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Listed below are employers who have expressed interest in offering placements on the Doctoral Internship Programme. You can search or filter the list below:

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Absolute Antibody

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

Absolute Antibody is a biotech company founded in 2012, specialising in the sequencing, engineering and recombinant production of antibodies. We provide a range of custom services for academia and industry alike and are building up a recombinant antibody catalogue offering scientists new possibilities through antibody engineering.

Further Information:

Internships could be in a range of areas, such as literature searches, marketing and business development and can be tailored to interest and skill sets of interns. Please don't hesitate to get in touch and discuss possible internships with us.

AMS Biotechnology (AMSBIO)

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, Oxforshire

Organisation Description:

AMSBIO is an a company that provides biotools and services to companies using the life sciences in their discovery, development or production processes.
With particular foci being on 3D cell culture, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, glycobiology, biorepository services and lentivirus technology.

With operations on Milton Park, Abingdon the company has recently opened a facility in Southern California.

Further Information:

Intern roles could involve scientific support, copy writing, assisting marketing functions and direct involvement in product definition and/or design. As a small company, previous interns have enjoyed the possibility to get involved in a wide number of tasks and have benefited from direct contact with customers and exposure to the commercial side of science. Projects may include both part time and full time roles, and AMSBIO has made a financial contribution to previous interns employed.

Aragreen (UK) Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Lydbrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9NG

Organisation Description:

Aragreen uses micro algae as a key building block for two distinct industrial processes (i) enhanced waste water treatment and (ii) the production of high value chemicals from this algae.

Our biotechnology platform combines laboratory precision with industrial scale. This platform is used in both the waste water treatment process and production of algae biomass.

Our goal is to deliver hi-tech solutions for both waste water treatment and algal biomass production. We call this manufacturing for the future: it is based on a process of capturing and utilizing waste streams, to produce valuable outputs for both human and animal consumption.

Further Information:

As a small start-up company we usually have a range of on-going projects for which an internship would be suitable. You must be able to show initiative and present solutions, and have a keen interest in either microbiology or chemical engineering. A stipend may be provided according to the applicant's abilities and experience.

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

  • Employer Sector: Arts & Heritage
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean is Britain?s first public museum and home to the University of Oxford?s world-class collections of art and archaeology. The mission of the Ashmolean Museum is to make its collections of art and archaeology available to the widest possible audience, now and in the future, by exhibiting, preserving and interpreting its objects for study, enjoyment and inspiration, and to promote the understanding of them by teaching and research at the highest level.

Further Information:

Possible internship opportunity in Human Resources (HR) team.

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks
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  • Employer Location: London

Organisation Description:

AMRC is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities. We have over 130 members, spending ?1.3bn a year on research here in the UK. Our members include Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
Medical research is an important part of the UK?s successful research ecosystem. It is the UK?s most popular charitable cause, attracting 38% of donors, an estimated 11.2 million people.
AMRC?s role is to support members to meet their charitable objectives; to connect members to encourage collaboration and to share learning; and to influence the regulatory, policy and research environments.

Further Information:

At AMRC you will gain experience of working with charities and partners in the fields of science and medicine on projects in the following areas: communications & events; policy & public affairs; research & regulation; data & evaluation.
You could be involved in:
Helping to deliver high-quality communications and engagement with our member charities and the wider community
Planning content for and delivering an event such as a workshop, webinar, conference or reception
Developing a searchable library of case studies on medical research policy (Ability to use Microsoft Access required)
Policy analysis of emerging issues
Political and policy stakeholder mapping
Helping to deliver a parliamentary event
Attending meetings alongside AMRC staff, on a range of issues
Writing for the AMRC blog
Writing articles for member newsletter and website.
We're looking for individuals with excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills. You are interested in biomedical research and/or politics and science policy; IT-literate, and able to follow instructions accurately. You will need to be self-disciplined and adaptable with the ability to thrive in a busy environment with lots of challenges.

AstraZeneca - Computational Biology Group - Image Analysis/Modelling

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Macclesfield, UK

Organisation Description:

AstraZeneca is a major contributor to UK science and innovation investment, economic prosperity and to patient health. The UK is home to our global headquarters and a major global research and development facility as well as several other sites. We have around 7,500 people working collaboratively in the UK whose diversity of skills and talents bring great creative strength to our company and we invest over £1.3bn per year in research and development in the UK.

Our main UK research and development facility at Alderley Park, Cheshire leads AZ’s research into Oncology, and provides a range of global capabilities to support the company’s other therapy areas. Anti-cancer treatments that have been developed at the site include Nolvadex, Zoladex, Casodex, Arimidex and Iressa. Treatments in other disease areas have also been developed at or supported by Alderley Park, notably Beta-blockers, still a mainstay of cardiac drug therapy.

The Computational Biology group is part of Discovery Sciences, a collection of scientific groups supporting drug discovery across therapy areas. Computational Biology is itself is multidisciplinary group aiming to:

- Apply biological mathematical modeling techniques to drug projects
- Develop quantitative image analysis capabilities in support of high content biology groups to derive meaningful information from complex datasets
- Deploy network biology annotations/visualizations to bring together target and disease pathway information to support knowledge capture and decision making

Further Information:

Internship opportunities include working in image analysis for high content biology and modelling and mathematical biology. We would prefer a full-time intern(s).

AXON Communications

  • Employer Sector: Advertising, Marketing & Communications
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  • Employer Location: Richmond, Surrey

Organisation Description:

AXON is a specialist healthcare consultancy firm, supporting clients in clinical trial support services, medical communications, public relations and market access.

We love working together with our pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, advocacy and animal health clients to shape strategies that will allow them to engage effectively with their customers and stakeholders. But, as they say, “the devil is in the detail”. Excellence in execution is as important to us as putting the right strategies in place. We support our clients in designing and delivering international, national and emerging market programs that encompass clinical trial support services, medical communications, public relations and market access.

Further Information:

Interns will work in various areas at this healthcare communications agency. As such, they will have the opportunity to be involved with: medical writing, desk research and project management. Our interns will be allocated specific accounts for the duration of their internship so that they can get a more in-depth understanding of certain projects. Preference for a full-time intern. Flexible in terms of time of year.

BBSRC/NERC

  • Employer Sector: Government & Public Services
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  • Employer Location: London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Cardiff

Organisation Description:

A 3-month internship opportunity for BBSRC- and NERC-funded PhD students to work in one of a selected group of highly influential science policy organisations.

Successful applicants have the opportunity to work on an area of science policy, of interest to both the student and the organisation, by contributing to one or more of the following activities:
- Producing a policy briefing or contributing to a longer report
- Participating in a policy inquiry
- Researching, developing and organising a science policy event/workshop
- And/or other related activities

Internships are available at one of eight hosts and fall under two distinct categories:

1. Parliamentary internships
These will be based at one of the following hosts:
- Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) - London
- Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) - Edinburgh
- The Research Service (RS, National Assembly for Wales) - Cardiff

The UK and Scottish Parliaments and the National Assembly for Wales pass laws, scrutinise Government and act as a forum for debate on issues of concern. As part of their internship interns will gain experience of working in a political environment and are likely to produce a formal briefing note for parliamentarians, in addition to being involved in other parliamentary activities.

2. Non-parliamentary internships
These will be based at one of the following hosts:
- British Library
- Centre for Science and Policy
- Government Office for Science
- The Royal Society
- Society of Biology

Number of awards
Up to 35 internships are available this round.

Eligibility
Open to all BBSRC- and NERC-funded PhD students. Internships must start before the end of the funded period.

Further Information:

See organisation/company description

BioCarbon Engineering

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

BioCarbon Engineering is an innovative start-up company aiming to restore ecosystems by planting 1 billion trees a year using drones. They aim to carry out holistic land restoration, growth monitoring and forest management programs and are looking to hire a research intern to inform their decision-making and to assist with the production of a report on forest restoration.

Further Information:

Biocarbon Engineering are currently able to offer opportunities that will suit a person who is passionate about environmental protection, would like to learn more about the forestry sector and to understand how science can inform decision-making. Interns will get exposure to a tech start-up and possibly an opportunity to have a publication / lean more about the legal side of environmental protection (esp. regarding Intellectual Property and patents).

Bodleian Libraries

  • Employer Sector: Academia & Higher Education
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

Rare Books provenance project

The project is based on a card catalogue of information compiled by a former librarian, recording the ownership of early books in our printed collections. Working systematically through the cards, the intern will check marks of ownership in the books themselves, and attempt to find dates or other information on the owner as required, before adding this information into our online catalogue records. The intern will also take digital photographs of the marks of ownership, and add these to a bank of online provenance images. The project will be of great use to scholars, making readily accessible the wealth of information on these cards.

The project will be based in the Rare Books office, in the Weston Library (Bodleian Libraries), and will be overseen by a curatorial member of staff.
In addition to working on this project, the intern will be introduced to the daily activities of our busy and varied Rare Books section, to gain insight into (and, if desired, practical experience of) the roles of rare book librarians. Depending on interests, it may also be possible to arrange for the intern to see the work of other sections within Special Collections.

Further Information:

The student may come from any discipline, but would ideally be working in the early modern period. She or he would have a keen interest in history (particularly that of early modern Europe), and an interest in early books, library history, and material culture. Knowledge of Latin and modern European languages (especially French, Italian, or German) would be highly desirable, as would training in palaeography.


This role would suit a part-time intern over a sustained period (for example, one half-day a week over a year), as the role requires some training.

British Society for Plant Pathology

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: A UK city

Organisation Description:

The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) was founded in 1981 for the study and advancement of plant pathology. The BSPP welcomes members from all over the world and from all branches of plant pathology. We support the professional interests of plant pathologists worldwide and provide information and communicate with our members via a newsletter, website and annual meeting. We organise regular scientific meetings, edit three international pathology journals and make funds available to members for travel, short term.

Further Information:

The Society runs a programme of workshops and lectures around the UK and the internship could involve helping to deliver one of these. A background in biological sciences with an interest in science communication would be advantageous.

Brix Learning

  • Employer Sector: Education
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  • Employer Location: London

Organisation Description:

We’re a team of mathematicians, teachers, and technologists who believe there is a better way to teach Maths than textbooks. Together, we’re building Brix, an online learning platform that aims to provide a world-class Maths education for students across the UK.

Taking inspiration from the Code and Khan Academies, but pointed firmly at the UK A level syllabus, our goal is to make studying Maths a bit more like it should be: intuitive, interactive and (perhaps, just a little bit) fun. Our ambition is to become a profitable company, but our vision is bigger than that. We have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference to millions of students’ education, and help foster an life-long understanding and love of Maths.

We are a small team based in Hammersmith, London.

We are VC funded and work in an accelerator backed by our investors. The accelerator is on the top floor of a major hedge fund, which means all the perks of hedge fund life but the fun of working for a start-up.

 This includes:


Free, restaurant quality, breakfast and lunch everyday

Open coffee bar serving as much coffee, tea and hot chocolate as you can drink

Soft drinks and snacks throughout the day

Ping-pong and table football

Flexible working

Monthly team dinners

Weekly drinks


We work hard and have great fun every day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from more than ten other early stage education and cyber security companies.

Further Information:

What does the role involve?
• Help create Brix’s online content
• Collaborate with the CEO and Head of Education to define learning objectives and design and write content
• Think critically about pedagogy
• Work closely with students to ensure effectiveness of content
• Continually develop knowledge of Maths and Maths teaching
• Record pen and blackboard tutorial videos
• Write questions
• Research Maths education, MathsEd Theory and EdTech
• Contribute to defining the Brix educational philosophy and teaching method
• Help define the strategic direction of the company


Applicant Profile
• A Mathematical degree from a top tier university
• A passion for Mathematics and a desire to share that passion with as many people as possible
• An ability to express complex ideas in simple ways
• Great writing and communication skills
• An interest in teaching and pedagogy
• Some teaching or tutoring experience is a bonus
• A desire to work in a fast paced, exciting startup environment
• An eye for detail and a sense of fun

Cambridge Network Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge

Organisation Description:

Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.

Further Information:

We have internships available within the IT, Engineering and Science industries.

Centre for Effective Altruism

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks
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  • Employer Location: Oxford, UK

Organisation Description:

The Centre for Effective Altruism is a charity affliated with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Through research and communication, it enables and encourages people to do as much good as possible. It comprises three organisations which together attempt to further this aim, each with distinctive approaches but collaborating closely.
Giving What We Can encourages people in affluent societies to donate money to alleviate developing world poverty, specifically asking members to pledge 10% or more of their future incomes. It has 'moved' over $2.4m in donations, and has over $100m pledged. It also researches the most cost-effective development programmes, showing that some programmes are 1000s of times more effective than others. This article in the Guardian has more info: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/dec/24/toby-ord-bernadette-young-joy-of-giving

The Life You Can Save is an organisation started by the prominent moral philosopher Peter Singer which encourages people to pledge at least 1% of their income to global poverty charities.

Further Information:

We have a wide variety of projects available, ranging from research to web development, and will create a role to suit you. We would offer a full-time internship for three months, potentially extensible to six or ten months, and provide free accommodation in Oxford.

Circassia

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

Circassia is focused on developing world-class immunotherapies and we have made significant progress since our establishment in 2007. Our lead product, a new treatment for cat allergy, is currently in phase III testing and we have an exciting portfolio of products, including three in phase IIb development, designed to treat a broad range of seasonal and perennial allergies. As we continue to grow and build the company we remain focused on our founding principle ? a commitment to improving patients? lives by ?Controlling Immune Responses?

Further Information:

CoreFiling Limited

  • Employer Sector: IT & Computing
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

CoreFiling is a well established software company with a rapidly expanding office in Oxford. We specialise in the development and delivery of business and financial reporting solutions for organisations of all shapes and sizes around the world.

Further Information:

We offer internships in Quality Assurance, Software Development, and Systems Administration on a regular basis, with some bespoke internship available for those demonstrating a true love of technology.

Costello Medical Consulting

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: UK

Organisation Description:

A consultancy providing support to the pharmaceutical industry, Costello Medical has built a strong reputation for work of exceptional scientific quality combined with outstanding project management and customer service. The company also prides itself on the friendly, supportive and dynamic environment that it generates for employees. Costello Medical works with medical affairs and market access teams within pharmaceutical companies, helping them to prepare reports and presentations that communicate the clinical benefit of therapies to doctors and reimbursement agencies (such as NICE in the UK) immediately prior to drug launch. The work undertaken has a direct and measurable impact on the successful launch of novel therapies across a wide range of disease areas.

Further Information:

This position is ideal for students seeking to gain an insight into life at a fast-growing consultancy serving pharmaceutical industry clients. You will be presented with an opportunity to get hands-on experience of what the Analyst role entails, assisting Analysts, Senior Analysts and Consultants with projects involving the assimilation, interpretation and creative presentation of data from clinical trials. Interns receive one-to-one training on the technical aspects of the role and learn about project management and effective communication with clients.

If you have a specific interest in our Medical Writing or HTA/Health Economics division, we will try to accommodate this during your internship, please indicate this in your application.

CRAC ( VITAE)

  • Employer Sector: Education
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge, UK

Organisation Description:

CRAC, The Career Development Organisation, is the independent, charitable organisation dedicated to career development and active, career-related learning.
Vitae champions the professional and career development of postgraduate researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.
We work in partnership with higher education institutions, research organisations, funders, and national organisations to meet society's need for high-level skills and innovation and produce world-class researchers.
Vitae is supported by Research Councils UK (RCUK), UK HE funding bodies and managed by CRAC: The Career Development Organisation and delivered in partnership with regional Hub host universities.

Further Information:

During an internship with Vitae the intern would gain a deep understanding of researcher development and become a knowledge base in the Researcher Development Framework and the planner which will enhance their studies throughout their Doctoral studies and future career.

Delcam

  • Employer Sector: IT & Computing
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  • Employer Location: Birmingham

Organisation Description:

Delcam is a world-leading developer and supplier of advanced CADCAM software and the largest developer of product development software in the UK. With more than 40,000 customers in 80 countries we are a truly international company with many household names such as Nike, Boeing, and Mattel as clients.

Further Information:

We are looking for bright IT, Maths, Physics, and Engineering postgraduates to join our growing company to fill internship opportunities we have for software developers and application engineers. If you?re the sort of individual who would thrive in a dynamic company like ours, please visit our website to find out more.

Demos

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks
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  • Employer Location: United Kingdom

Organisation Description:

Demos is an independent, educational charity and Britain?s leading cross-party think-tank.

For the past 20 years, Demos has been at the centre of the policy debate, with an overarching mission to bring politics closer to people by working together with the people who are the focus of our research. Alongside quantitative research, Demos pioneers new forms of deliberative work, from citizens? juries and ethnography to social media analysis.

Demos is now exploring some of the most persistent frictions within modern politics, especially in those areas where there is a significant gap between the intuitions of the ordinary voter and political leaders.

Further Information:

Demos would seek to provide successful candidates with valuable experience of working in an exciting and challenging think tank environment and would be open to placements in any of our core research areas, outlined below.

Doctoral interns would work closely with Demos researchers on current projects, and be involved with all aspects of the research, from proposal-writing and fieldwork to desk-based evidence gathering, analysis and ideas generation.

'Welfare and Public Services', which investigates public attitudes to key areas of the welfare state in an age of austerity where budgets are shrinking yet demand for services like education, health and social care is rising.

'Good Business', explores how companies can do ?good business?, aiming for solutions that lead to the decentralisation of power ? to employees, consumers and communities.

'Citizenship and Political Participation' explores the ideas and institutions that can help bring together a fragmented society as Britain continues to experience declining public trust and participation in formal politics, in addition to rising loneliness and social isolation.

'Integration and national identity' aims to close the gap between the ordinary voter and the political class to develop a sense of how we live together.

'The Centre for the Analysis of Social Media' combines computer science with social science to analyse social media and develops social media analysis as a valid instrument of research that meets the needs of policy and decision-makers.

Demos

  • Employer Sector: Government & Public Services
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  • Employer Location: London

Organisation Description:

Demos would seek to provide successful candidates with valuable experience of working in an exciting and challenging think tank environment and would try to match the intern's interest with current projects mainly within three of our core research streams:

'Welfare and Public Services' investigates public attitudes to key areas of the welfare state in an age of austerity where budgets are shrinking yet demand for services like education, health and social care is rising. Research areas include health and social care, housing, welfare, poverty and disadvantaged groups.

'Citizenship and Political Participation' explores the ideas and institutions that can help bring together a fragmented society as Britain continues to experience declining public trust and participation in formal politics, in addition to rising loneliness and social isolation. Research areas include youth engagement, voter turnout, character, and social action.

‘CASM – the Centre for Analysis of Social Media’ combines computer science with social science to analyse social media and develops social media analysis as a valid instrument of research that meets the needs of policy and decision-makers.

The intern would assist with various aspect of research, from desk based research, which might include anything from doing statistical analysis to literature reviews, to fieldwork such as seminars, interviews, case studies and focus groups.

Further Information:

This role would be ideal for anyone looking to gain experience in research or public policy. We are looking for a bright and motivated individual with a great deal of initiative. This opportunity is open to undergraduates studying in the Social Sciences Division.

The ideal candidate would have:

Demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for the research area
Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research
Ability to organise and express thoughts and ideas, both verbally and in writing
Ability to work on your own initiative
Experience of charity/third sector environment (not essential)

Demos

  • Employer Sector: Government & Public Services
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  • Employer Location: London

Organisation Description:

Demos would seek to provide successful candidates with valuable experience of working in an exciting and challenging think tank environment and would try to match the intern's interest with current projects mainly within three of our core research streams:

'Welfare and Public Services' investigates public attitudes to key areas of the welfare state in an age of austerity where budgets are shrinking yet demand for services like education, health and social care is rising. Research areas include health and social care, housing, welfare, poverty and disadvantaged groups.

'Citizenship and Political Participation' explores the ideas and institutions that can help bring together a fragmented society as Britain continues to experience declining public trust and participation in formal politics, in addition to rising loneliness and social isolation. Research areas include youth engagement, voter turnout, character, and social action.

‘CASM – the Centre for Analysis of Social Media’ combines computer science with social science to analyse social media and develops social media analysis as a valid instrument of research that meets the needs of policy and decision-makers.

The intern would assist with various aspect of research, from desk based research, which might include anything from doing statistical analysis to literature reviews, to fieldwork such as seminars, interviews, case studies and focus groups.

Further Information:

This role would be ideal for anyone looking to gain experience in research or public policy. We are looking for a bright and motivated individual with a great deal of initiative. This opportunity is open to undergraduates studying in the Social Sciences Division.

The ideal candidate would have:

Demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for the research area
Experience of qualitative and/or quantitative research
Ability to organise and express thoughts and ideas, both verbally and in writing
Ability to work on your own initiative
Experience of charity/third sector environment (not essential)

Diamond Light Source

  • Employer Sector: Advertising, Marketing & Communications
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  • Employer Location: Nr. Oxford

Organisation Description:

The communications department at Diamond Light Sources manages the relationship between one of the UKs leading research institutes and a variety of audiences, from the scientific community, education groups, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further Information:

Internships include: science communication and education projects, and may include working at events and festivals relevant to science communication.

eMediaTrack

  • Employer Sector: IT & Computing
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

Core Java (server side) software development of a new "Big Data" analytics platform. Similar to Cassandra, Riak etc, in that it is a high-performance horizontally scalable data storage and analytics engine, but different in that it is ACID and immortal (no data is ever deleted). The data explosion that might result because of the immortal property is mitigated by data-deduplication at the lowest level. We're based in Oxford as we are a University spin-out from the Physics department, and we maintain close links with academia.

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Everest Biotech

  • Employer Sector: Engineering & Manufacturing
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  • Employer Location: Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

Organisation Description:

Specialists in anti-peptide and antigen affinity purified goat polyclonal antibodies, Everest Biotech develop and manufacture high quality novel antibodies for the global biomedical research market.

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Evotec Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Organisation Description:

We are a collaborative drug discovery company with a focus of delivering solutions to our partners from Target to IND. UK site covers medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, structural biology and DMPK. Germany sites provide expertise in Discovery Biology, Proteomics and Regenerative medicine

Further Information:

Example of possible internship opportunities: Structural Biology Projects - Intern could gain hands on experience of protein production, crystallisation and delivery of crystal structures of drug discovery targets. For structural biology projects experience in biological sciences would be required. Basic laboratory skills essential.

Molecular biology, protein purification or crystallography knowledge would be advantage but not essential.

Frost & Sullivan

  • Employer Sector: Consultancy
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  • Employer Location: Oxford & London

Organisation Description:

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.

Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

? The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.

? The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the Global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. We help organisations prepare for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies.

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GlamOre Enterprises Limited

  • Employer Sector: Other Sectors
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  • Employer Location: OX3 0LN, Oxford Center Town

Organisation Description:

Corporation that channels expertise on demand to businesses in the UK and from next year in another three countries of Europe.

Further Information:

We are seeking for two interns from beginning of July 2015 to help in the areas of:
-Marketing and sales research, and
- Software developer to be involved in analyzing and designing new product features and enhancements.
Both internships offer employment prospects.

Global Canopy Programme

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks, Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

The Global Canopy Programme (GCP) is a small and dynamic tropical forest think-tank that aims to facilitate the necessary changes to ensure the valuation and recognition of forests as natural capital. GCP works through its flagship projects to make the case for conserving rainforests as one of the most cost-effective means of combating climate change, whilst stressing the equally important maintenance of ecosystem services vital for underpinning livelihoods, climate, food, energy, water and health.

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Green Factory Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Civil Engineering, Construction & Property
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  • Employer Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Organisation Description:

Design and build company specialising in sustainable construction, sustainability masterplanning and retro-fits. Green Factory has its own new build system using lvl and hemcrete and has just completed a new executive ecohouse near Reading. It has installed a full array of dataloggers to monitor energy flows in and out of the building. The company has also developed a new "green wall" cladding system made from recycled plastic to enable buildings to support home food production and/or increase biodiversity.

Green Factory has recently designed the first "Passivhaus" in Oxford, built using "Durisol" blocks made from recycled wood pallets. Green Factory also partners with HMPS and has designed a new prison building which is being built only be prison inmates. The building, on completion, will be monitored to access its energy performance.

The company is also working in Bangladesh on renewable energy projects and eco-factories.

Further Information:

Although we are a small company we can offer interns a range of research activities from very technical (e.g. thermodynamics, soil science/botany) to more social science orientated work in the prison sector. We may be able to provide some support funding through the CSkills graduate work experience grant scheme.

Horizon Discovery Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge

Organisation Description:

Horizon is a biotechnology company that combines a long scientific heritage in translational research with a world-leading gene-editing platform based upon homologous recombination. The Company is a trusted supplier of genetically-defined cell lines, reporter gene assay kits, genomic reference standards and contract research services to organizations engaged in bio-pharmaceutical process optimization, drug discovery & development, and clinical diagnostic development. Horizon aspires to provide science-driven research solutions that lead to the advancement in the understanding of the genetic basis of disease and the delivery of better healthcare outcomes for patients.

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Isis Innovation Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Oxford (Summertown)

Organisation Description:

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford and a world leader in translating academic discoveries into new products and services which improve the health and wealth of society.

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PROFILE: INTERN, ISIS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GROUP

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford and a world leader in translating academic discoveries into new products and services which improve the health and wealth of society.

What we offer in our Internship:

Isis Innovation has created exciting internship opportunities as part of the University of Oxford?s qualifying doctoral training programmes. Interns in Isis innovation?s Technology Transfer Group will each spend 3 months supporting Technology Transfer Managers in the management of technology projects, assisting with other activities in the Technology Transfer Group and enabling the transfer of as much technology as possible from the University of Oxford.

In addition to gaining experience supporting specific commercialisation projects, interns will also receive training and mentoring to develop their technology transfer skills and build awareness and understanding of the key principles and requirements of this exciting industry.
Isis Innovation hopes to build and maintain an on-going relationship with interns following their 3 months with us, so that interns will act as ambassadors for Isis Innovation and technology transfer activities within their respective departments.

Representative activities which you may be involved with:

? Building a network of relationships with researchers and contributing to a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship and enterprise across the University to enable a flow of invention disclosures.
? Assisting with invention disclosure assessment, including market evaluation, landscaping and prior art searches for new technologies.
? Assisting with building well thought through business cases and plans for projects.
? Assisting with patenting the technology where applicable using external patent attorneys.
? Assisting with preparations and decision-making for archiving a project, if it has not been successful.
? Assisting with preparing applications to Isis Innovation?s seed and proof-of concept funds and to 3rd party translational funding schemes.
? Assisting with generating high quality marketing materials for Isis technologies.
? Assisting with identifying and actively seeking out potential licensees for projects.
? Assisting with negotiating licence deals.
? Assisting with the formation of new companies where appropriate
? Promoting Isis Innovation in the research community through active involvement in internal marketing activities, including supporting the University Relationship Manager in planning relevant events for the Intern?s department
? Playing an active role in creating a high performing team within the Group, e.g. positive participation in team meetings and company events.
? Playing an active part in building strong professional relationships and an environment which is positive, goal- and action-orientated.
? Assisting the Patent and Licence Administration Team with patent and licence administration and data entry as required.
? Working constructively with all Isis Innovation administrators, providing clear information and requests in a timely manner and liaising with Head of Group to assist with prioritising group administrators? work.
? Supporting the creation of new content for the Isis website.
? The intern will be assisting with Projects and responsible to one of our Deputy Heads of Technology for the duration of the internship.

What skills and experience will you need to bring?

Applicants from any of the qualifying doctoral training programmes will be considered and it is expected that each intern will work primarily on projects for technologies which match his/her technical background.
Successful applicants will demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship and enterprise, and ideally possess some experience of related activities. Successful candidates will also need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills and very strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

MedImmune

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge

Organisation Description:

MedImmune is the global biologics research and development arm of the biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. MedImmune discovers and develops biologic medicines, including antibodies, therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and peptides . Our global areas of therapeutic focus are: infectious diseases, inflammation, cancer, autoimmune, and respiratory diseases, and in particular in Cambridge we are building on our expertise in neuroscience, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

The Cambridge UK research centre of MedImmune is based in Granta Park (formerly Cambridge Antibody Technology) and is focused on developing monoclonal antibody and protein therapeutics via its proprietary Phage Display and Ribosome Display technologies.

Further Information:

Graduate internships will be novel to MedImmune as currently we only run undergraduate internships. Although primarily an R&D Site running both drug discovery and bioprocess development we do also have Clinical and some Commercial and Regulatory presence on Site. Internships would have to align with our needs, and opportunities will also depend very much on staff availability. Please note as well as the above there may be opportunities to those graduates in more computational fields such as biostatistics, PDPK modelling and bioinformatics.

Mirada Medical Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Health & Social Care
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Organisation Description:

Mirada Medical is a leading international brand in medical imaging. We develop advanced software applications which help healthcare professionals use medical images more effectively and efficiently to improve cancer care.

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Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Centre for Proteomic Chemistry

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Basel, Switzerland

Organisation Description:

No internship opportunities are available with Novartis/CPC in 2015 due to a major re-location

Proteomic Chemistry at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

The work of the Center for Proteomic Chemistry (CPC) lies at the intersection of the chemical and biological universes: CPC's mission is the systematic study of the interactions of small chemical molecules with biological macromolecules, generally proteins. One major focus of CPC is 'lead finding' - the identification of chemical compounds as starting points for medicinal chemistry that can then be optimized further into candidates for clinical development.

CPC collaborates closely with all of NIBR's departments, applying the suitable combination of lead finding approaches to each drug discovery project. These include high- and medium-throughput screening, structural biology, fragment-based drug discovery, biophysics, and various in silico approaches.

In partnership with Global Discovery Chemistry (GDC), CPC is the steward of the Novartis Compound Bank, a collection of over one million chemical compounds. Also, CPC operates the IT and automation infrastructure for most compound logistics at NIBR.

Natural products - chemical compounds isolated from various natural sources such as microbes, fungi, and plants - are a special part of the compound collection. Their identification, isolation, and study are the focus of the CPC's Natural Products Unit (NPU).

Also part of CPC is the Expertise Platform Proteases (EPP), which was established to study an important target family, proteases. Many biological targets belong to distinct molecular families and tend to interact with small compounds in a very similar way, making it possible to apply lessons learned from one target to other similar targets and thus making drug discovery faster and more efficient.

CPC's scientific activities are made possible by substantial expertise in assay automation, compound logistics, information technology, cheminformatics, and the management and interpretation of vast amounts of experimental data.

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No internship opportunities are available with Novartis/CPC in 2015 due to a major re-location

From time to time opportunities for internships at CPC arise, offering the opportunity to learn about early stage drug discovery, and gain experience in the approaches we utilize to drive the drug discovery process (including chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics or cellular biology). At EPP, a small but highly integrated unit focused on protease drug discovery, you might work alongside scientists expert in chemistry, (fluorescence-based) biochemical assays, protein expression/purification, cellular assays and biophysics (SPR, NMR, X-Ray crystallography).

Oxehealth

  • Employer Sector: IT & Computing
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  • Employer Location: Oxford Science Park

Organisation Description:

Oxehealth Ltd is a software developer spun out from the University of Oxford?s Institute of Biomedical Engineering in 2012. Oxehealth is focused on providing advanced solutions which monitor vital signs. It does this through a range of software products with embedded intelligent algorithms which combine three key attributes: complex signal processing to allow accurate non-contact monitoring; machine learning, to provide personalised healthcare models; and clinical validation.

These solutions have the capability to transform the next generation of healthcare and patient monitoring. Its patented Oxecam clinical technology developed in the research labs of world-leading scientist Professor Lionel Tarassenko and backed by IP Group plc., enables a digital camera to monitor the vital signs (heart rate, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation) of individuals, without the need for expensive proprietary equipment. The vital sign measurements have been clinically validated in studies at the Oxford Kidney Unit.

Applications for the clinical technology include post-operative monitoring, COPD, assisted living, and providing lower cost smartphone or webcam diagnostics in inaccessible situations such as underdeveloped third world countries. There are also opportunities in other sectors such as automotive, where the continuous monitoring of vital signs could be life-saving.

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Oxehealth is interested in engaging people with a strong scientific background who are able to understand and apply mathematical models to derive vital signs. The models are applied through software and so you need to have an interest in and aptitude in software development too.

Oxford Immunotec

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Organisation Description:

Oxford Immunotec is a medical diagnostics company developing novel new tests for various diseases based on its innovative, patented T cell measurement technology. The company's leading product is the T-SPOT®.TB test, a cellular blood test for the detection of active and latent TB infection.

Further Information:

Interns will gain valuable experience working within the Product Development team and assisting on Product Development projects, assisting with experiments, lab based work and report writing. The Company would be prepared to pay a bonus following the successful completion of a project.

Oxford Instruments

  • Employer Sector: Engineering & Manufacturing
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, UK

Organisation Description:

Oxford Instruments (OI) is historically a spin out company from the University of Oxford, started in 1959. The company was founded to manufacture superconducting magnets for industry and research. OI had a major role in the advent of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through the development of the necessary magnets. Nowadays, OI is a worldwide group developing and manufacturing a variety of scientific instruments for industry and research, ranging from X-ray to cryogenics, to nanotechnologies, and to high magnetic fields based on superconducting technologies.
The magnetic resonance business (part of Oxford Instruments Industrial Analysis) specialises in the development and production of benchtop Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) analysers. These small-scale systems based on rare-earth permanent magnet materials find their use in the analysis of rock cores, quality analysis in food and chemical industry and in academic research.

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Oxford nanoSystems Ltd.

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Harwell Oxford

Organisation Description:

Oxford nanoSystems (OnS) develops nanocoatings for application in modern day systems to increase efficiency and product life. OnS aims to create a benefit to every member from the primary manufacturer to the end consumer. Newly deployed products incorporating this technology will achieve reduced fuel consumption and promote a greener economy.

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Requirements
- Experience in Materials Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry required.
- A research degree (PhD / MSc) is requested, though consideration will be given for relevant experience.
- Experience in nanocoatings and applications highly beneficial.
- Strong background in practical development of chemical formulations for specific market sector needs.
- Relevant experience in formulation development through to full-scale manufacture is advantageous.
- Understanding of sales process in terms of benefits to customers is advantageous.
- Excellent communication skills.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

  • Employer Sector: Arts & Heritage, Education, Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens. The Museum itself is a Grade 1 listed building, renowned for its spectacular neo-Gothic architecture.

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Oxford University Press

  • Employer Sector: Media, Journalism & Publishing
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  • Employer Location: Oxford, UK

Organisation Description:

Oxford University Press is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence.

We have an incredibly diverse publishing programme, which often surprises people who are expecting a traditional university press offering.

We publish in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats–print and digital.

Our products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and we aim to make our content available to our users in whichever format suits them best.

We publish for all audiences–from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions.

As a department of the University of Oxford our worldwide publishing furthers the University's objectives of excellence in scholarship, research, and education. Our main criteria when evaluating a new title for publication are its quality and whether it supports those aims of furthering education and disseminating knowledge.

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Interns will work on medical editorial research projects, gaining experience in investigative research, report writing and product development.

Oxfordshire County Council

  • Employer Sector: Government & Public Services
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  • Employer Location: Oxford & surrounding areas

Organisation Description:

Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for providing many key local services and employs over 20,000 people to deliver them. Each year the council manages ?845 million of public money in the provision of these services on behalf of Oxfordshire's 615,000 people. This includes schools, social services, the fire service, roads, libraries and the museums service, trading standards, land use, transport planning and waste management.

The council is controlled by the Conservative Independent Alliance Group and its decision-making body is called the Cabinet.

Further Information:

As Oxfordshire County Council have a wide range of different service areas we could be
flexible and would respond to specific requests and a student?s area of interest.

Oxitec Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, UK (but overseas field work possible)

Organisation Description:

Oxitec Ltd is a biotech SME established 2002, developing genetics-based approaches to controlling insect pests. We are based at Milton Park, nr Didcot, but with extensive international collaborations for field trials and commercial development. Our genetic technology was originally developed at the University of Oxford and we retain close links, with several CASE students, for example. For more information on Oxitec see our website at www.oxitec.com.

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Prefer full-time interns; experience shows that short-term projects work best when the student can devote a block without having to balance competing calls on their time.

Royal Microscopical Society

  • Employer Sector: Charity, Development, Not for Profit & Think Tanks
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

The Royal Microscopical Society is - and always has been - at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging.

It is the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. It also serves the needs of its company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services.

It is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy. Its Council of Trustees and members drive the direction of the Society and form its long-term strategy.

The Society publishes The Journal of Microscopy and a series of microscopy books, as well as helping young scientists through Bursaries. In addition, the Society pursues initiatives to encourage young microscopists who may go on to influence our future.

The Society is incorporated by Royal Charter which, along with the By-laws, are its Governing Documents.

The RMS is a member of:
•The Foundation for Science and Technology
•The Royal Society of Biology
•The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy
•The European Microscopy Society

The Royal Microscopical Society is a registered charity, number 241990.

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Royal Society of Chemistry

  • Employer Sector: Media, Journalism & Publishing
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge, UK

Organisation Description:

With over 51,000 members and a knowledge business that spans the globe, The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK?s professional body for chemical scientists; a not-for-profit organisation with 170 years of history and an international vision for the future. We promote, support and celebrate chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences ? for the benefit of science and humanity.

Further Information:

We have two placement opportunities within our Journals Development team, Publishing. These roles will work closely with an Executive Editor and Deputy Editor in a dynamic, fast moving publishing environment. The role will involve
?Attracting world class authors to publish in the journals through direct invitation
?Promoting journal content through visibility campaigns
?Promoting the journal portfolio via conference exchange deals
?Be involved in blog writing, social media journal promotion and themed issue coordination
?Writing and analysing content of our database products
This internship would give the student experience of working in a rapidly expanding company with ambitious targets and an understanding of the Publishing industry.

Science Oxford

  • Employer Sector: Education
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  • Employer Location: Oxford, UK

Organisation Description:

Science Oxford is the public brand for The Oxford Trust, an independent charitable trust founded in 1985. Our mission is to ‘encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise’ and we set out to inspire, engage and educate by making connections between research organisations, schools, businesses and the wider public. We run a small science centre in Oxford, known as Science Oxford (SO) Live, which is visited by 2000 school children each year as well as 13,000 members of the public. We also reach 12,000 pupils each year (30% secondary school pupils) with our outreach programme of STEM shows and practical workshops. We are regularly selected to be developers and deliverers for national and international STEM education projects, which are often linked to aspects of cutting edge science and technology such as nanotechnology, robotics and cognitive enhancement. We deliver STEM Continuing Professional Development to 200-250 teachers each year and are currently working with Oxford Brookes University on an exciting primary science education research project. We currently hold the STEMNET contract to provide the STEM Advisory Service and STEM Ambassadors Programme to schools in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and West Berkshire. We founded the Oxfordshire Science Festival in 1992 and remain a key partner.

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Internships will relate to the development, delivery and evaluation of either an informal science education project or a science public engagement project.

South East Health Technologies Alliance

  • Employer Sector: Health & Social Care
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  • Employer Location: possibly home-based with some travel

Organisation Description:

The South East Health Technologies Alliance (SEHTA) is a company limited by guarantee owned by its 1300 members from biotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices, pharma and telecare/telehealth companies and organisations. SEHTA also has a commercial subsidiary, SEHTA Enterprises.
Its missions is to facilitate the profitable and sustainable growth of companies and service providers in health and social care.
SEHTA drives collaboration and provides support services to members from Academia, Business and Care/Clinicians (ABC) to address UK and international market needs.
The Chief Executive officer of SEHTA, Dr David Parry is currently on the Scientific Management Committee of the Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science IDC at the University of Oxford

Further Information:

We would be flexible regarding the position as part-time/full time.

Sylva Foundation

  • Employer Sector: Other Sectors
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  • Employer Location: near Oxford, UK

Organisation Description:

The Sylva Foundtion is a tree and forestry charity working to revive Britain's wood culture.

Sylva's vision is for woodlands to thrive ecologically and economically for the benefit of everyone. Sylva works through three main programmes: science, education and forestry.

SCIENCE: We support a DPhil student at Oxford University through our Sylva Scholarship, and undertake a number of scientific projects, to produce scientific literature and support conferences. A recent example is our British Woodlands 2012 survey - attracting 2500 respondents across the UK. EDUCATION: we are shortly completing our OneOak project, following the full life story of a single oak tree, while our TreeWatch initiative is relatively new (with some 800 tres 'adopted' to date). FORESTRY: our main project is the myForest service which is a Google map-based project supporting woodland owners in mapping, managing and marketing from their woodland (it has 800 owners who have registered 14,000ha).

Sylva is based 10 miles south of Oxford. We have a small and dynamic team with close ties to the University of Oxford, while science is a central part of our work.

Further Information:

Interns will work on projects under the main themes of Sciences, Education and Forestry. You will assist in the development of the TreeWatch initiative - a citizen science project working with members of the public to help with monitoring tree health. Part-time or full-time interns are welcomed.

Syntaxin Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, UK

Organisation Description:

Syntaxin pursues a dual development strategy to maximise the value of its Targeted Secretion Inhibitor (TSI) technology platform and its expertise in the botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) biology space. The Company’s development expertise is focused on Endocrine disorders and on partnerships to access therapeutic expertise in the broader areas of: Oncology, Respiratory, Opthalmology and musculoskeletal disorders.

Syntaxin’s TSI are biological molecules synthesized in microbial cell culture. Using a combination of inherent and engineered functional protein domains, Syntaxin’s TSI selectively bind to their chosen targeted cells and become internalised to deliver an endopeptidase into the cell cytoplasm. The endopeptidase cleaves proteins known as SNAREs (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor). SNAREs are located on the secretory vesicle and the inside-face of the plasma membrane and are required for exocytosis. Cleavage of SNAREs by the TSI endopeptidase prevents further vesicular secretion. The duration of action of the TSI is determined by the endopeptidase half-life and the SNARE protein cleavage products in the cytoplasm.

Further Information:

The successful candidate will have recent direct experience in growing stem-cell lines, selecting neurospheres, differentiating the cells, monitoring marker proteins and functional indexes for differentiation and of performing assays on the differentiated cells. High levels of technical proficiency and good interpersonal skills are essential. Direct experience of differentiating stem-cells into neuronal phenotypes and of growing stem-cell with and without a feeder cell layer would be an advantage.

Tessella Ltd

  • Employer Sector: IT & Computing
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  • Employer Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Organisation Description:

Tessella is a global software services and IT consulting company that solves real world problems for some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical, energy and consumer goods industries, as well as organisations in the public sector. We are innovative problem solvers, passionate about science and technology and committed to our clients? success. From increasing productivity in the development of new medicines to designing satellites to observe and understand the universe, the projects we undertake are extremely challenging and require the ability to adapt to new technologies, industries and environments. We recruit only the most talented individuals and we owe our success to the natural problem solving abilities, domain expertise and technical excellence of our consultants.

Further Information:

Exact details of the internship will be decided according to business needs at the time. However, the intern is likely to be working within a small team of consultants on a technical project for a client in any one of our core industries ? life sciences (including pharmaceutical), consumer goods, energy (including nuclear) or the public sector (including defence). Analytical skills, software development abilities and domain specific knowledge will all be called upon.

The intern should have a scientific or numerate degree and ideally some programming experience in one of our core languages: Java, C++, C#, .NET, Python. This is to maximise compatibility to ensure the participating student can contribute to a real project at Tessella and make the internship worthwhile for both parties.

The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC)

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Cambridge, UK

Organisation Description:

The Biodiversity Consultancy Ltd (TBC) is a small consultancy based in Cambridge. We specialise in quantifying biodiversity and in practical approaches to managing complex biodiversity issues. We believe that biodiversity conservation can most effectively be achieved by development and implementation of effective biodiversity policies by multinational companies, governments, and financial institutions.

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TBC maintains close links with international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and scientific institutions, and works with them to develop rigorous, creative, real-world solutions to meet the demands of industry and government. We specialise in International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standard 6, custom-built quantitative ecological impact assessment approaches, and design of biodiversity offset and monitoring programmes. We focus on delivery of Net Positive Impact or No Net Loss for biodiversity. These concepts were originally driven by the lending requirements of multilateral and Equator banks, particularly IFC Performance Standard 6, but No Net Loss approaches to biodiversity are fast becoming a voluntary standard for industry.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Employer Sector: Arts & Heritage
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  • Employer Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Organisation Description:

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare?s Birthplace as a national memorial.
We are governed by an Act of Parliament (1891; rev. 1961) which means we have to:
1. promote the works of Shakespeare throughout the world;
2. care for the 5 Shakespeare Houses;
3. make available a Library and Archive of Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon-related material.

We offer a unique Shakespeare-centred experience with outstanding archive and library collections, and inspiring educational and literary event programmes. As an independent charity we receive no public subsidy or direct government funding. We depend entirely on income generated through our supporters: our visitors, volunteers, donors and Friends.

Further Information:

At the heart of all things 'Shakespeare', the Trust holds the world?s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open to the public. We care for and make available 55,000 volumes (including 1,000 rare books), and a million documents relating to Shakespeare?s works, life, and times (tracing the genesis and evolution of Stratford-upon-Avon from the twelfth century onwards). We look after 12,000 museum objects relating to Shakespeare, Stratford and South Warwickshire. We also care for the Archive and Library of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Our current Research endeavour focuses on three main areas:

1) Furthering the knowledge of Shakespeare in relation to Stratford-upon-Avon.
2) Furthering the knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare in the global context.
3) Furthering the knowledge and extending the range of our Collections.

We aim to deliver these objects through three main activities:

1)Through the development and delivery of special research-focussed collaborative projects with partner.
2)Through the publication of books, articles and digital-related media generated by the research projects and activities.
3)Through the hosting of conferences on themes directly relevant to our work or Collections.

TwistDx Ltd

  • Employer Sector: Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Babraham, Cambridge

Organisation Description:

TwistDx Ltd is a diagnostics company engaged in exploiting its proprietary DNA amplification technology for IVD, veterinary, food safety, biodefence and agricultural applications.

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University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum

  • Employer Sector: Other Sectors
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  • Employer Location: Oxford

Organisation Description:

The Botanic Garden together with the Harcourt Arboretum is a department of the University of Oxford. The Botanic Garden was founded in 1621, and the Arboretum became part of the department in 1963 (although some of the plantings date back to the 1830's). The living collections (almost 5000 different taxa) support a thriving education programme and are being developed to support an increasing amount of research. Both sites are open to the public throughout the year and as well as being educational are inspirational and beautiful. The staff team work together to use our collections to showcase the importance of plants in all aspects of our daily lives.

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Work would involve curatorial projects, plant records project (a mixture of office based work and work in the living collections) and possibly some public engagement activities. Applicants would need to have a strong interest in and preferably some knowledge of plants and horticulture/arboriculture.

Watermeadow Medical

  • Employer Sector: Advertising, Marketing & Communications, Media, Journalism & Publishing, Scientific R&D & Other Research Services
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  • Employer Location: Witney (Oxfordshire)

Organisation Description:

Watermeadow Medical is an award winning and successful medical communications agency whose scientific, clinical, industry and journal experience spans almost every therapy area and a diverse international client base. Our work with both international and specialist companies of all sizes pays tribute to the breadth of experience we offer, across the entire range of healthcare communications from strategic marketing materials to scientifically rigorous publications.

Further Information:

Internship projects include: research, business development, advertising, writing press releases and supporting the Events team. We would very much like to take on an intern for three months starting any time from February 2013 onwards. Either full-time or part-time would be considered.

Wazoku

  • Employer Sector: Other Sectors
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  • Employer Location: London, UK

Organisation Description:

Wazoku is a UK Business-to-Business start up within the innovation and idea management software sector. Our products embrace the principles of open innovation and ideation to help businesses engage their employees, partners and customers in the process of idea generation, evaluation, development, selection and prioritisation. Our core technology is python, django, couchDB and we have a focus on data as our core objective is to capture and understand ideas, to promote the best ideas to the relevant experts within a community.

Further Information:

We are an early stage company so there are various possibilities across teams depending on requirements at any time.

Wildlife Trust Gloucestershire

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Gloucester

Organisation Description:

We are a county wildlife trust charity, managing 60 nature reserves, living landscape conservation projects, with communities and farmers, education and outreach, fundraising, PR and campaigning.

Further Information:

An intern would have special responsibilities in the applied science of monitoring wildlife on reserves and possibly the wider countryside. An internship at GWT would particularly suit applicants wishing to gain ecology and natural history skills. The intern would be supervised by the survey and monitoring coordinator and quite likely be working alongside at least one other student placement and volunteers as well as other staff. Opportunities to see other areas of the Trust's work may be possible within the three months. Please be aware that survey work is highly seasonal. There are particular needs to link with academia to provide support with robust data analyses. As a charity, our IT resources are limited. A willingness to use a person laptop is appreciated.

Wildlife Trust Herts and Middlesex

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: St Albans

Organisation Description:

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading voice for wildlife conservation in Hertfordshire and Middlesex. With over 40 nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres, from beautiful woodlands and wetlands to rare patches of heath and orchard, we take practical action every day to help wildlife flourish.

The Wildlife Trusts are the only organisations that work to protect the full range of UK habitats and species at a local level.

In the face of climate change, the survival of our native wildlife now depends not only on retaining existing habitats but on the active expansion and reconnection of these green spaces. Our vision is of a Living Landscape, an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.

HMWT is one of 47 Trusts across the UK; together we are the biggest voluntary organisation in the country dedicated to protecting the full range of UK species and habitats for the future, with more than 800,000 members and 2,300 nature reserves in our care.

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Wildlife Trust Isles of Scilly

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: http://www.ios-wildlifetrust.org.uk

Organisation Description:

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust conserve and restore the landscape and archaeological sites of Scilly, and provide information to the public with events and activities, leaflets and interpretation boards.
As the leading local charity responsible for caring for wildlife and historical sites, The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust cares for 60 per cent of the land that makes up Scilly. This includes all the uninhabited islands and most of the coastline.
This Trust is one of 47 Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and the Isles of Man and Alderney.
The Isles of Scilly location and climate have created stunning landscapes with a unique mix of plants and animals. Under the seas, the clear water is home to a variety of marine life. All this has led to many national and international designations.
Scilly's historical sites, date back at least four thousand years and are of international importance.

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Wildlife Trust Somerset

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Wellington Somerset

Organisation Description:

Somerset Wildlife Trust is the county?s leading environmental voluntary body, with more than 20,500 members and 70 nature reserves all over the county.

We are dedicated to restoring our battered ecosystems by creating living landscapes for wildlife and people, now and in the future.

We rely on the generous support of our members and the general public to help raise more than ?2 million every year.

Somerset Wildlife Trust is one of 47 Trusts working locally to protect wildlife across the UK, as part of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

Further Information:

SWT has offices at Wellington, at Callow near Cheddar and on the Somerset Levels near Shapwick.
We have 71 nature reserves totalling about 1,750ha. The county has a wide range of habitats including Carboniferous and Lias limestone but no Chalk. The Somerset Levels is one of the most important lowland wetlands in the UK. The Trust runs two Living Landscape (large area) projects on the Mendip Hills and Brue Valley (Somerset Levels). We are in the process of developing a county wide suite of ecological networks along with Somerset County Council and Forest Research.

Wildlife Trust South and West Wales

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Skomer Island

Organisation Description:

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales manages over 4,000 acres of some of the region?s most precious wild places in the form of over 80 nature reserves. This diverse area boasts magnificent coastline, islands, rugged mountains, the heritage rich ex-coalmining valleys and the richest agricultural land in Wales.

The Trust is part of a wider movement of 47 Wildlife Trusts which cover the whole of the British Isles. The Trusts have the same aim which is an environment rich in wildlife for everyone and some core values which include:
-To create A Living Landscape
-To secure Living Seas
-To inspire people about the natural world
-To encourage individual action for wildlife and the environment

Further Information:

Skomer Island is a National Nature Reserve, owned by Natural Resources Wales but managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. The island provides a fantastic habitat for ground nesting birds like Manx Shearwaters and Puffins. An astounding 300 000 pairs of Manx Shearwaters breed on Skomer and probably as many as 10 000 Puffin pairs. It is also famous for its extensive fields of Bluebells and Red Campion in spring and its own subspecies of vole, the Skomer Vole.

Voluntary Assistant Wardens are required from the middle of March onwards. We take up to six Voluntary Assistant Wardens each week (Saturday to Saturday). The volunteers help with:
- Managing day visitors
- Assisting with overnight guests and their accommodation
- Conservation work including monitoring and surveys
- Building maintenance.
You will need to be able to walk several miles each day and to carry luggage up a steep, long, flight of steps several times a day. You need to enjoy working outside in all weather conditions. You will need to be happy talking to members of the public.

We also offer two long-term volunteering positions each season (April - August and August - November). Long-term volunteers help with the tasks mentioned above, but have the chance to conduct their own research project and get more deeply involved in research and monitoring.

Wildlife Trust Staffordshire

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Staffordshire

Organisation Description:

We are a voluntary organisation overseen by an elected Council, employing over fifty staff. Our work raises awareness about the natural environment in Staffordshire amongst other organisations and individuals. We provide a way for interested people to protect areas of nature conservation value from inappropriate change, and encourage good management of valued areas and, where appropriate, the creation of new habitats.

Further Information:

We have a range of projects to suit students with different interest:
1) Developing a monitoring system - currently we have very little good site monitoring to show that we're achieving our aims. A monitoring strategy needs to be developed which is simple and easy to deliver (ideally with the help of volunteers) but is also scientifically valid.

2) Habitat mapping of nature reserves & data analysis - we have a need for up-to-date information on the spread of habitats across the Trust estate. Entering some of our existing habitat surveys onto CMS, carrying out new habitat surveys could form part of the placement role.

Wildlife Trust Wiltshire

  • Employer Sector: Energy & the Environment
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  • Employer Location: Wiltshire and Swindon - various sites.

Organisation Description:

We?re a practical, down to earth environmental charity in Wiltshire and Swindon. (18,000 members, 1,700 volunteers, 60+ staff, 40 reserves) and we understand what needs to be done to ensure everyone is able to enjoy and benefit from access to nature ? forever.

Looking forward, we know that there are attitudes and behaviours we need to change, understanding to be shared and a lot of work to be done if we?re going to succeed. It?s why we have developed our Five Year Strategic Plan and aim to work in partnership with a broad range of individuals and organisations, sharing knowledge and expertise and basing decisions on sound evidence and judgement, to get things done.

What we must do:
The issues we face mean we need to take a fresh look at how things operate around us - legislation, policies and funding mechanisms, and since 2010 we have set ourselves five strategic objectives to focus our thinking and actions on making a measurable difference.

1. Create Living Landscapes across Wiltshire

2. Lead and support the transition of society towards more sustainable living

3. Ensure our work is based on sound knowledge and evidence and use this to influence and inform decisions by others

4. To be widely recognised and respected for our work and to grow our resources and increase support for our mission

5. To ensure the organisation is effective and fit for purpose

Underpinning this work are the core values that define our character, commitment and culture and will ensure that we succeed in achieving our vision.

Further Information:

We have a wide variety of projects and roles that would be of interest to interns.