Life Sciences placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question. 

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Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Life Sciences students offer your business?

Our third-year Applied Biology and Cell Biology undergraduate students are looking to undertake a mini-project or job role within a life science, food and drink or biotechnology company to allow them to showcase and apply their skills and continue their learning. 

We are looking for onsite placements where our students can offer skills and knowledge exchange in a wide range of subject areas, including: microbiology; cell biology; immunology; molecular biology; applied chemistry; analytical instrumentation techniques; biochemistry; food and feed analysis; medical diagnostic techniques; application of health and safety systems; application of quality systems e.g. GLP, cGMP and HACCP; application of statistics and environmental science.

Virtual placements can also be undertaken in areas such as experiential design; scientific literature searches; data collection, analysis and visualization; gap analyses to identify new clients using web resources and databases; database production to provide reference point for necessary documentation or other resources. 

When do students go on placement?

Students are available to join your business in Spring and undertake a four-week project during March/April. Project scopes for placements should be ready by November. Students apply for placements with a CV and covering letter. We encourage our providers to interview students to choose the right student for them, with interviews commencing in January. There is also the opportunity to develop placement projects into summer placements and later, to dissertation research.

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Clare Bird.