Internships

Opportunities

Current opportunities

We hope the following list of internship opportunities might be of interest for BBSRC DTP students.


The Babraham Institute Internship

The Babraham Institute Internship

Remote Working

Closing Date 03 September 2021

The Babraham Institute undertakes world-leading research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Our research is split into three programmes: Epigenetics, Signalling, and Immunology, and is supported by strategic programme grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) with additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

We maximise the impact of our research through Knowledge Exchange, Commercialisation and Public Engagement activities. We do this by collaborating with other academics, policy makers, charities, schools, the general public and industry, including companies on the Babraham Research Campus. Commercialisation is achieved in collaboration with the Institute’s wholly-owned trading arm, Babraham Institute Enterprise Limited.

What does the project involve?

The Institute's Commercialisation team is seeking a student interested in working on a range of projects that will provide training and insight into activities typical of a technology transfer professional in an academic environment, and the activities undertaken to enable research to have a real-world impact. As the commercialisation team is small, the student will have an opportunity to contribute to a wide range of projects, with their work having a real impact on the group's activities.

Internship projects would be assigned in consultation with the student, according to their interests and expertise, when considering those projects active at the Institute during placement period. As the team deals with potentially valuable, cutting-edge innovations specific project details cannot be provided before the student signs an undertaking to treat all data in confidence, however activities would likely involve:

  • research into markets, technologies and clinical trials to understand the potential for new translational opportunities coming out of the Institute's Immunology, Epigenetics and Signalling departments;
  • developing the team's knowledge of funding and collaboration sources and contacts;
  • improvement of the team's technology transfer database;
  • commercial contract drafting experience.

What skills and experience will you need to bring?

An interest in technology transfer activities. Although not essential, a candidate would ideally have research expertise in the fields of immunology, cell signalling or epigenetics. Students would need to possess the following skills:

  • ability to work well in a team
  • excellent communication, both verbally and written
  • highly organised
  • time management
  • project management

The application process and contact information

To express your interest in this placement, please send a CV and covering letter to the contact email included below:

Dr Emily Boyce

Knowledge Exchange Manager

kec@babraham.ac.uk

We will then follow up to discuss your interests, skills and which tech transfer project would best suit you.

Applications accepted at any time

Oxford University Innovation Licensing & Ventures Internship

Oxford University Innovation Licensing & Ventures Internship

Join the team at Oxford University Innovation to help Oxford ideas come to life

Closing Date 01 August 2021


About Oxford University Innovation

 

Oxford University Innovation (OUI) is the technology transfer company of Oxford University. 

 

With around 80 staff and an annual revenue close to £20M, OUI receives hundreds of invention disclosures from University colleagues each year, many of which result in new patents. As a result, the company manages a large and diverse portfolio of intellectual property and our licensing and ventures team work to bring these ideas to industry through licence deals with commercial partners or creating new companies called spinouts.

 

OUI executes around 120 commercial licence deals per year enabling access to Oxford technology and has created more university spinout companies than any other technology transfer office in Europe. In fact, since it opened its doors in 1987, OUI has created over 180 spinouts, from world leading technology companies to social enterprises.  Remarkably, half of these have been created in the past five years in a phenomenon called the “Oxford Boom”.

 

Oxford University spinout companies have collectively raised over £2.5 bn since 2011, with over a half billion raised in the last 12 months alone. And Oxford has the largest university venturing fund focused on a single institution in the world – Oxford Sciences Innovation.  


What we offer in our Internship

 

   Oxford University Innovation has created a new and exciting internship opportunity. Interns in our Licensing & Ventures Group will work alongside members of the core team in the management of projects, assisting with other activities in the Licensing & Ventures Group and enabling the transfer of as much technology as possible from Oxford University.

 

In addition to gaining experience supporting specific commercialisation projects, interns will also receive training and mentoring to develop their technology transfer skills and build awareness and understanding of the key principles and requirements of this exciting industry.

 

Representative activities which you may be involved with:

 


  • Networking with researchers to help build a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship and enterprise across the University 
  • Assisting with the assessment of new invention disclosures, including market evaluation and novelty searches
  • Assisting with building business cases
  • Assisting with patenting the technology including collaborating with external patent attorneys.
  • Assisting with preparations and decision-making for archiving a project, if it has not been successful. 
  • Assisting with preparing applications to university funding schemes.
  • Assisting with creating high quality marketing materials
  • Assisting with identifying and actively seeking out potential customers for Oxford technology.
  • Assisting with negotiating licence deals.

