APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023/24 ACADEMIC YEAR ARE NOW open

  • 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 and send a Cover Letter together with your CV : Sara Garcia-Rates, Sara.GarciaRates@neuro-bio.com .
  • The applications will close on the first week of December 2022 and the successful candidates will be contacted in January 2023.

Matthew Passmore

Master of Biology
Warwick University

“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!”

Mehreen Ahmad

Mehreen Ahmed

MSci Neuroscience
University of Nottingham

“The placement opportunity at Neuro-Bio gave me an insight into a novel and unique approach to Alzheimer’s disease – one of the reasons that drew me to apply.
Through gaining hands-on experience in cell culture-based projects, I’ve been able to develop my confidence in the lab, alongside expert support from supervisors. It was fulfilling to put academic theory into practice by testing an array of peptides in a range of biochemical assays, and presenting findings in the weekly meetings to the rest of the team.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the placement opportunity has been seeing the research progress and integrate with other disciplines, not only through in-house experiments, but also through collaborators working on a multitude of projects. It’s been an exciting journey, and one thing I would encourage future interns to do is ask lots of questions – there’s never an end to curiosity.”

Tumisang Moswete

Tumisang Moswete

Mbiol (Hons) Pharmacology
Nottingham Trent University

“My internship experience at Neuro-Bio was amazing! When I started at Neuro-Bio for my year-long placement or my undergraduate course, I was excited for the opportunity to get hands-on laboratory experience. It quickly became apparent to me that being a student scientists at Neuro-Bio means doing real life research work that contributes to the important body of work that gives insight into Alzheimer’s Disease. It was rewarding to do such meaningful work and also exciting to contribute to Neuro-Bio’s ground breaking approach to the field. Being able to get involved in the lab work as well as seeing how research and publishing works also informed me on how working in research after I graduate would look like. I am grateful for how supportive the Neuro-Bio team is because they enabled me to grow as a scientist.”

Rosie Barnett

Rosie Barnett

1st Class Pharmacology (BSc) graduate
Nottingham Trent University

“I have learnt so much from my time at Neuro Bio, both personally and professionally, that I will take with me in my future endeavours. I am so grateful for all the hands-on experience as well as all the support and guidance I have received from the team at Neuro Bio. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of such a supportive and welcoming team.”

James Barratt

James Barrett

Graduate Trainee
Nottingham Trent University

‘I really enjoyed my internship at Neuro-Bio for many reasons. I felt like I was contributing in projects from an early stage, which gave me a sense responsibility and drive to improve. They also encouraged me to explore areas of the research that I found most interesting, specifically in a computational project, and challenged me take initiative. Overall, Neuro-Bio gave me the opportunity to learn from an experienced team of scientists and have an impact in an important research area.’ 

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 (Sara.Garcia-Rates@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

T: +44 (0)1235 420 085
E: info@neuro-bio.com

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