Employability




Our DTP graduates will be able to make effective contributions to the expanding range of complex interdisciplinary bioscience research projects in the public and private sectors. Alternatively they will be able to exploit their open, comprehensive and outward-facing research training by engaging in any other activities outside research where the management of complicated, highly-interacting technical activities is critical.




iCASE studentships provide access to training, facilities and expertise not available in an academic setting alone. Students benefit from a diversity of approached with an applied or transitional dimension and have an opportunity to develop a range of valuable skills which significantly enhance their future employability. The BBSRC expectation is that many will become research leaders of the future.




The aims of the Internship Programme are to provide a funded opportunity for students to: develop new skill-sets; gain work experience in the non-academic research sector; assess the non-research career environments in the public or private sectors, evaluate a wider range of career options; and, understand how the skills gained during the PhD can be utilised in other sectors. UCL Careers and programme administrative staff support all LIDo programme students in arranging their PIPS placement. So far our students have interned at a diverse range of organisations including:

AxonaChronosEmbassy of NepalGSKTakedaIHSIMC Healthcare CommunicationsInstitute of Cancer PolicyL'OrealWHOMalawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research ProgrammeParliamentary Office of Science and TechnologyPortland Press - Biochemical JournalRoyal Society of ChemistryScience Magazine / AAAS Science International Inc.Science MuseumSynthetic GenomicsTEVA
Organisations who are interested in learning more about the PIPS scheme should contact the programme administrator .




The programme has 6 BBSRC Funded Research Experience Placements (REP) to allocate. To be eligible for a REP students must be:

In the middle years of their first degree studies with at least 1 full year of study remaining. Registered for a degree in a biological, physical, mathematical or engineering or other fundamental science or an applied degree like veterinary science at a UK university Expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree

Placements include a stipend of £200 per week and students must submit a brief report on the outcome of the REP to BBSRC within three months of completion of the placement.

Placements can be carried out at any of the consortium institutions. Please note that deadline and application details may vary and students are advised to contact their institution of choice directly for further details, contact details can be found below:

For placements at UCL please contact: Nadine Mogford n.mogford@ucl.ac.uk

For placements at Kings College London please contact: Robert Hindges robert.hindges@kcl.ac.uk

For placements at Queen Mary, University of London please contact: the Executive Officer for Research eo-research@qmul.ac.uk

For placements at Birkbeck please contact: Cara Vaughan c.vaughan@cryst.bbk.ac.uk

For placements at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine please contact: Sam Alsford sam.alsford@lshtm.ac.uk

For placements at The Royal Veterinary College please contact: Liz Wilkinson lwilkinson@rvc.ac.uk

Further information regarding Research Experience Placements can be found on the BBSRC website.