ERASMUS AND INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENTS

Neuro-Bio Ltd has a very successful ERASMUS and Industrial Placement Programme and welcomes applications from all appropriately qualified persons.

For more information please contact our Intern Programme Co-ordinator; Matthew Passmore – matthew.passmore@neuro-bio.com .

FAQs

How long are internships?

Internships at Neuro-Bio are almost always for the duration of an academic year (approx. 9 months) as part of a sandwich year or an integrated master’s degree. Shorter placements are available in exceptional circumstances, but due to the required training and complexity of our work, longer placements are prioritised.

Can I expect to be paid?

Neuro-Bio is an early stage biopharmaceutical company that is constantly seeking investment. As such, Student Scientists who join as part of requirements for a University course or ERASMUS are not paid a salary, but are provided with sufficient money to cover travel expenses.

What experiments will I carry out?

Student Scientists are offered the opportunity to work with a variety of samples including those from rodents and humans. They will be trained in a range of specialist techniques and practices under the supervision of qualified research scientists, such as: developing ELISA based assays; performing Western Blots; utilising mammalian cell culture to test new drug candidates or using Voltage-sensitive Dye Imaging to observe how brain slices react to toxic compounds.

I need to relocate. Is there anywhere nearby?

Culham Science Centre is easily commutable from Oxford or nearby Abingdon, with options to travel by public transport from either.

How does the selection process work?

Potential interns are asked to apply for a position with their CV and cover letter to the Internship Programme Coordinator (matthew.passmore@neuro-bio.com). Once the application has been reviewed and the candidate is considered eligible, they will be invited to interview to determine their suitability to the company. Assuming the candidate is successful, then they will be offered the opportunity to work with the company, with most interns starting in September. Places on the internship programme at Neuro-Bio are highly competitive so early applications are recommended!

What is the internship experience like?
“Applying for an internship at Neuro-Bio was one of the best choices that I have made. I was fortunate enough to work with Neuro-Bio for the duration of my penultimate year at university whilst working towards my Master of Biology degree. The small size of the company and its wholly novel approach to Alzheimer’s disease is what drew me to apply, because smaller companies can provide great opportunities to give your own input and take on further responsibilities.”

“Due to the fact that Neuro-Bio is a relatively young company, the work environment is fast moving with no two weeks the same. As an intern you are not only provided with training in the lab, but you are exposed to all the aspects involved in company growth which is great experience for working in the real world once you graduate. A new take on Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegeneration is vital in the fight against dementia, so being a part of a company that is focusing on doing just that is very rewarding. I think that the fact that I’m still at the company now is testament to how good the internship programme is!”

Matthew Passmore, Research Scientist

Neuro-Bio Ltd
Building F5
Culham Science Centre
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 3DB
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1235 420 085

info@neuro-bio.com

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