Category Archives: Work & Opportunities

Summer Work Shadowing

The Careers Centre runs a work shadowing programme every summer and winter where interested students have the opportunity to shadow a professional in their workplace. At some point during the summer break, between June 30th and September 1st, you will have the chance to shadow someone in an interested industry or sector for one day (more depending on the opportunity). This is a great way to try out a potential career or industry you might be interested in!

For more info, check out the website here. Note that this summer’s hosts will be announced on 10 April.

Summer Internship Opportunities!

The Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme is still open for two more weeks, and we have already seen a great number of candidates applying – all of the placements have had interest so far. These opportunities will close at midnight on February 29th! For 1st, 2nd and 3rd years. For more info check out the website here.

Careerwise Work Placements are open for applications from female students, 2nd year and up:  research assistant placements in microbiology. Please remember to come to the Careers Centre to have your application reviewed before submitting. For more information check the attached PDF below.


PhD opportunities at the University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada is recruiting graduate students in Biology!

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is looking for the next generation of cutting-edge researchers. Enter their annual recruitment competition for the chance to start a PhD project in Infection, Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Organ Regeneration or Cardiovascular Disease.

Application deadline in 31 January 2016, shortlisted candidates win a free trip to Calgary for an interview in March!

Postgraduate Scholarship in the US 2016-17

Scholarships for Post-Graduate study in the USA 2016-17

Up to two Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarships (of not less than $30,000 each) will be awarded for one year of postgraduate study, normally in the New York or Washington DC areas in 2016-2017. To be eligible applicants must be Scottish by birth or recent descent.  For further information and an application pack, email with the heading ‘Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York Scholarships.’ The deadline for applications is Friday 12 February 2016.

University of St Andrews’ students have had success in applying for these scholarships in the past and usually only a handful applications is submitted within the University each year.

PhD Studentships in Cancer Biology

The European Training Network ALKATRAS are advertising 15 fully-funded PhD opportunities at the University of Cambridge and across Europe. The Marie Sklodowska-Curie ESR Fellowships provide a 3-year stipend to work on one of the projects . For more information and how to apply, check out the website.