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Lister Institute Summer Studentship 2018

The Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge is hosting a Lister Institute Summer Studentship in 2018. This Scheme is targeted specifically at medical, veterinary of biological science students who are considering a future in academic research as it is an ideal opportunity to find out what research is really like.

The opportunity is aimed at undergraduates who are likely to be at the end of their second year.  The student will join the research group of Professor Geoffrey L Smith, FRS and undertake a hands-on research project for 8 -10 weeks during the summer vacation.  At the end of the project the student will be expected to give a short talk and produce a written report.

The Summer Studentship is 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. Further information can be found at the UK Border Agency website at

An award of £200 per week will be made to cover accommodation and living costs

Further details:

Further information on Prof Smith’s research / project can be found at

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter giving your reasons for applying along with a statement in 400 words or less outlining any relevant experience and interest in the topic.  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

Please email your application to by 20th January 2018.