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.




CLICK HERE to see details of the LIDo students, their projects and their supervisory teams.

Student Achievements

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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.

Employers who are interested in exploring the opportunity of hosting a LIDo student in their organisation for an internship should contact Jess Barber, Placement and Vacancies Officer

So far our students have interned at a diverse range of organisations including:

  • Albion Ventures
  • Axona
  • Barclays
  • BBSRC
  • Bento Bioworks Ltd
  • Brilliant Club
  • British Society for Immunology
  • C4X Discovery
  • Cambridge Consultants
  • Cancer Research Technology
  • Chronos Therapeutics
  • Consilium Strategic Communications
  • Costello Medical
  • Cupris Limited
  • Galvani Biolectronics
  • GSK
  • Havas:JUST
  • Heptares Therapeutics
  • IMC Heatlthcare Communications
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kew Gardens
  • Kymab Ltd
  • Lane IP
  • London and Partners
  • L'Oreal
  • M Squared Lasers
  • Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
  • MircobesNG
  • National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
  • Ore Tech Limited
  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Pharmidex
  • Portland Press Ltd / Biochemical Journal
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Science Disrupt Ltd
  • Science Museum
  • Singer Instruments
  • Synthetic Genomics Inc.
  • Tecrea
  • The German Academic Exchange Service
  • The National Center for Biotechnology
  • The Royal Society
  • Tutor Mapper
  • uMotif
  • World Health Organisation





The programme offers a number of BBSRC Funded Research Experience Placements (REPs) 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.

Students from the following institutions only should register their interest in applying for placements by clicking here.

  • Kingston University
  • London South Bank University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Roehampton
  • University of East London
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Kent
  • University of Hertfordshire

Students from other institutions should contact the LIDo partners directly, using the contact information below, to discuss any available opportunities.

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.

Supervisors interested in offering a project for an undergraduate summer student should contact the programme for more details.