Undergraduate Summer placement


Are you an undergraduate in your 2nd or 3rd year who feels passionately about cancer research and is looking for a summer placement ?

This is your opportunity to gain research experience at a world leading centre. From 2023 CRUK Cambridge Centre will be offering undergraduates a summer placement in research groups connected to the centre. Students will work under the supervision of a postdoctoral researcher. A successful applicant on this scheme will be offered a tax free stipend (for up to 8 weeks), travel costs (up to £250) and college accommodation.

Up to 4 placements will be offered every summer, with one being reserved for a student of black heritage. 

The programme offers access to seminars and presentation skills training provided by the Graduate training programme and will culminates with a small symposium where the students present and share their research at the end of their placement. 

To apply

Your application should contain
1) your CV (to fit on one side of A4), including:
Your name, the College or University at which you are currently registered, the degree for which you are registered (e.g. B.Sc), the course you are registered on (e.g Biochemistry), the duration of the course (e.g. 3 years) and the date you commenced study (e.g. September 2021).
2) a list of courses you have completed, or are currently studying, at University/College, and if possible, the marks/grades you obtained.
3) a cover letter of <400 words. This should include why you have applied to participate in the summer placement scheme, what you hope to gain from the programme, and also outline your career aims. Please also indicate a research area in which you would like to spend your placement (first and second choice).

We prioritise applicants from less research intense universities. Please , note this scheme is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled on a course at a UK university.

Attach your CV, course list and cover letter as one document and send to bmo21@cam.ac.uk

In the subject line, insert the word summer placement and your surname

If you are short-listed, you will be interviewed before final acceptance. We look forward to receiving your application . Please note this scheme is run the the CRUK Cambridge Centre and is separate from the summer school run by the CRUK Cambridge Institute.

 Please submit your application by midnight (GMT) 5 April 2024