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About the programme

This event is particularly for science students who are interested in research within the pharma/biotech industry. It gives you the opportunity for a half day visit to a local biotech company. You will have a laboratory tour, and the chance to speak to scientists to find out more about what the work is like. It takes place in 9th week – but not in every term, so check the calendar of events on CareerConnect.

Feedback from past participants:

‘All of the staff were really friendly and helpful with answering questions about their experiences as well as providing practical advice with regards to applications. They also showed us around the labs so we could get a feel for the working environment. ‘

‘I would definitely recommend the programme! It was a great opportunity to speak with scientists working in the field and to get a feel for what working in industry might be like.’

‘I feel like I understand a lot more about how a biotech company is formed, what skills and experience would be required to work there, and what a job would involve.’

How to apply

You need to login to CareerConnect for application details; search for ‘Insight Into Pharma/Biotech’ under the Events tab.

Any current matriculated student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of Oxford University is welcome to apply.

We will review the statement included in your application, so we encourage you to explain how you’ve become interested in the pharma/biotech industry and give an overview of any relevant experience and skills you have already obtained.

Your application will be reviewed by the Careers Service and if we have any questions about your application we’ll get in touch with you.

If you are unsuccessful you may re-apply, however, as places are limited, you can only participate in the programme once.

This information was last updated on 30 August 2018.
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