 

  • Assisting with the formation of new companies where appropriate.
  • Promoting OUI in the research community through active involvement in internal marketing activities.
  • Playing an active role in creating a high performing team within the Group, e.g. positive participation in team meetings and company events.
  • Playing an active part in building strong professional relationships and an environment which is positive and goal-orientated.
  • Assisting the Patent and Licence Administration Team with patent and licence administration and data entry as required.
  • Working constructively with all OUI administrators, providing clear information and requests in a timely manner and liaising with Head of Group to assist with prioritising group administrators’ work.
  • Supporting the creation of new content for the OUI website.


What skills and experience will you need to bring?

Innovation is a broad and diverse family. Applicants should be enrolled on a degree or post graduate programme, but other than an enquiring mind and a keen interest in how university research can create positive societal or environmental impact, applications from candidates studying any subject will be considered. The successful intern will work on a broad range of projects and where possible will also have the opportunity to work on projects that match their background.

 

Successful applicants will demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise, and ideally possess some experience of related activities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that their internship will be fully funded by an approved third-party scheme1 and be available to work on a 3 month full-time or 6 month part-time basis. Successful candidates will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

 

 

Application Process

Please send a CV with accompanying letter stating relevant experience and interests to Brendan.Ludden@innovation.ox.ac.uk. This is an open call with no specific deadline. During the significant disruption caused by COVID-19, the current programme is expected to be largely home based and will be subject to UK government guidance on safe working practices. 

Lifebit Internships

Lifebit Internships

Remote working

Closing Date 01 May 2021

Lifebit is a leading innovator in bioinformatics software solutions and AI. In April 2020, the London, UK based company closed its Series A funding round of US$7.5M (£6 million) led by Idinvest Partners, to fuel ongoing product innovations and global market expansion.

We’re looking for a results-driven, self-starting, business development intern to actively seek out and engage potential clients. The intern will sit within the AI team at Lifebit and will seek business opportunities within the drug discovery and vaccine development space. The intern will report to Lifebit’s AI Engagement manager.

Working in business development, you will connect, meet & present to potential customers in order to boost Lifebit’s top-line revenue growth, client acquisition levels and profitability. The role will suit anyone looking to gain business acumen and real-world experience in business development. The role will require developing a deep technical understanding of Lifebit’s AI products and AI/ML in general. Further, a deep understanding of biology and pharma R&D will benefit the intern greatly.

Please contact the DTP for more details - bbsrcdtp@liverpool.ac.uk. You may also send your CV & a short explanation of why you are applying to: tom@lifebit.ai

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Internship - Science Communication

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Internship - Science Communication

Remote working

Closing Date 27 April 2021

Background Information

The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines. We represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future.

Our members supply cutting edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS so patients can get new treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines. Every day, we partner with organisations in the life sciences community and beyond to transform lives across the UK.

As part of ABPI’s work to communicate on the discovery, development, regulation and manufacture of medicines, we have an award-winning Resources for Schools website (https://www.abpischools.org.uk/) with interactive content and animations to support science teaching and learning for teachers and young people. The resources are in line with the curriculum, and many of them link topics studied in school to their application in industry and research. All our resources link science topics covered in school to the world outside and, particularly, to the treatment of disease.


Project Offered 

The ABPI is offering an exciting opportunity for a PIPS student to apply bioscience knowledge in a science communication context. In Quarter 3 2021, the ABPI will be launching a new schools’ website which will be aiming to broaden its audience from the existing regular user base.

This 12 week project centres around medicine development and the student will conduct online research and liaise with subject experts and other external stakeholders to produce written and interactive content which will inform on the research requirements for developing medicines and wider associated curriculum areas, whilst engaging a variety of audiences across the school education pathway.

The output of the project is expected to include:

  • Specialised content to support the launch of the new ABPI schools’ website, focussing on areas of identified curriculum need
    • Content for animations and diagrams for use on our award-winning schools’ website to support public engagement in schools
    • Slide deck to support ABPI’s commitment to raising awareness of AMR across a variety of stakeholders

The student will be working within the Research, Medical & Innovation team and will liaise with colleagues across ABPI and within our member companies. Should there be any opportunities for attendance at internal meetings or on pharmaceutical site visits, the student will be able to take advantage of these.

The successful applicant can expect to have a supervisor who would meet regularly for virtual guidance and support at the current time, with potential face-to-face meetings depending on Government guidance in relation to covid and company policy.


Timing

The exact timing can be confirmed with the successful applicant, though we would expect this to be undertaken with a start date in Quarter 2-3 2021.  We anticipate the project to run for 12 weeks. This is a contract for Monday to Friday 9-5pm, with a one hour lunch break.


Location

The project is currently entirely remote working. There may be some scope for days at the ABPI office, 105 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QT, dependant on Covid developments.   All IT equipment required to undertake the project will be supplied to you.


