Closing date Monday 18th February 2013
The CII Summer Research Programme provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in laboratory-based research during the summer months. Each participant will be assigned to a discovery research project in the laboratory of a Principal Investigator. Students will work as part of an enthusiastic research team comprising postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, PhD students and/or technicians. The projects will run for a specified 8-week period (17th June - 9th August) during summer 2013 and students will work in the laboratory from Monday to Friday on a full-time basis. At the end of the programme, students will present their work in a short talk at our Summer Studentship Research Symposium.
Students currently enrolled for Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry or a related discipline who have completed at least one year of full-time study are eligible to apply. Several funded studentships will be available; these typically pay a student stipend of £150 per week. All successful applicants will automatically be considered for a studentship. However, students can also enrol in this programme if they are volunteering on a full-time basis with a Cii research group or have secured an external summer studentship from a funding body with a lab in Cii.
To maximise your competitiveness for a studentship, it is strongly recommended that you identify a Principal Investigator (PI) in Cii that you would like to work with and arrange 'agreement in principle' that they will host you in their group. If you have made such arrangements, highlight this in your application. The following PIs have expressed an interest in hosting summer students in 2013:
Prof. Louise Cosby
Prof. Stuart Elborn
Prof. Madeleine Ennis
Dr. Denise Fitzgerald
Dr. Rebecca Ingram
Dr. Adrien Kissenpfennig
Dr. Thamarai Schneiders
Dr. Bettina Schock
Prof. Cliff Taggart
Prof. Miguel Valvano
Details of other PIs and their research areas can be found in the staff pages of the Cii website.
Students from all Universities are welcome to apply.
The application process is now open. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation for participating in this programme to email@example.com. Files must be named as CV_Surname and CoverLetter_Surname and must be in PDF format. Again, ensure you include details of your pre-arranged host PI in your cover letter if you have done so.
The deadline for receipt of applications is noon on Monday February 18th 2013.