Biology Industrial Placement

  • Vertex
  • Abingdon OX14, UK
  • Feb 02, 2021
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We are recruiting for an Industrial placement in the Biology Department, at our research facility in Oxfordshire, as part of our wider intern intake for the year.

The research site is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, where you will be embedded within research teams working on any one of several diseases.

‘Human genetic and genomic data has the potential to provide therapeutic targets based on causal human biology. Investigations of genetic risk for human diseases are now commonplace and data publicly available. However, turning human observations into drug target needs us to integrate statistical data with biological hypotheses. The project will use publicly-available data to help us understand where and when interesting drug targets function (and go wrong) in our cells and tissues. There is also potential scope to validate these findings in disease-relevant model systems.’

All together the opportunity will enable you to leave with an advanced understanding of what is takes to develop innovative medicines. Full training and supervision will be given. Your time will be split between a project aligned with your university’s requirements and working within a real research project team, working with other scientists, including other interns, to support our research goals.


Person Specification

  • A degree related to biology, genetics or data science (e.g. biochemistry, pharmacology or computer science)
  • Basic knowledge of human biology and genetics.
  • Interest or experience with computational methods are desirable e.g. coding
  • Highly motivated
  • Excellent team working
  • Effective communication skills
  • Diligent record keeping

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School