Benefits to student undertaking this project

This project is a great opportunity to gain and develop science communication experience, with similar projects in the past having provided opportunities to develop contacts which could be helpful to someone considering a future career in industry. The successful applicant can be expected to be treated as a member of the ABPI Research, Medical & Innovation Team, and as such, will benefit from professional development, cross functional working, interaction with wider stakeholders and an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.


Funding

Normally we would reimburse modest travel expenses however, we are currently working remotely.   If during the project you are required to travel to our offices in London Victoria or to a pharmaceutical site visit, travel expenses and reasonable lunch expenses will be fully reimbursed.


Applications

A CV and covering letter should be sent to Andrew Croydon, Skills & Education Policy and Examinations Director, ABPI (acroydon@abpi.org.uk), by close of business Tuesday 27th April 2021.  Should you have any questions prior to applying, these should be sent to Alice Coburn, Education Executive, ABPI (acoburn@abpi.org.uk).

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Internship - Exam Digitalisation

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) Internship - Exam Digitalisation

Remote working

Closing Date 27 April 2021

Background Information

The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines. We represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future.

Our members supply cutting edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS so patients can get new treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines.

Every day, we partner with organisations in the life sciences community and beyond to transform lives across the UK.

One role undertaken by The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) is delivery of the professional ABPI Medical Representatives Exam, taken by those who call upon doctors, dentists, and other UK prescribers and/or promote medicines based on their therapeutic properties. This includes representatives from virtually all pharmaceutical companies with UK operations.

Integrity of the Exam is crucial to building and maintaining the trust and reputation of the UK pharmaceutical industry.

When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, paper-based exams that were held monthly at venues across the country were cancelled and the ABPI have since moved all examinations online. In the coming months, we are introducing a new examination platform which will provide for increased focus on digital learning.

Please note: since the covid pandemic reached the UK, the ABPI has successfully undertaken virtual onboarding of several interns.


Project Offered 

Following on from previous successful PIPS internships for other projects, we are once again, seeking a PIPS student to apply their scientific and project management experience in an examinations and education context.

This 12 week project seeks to contribute to the development of the online ABPI Medical Representatives Examination learning materials. The output of the project will be the successful delivery of the newly formatted exam learning content which will be important in maintaining integrity of the industry as the world continues to move to remote learning. The online resources will significantly support our candidates on their learning journey.

The applicant will be expected to support the ABPI Education and Examinations Executive with development through liaising with internal teams, external providers, and the ABPI Exam Governance Committee and Exam Steering Group. Alongside this role, there may be the opportunity for the applicant to contribute to updating and/or incorporating new material to the exam, and development of new qualifications.

The intern will be working within the Research, Medical & Innovation team and may also need to liaise with individuals within ABPI member companies. Should there be any opportunities for attendance at internal meetings or on pharmaceutical site visits, the intern will be able to take advantage of these. Whilst we remain working remotely, opportunity for face-to-face contact will be minimal, however there will be many virtual opportunities to engage with members.

The successful applicant can expect to have a supervisor who will meet regularly for virtual guidance and support at the current time, with potential face-to-face meetings depending on Government guidance in relation to covid and company policy.


Timing

The exact timing can be confirmed with the successful applicant, though we would expect this to be undertaken with a start date in Quarter 3 2021. We anticipate the project to run for 12 weeks. This is a contract for Monday to Friday 9-5pm, with a one hour lunch break. 


Location

The project is currently entirely remote working. There may be some scope for days at the ABPI office, 105 Victoria St, London SW1E 6QT, dependant on Covid developments.  All IT equipment required to undertake the project will be supplied to you. 


Benefits to student undertaking this project

This project is a great opportunity to gain and develop science communication experience, with similar projects in the past having provided opportunities to develop contacts which could be helpful to someone considering a future career in industry. The successful applicant can be expected to be treated as a member of the ABPI Research, Medical & Innovation Team, and as such, will benefit from professional development, cross functional working, interaction with wider stakeholders and an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.


Funding

Normally we would reimburse modest travel expenses however, we are currently working remotely. If during the project you are required to travel to our offices in London Victoria or to a pharmaceutical site visit, travel expenses and reasonable lunch expenses will be fully reimbursed. 


Applications

A CV and covering letter should be sent to Andrew Croydon, Skills & Education Policy and Examinations Director, ABPI (acroydon@abpi.org.uk), by close of business Tuesday 27th April 2021.  Should you have any questions prior to applying, these should be sent to Alice Coburn, Education Executive, ABPI (acoburn@abpi.org.uk).

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