Summer Studentships

The Summer Studentship programme offers undergraduate and A-level students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biological and clinical science by working in a cutting-edge research laboratory at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC). Participants will learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles and science communication. Dependent on their interests, students work in the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, imaging, molecular biology and protein chemistry.

Students join the CSC for a 4–8 week research experience working on projects related to the ongoing research of one or more of our groups. At the end of their stay the participants will have been introduced to the major scientific questions currently under investigation in their mentor’s group and they should find the experience useful in deciding whether scientific research is a career that they would like to pursue.

For further information about our summer studentships please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at

Our inaugural 2016 Science Communications summer studentship is now filled. Applications for summer 2017 will open in the new year.

Background: The CSC has an energetic culture of science communication. Learn how our researchers engage with the world beyond the laboratory to reach potential collaborators, funders, policymakers and the general public through: successful press coverage; creative public engagement events, debates and visits; and lively social media (@MRC_CSC).

To be considered, tell us in no more than 250 words why you should be the person who joins our communications team this summer.

Send your summary plus a one page CV to:

Susan Watts, Head of Communications and Public Engagement: