg.lifesci.cam.ac.uk/
The LMB, in association with the University of York’ GenerationResearch scheme, aims to facilitate greater equity in access to technical and research opportunities for all students interested in a career in science. This new and exciting collaborative scheme provides a research internship in either a research lab or in one of the state of the art facilities at the LMB. For details and to apply see: https://www.york.ac.uk/biology/undergraduate/careers/summer-studentships/
If you are a secondary school or sixth form student, in Years 10-13, you may be interested in our Work Experience scheme.
Funding & Eligibility
LMB Student Placement Scheme
8 – 12 internships are available each year, depending on the availability of funds. The internships usually last for 8 to 13 weeks, between July and September, and we are able to pay a competitive salary for the period of the studentship. These internships are open to undergraduates who are UK nationals or who have UK residence qualifications, to overseas students who are attending a British University for full time education with valid student visa for the period of the Student Placement, or to international students through the UKRI Temporary Worker Exchange (T5) Scheme (see below).
Amgen Scholars Programme
The University of Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme provides support for undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities. 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 each year. To apply go to: https://amgenscholars.bio.cam.ac.uk/.
UKRI Temporary Worker Government Authorised Exchange (T5) Scheme
Youth Mobility Scheme:
For more information please see UKBA website for further details