Research Assistant (Research Experience Placement)

Salary range:

Real Living Wage (£9.50/h)

Post No.


Contract length:

8 Weeks

Opening date:

26 March 2021

Closing date:

09 May 2021

Apply for this job

You will need to download, save and complete a copy of the application form using Microsoft Word or prepare a copy of your CV that contains all the information requested in the application form.

A Research Assistant (Research Experience Placement) position is available at the Earlham Institute (EI) during the summer of 2021, supported by the BBSRC Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources.

About the placement

This exciting placement is designed to:

  • Give promising undergraduates a first-hand opportunity to gain greater experience of research in an academic setting
  • Raise the profile of research careers amongst undergraduate students
  • Interest students in postgraduate research of aligned to the BBSRC strategic priorities

To be eligible to apply you will need to be registered at a UK University and be expected to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree in a basic science (including mathematics and engineering) or veterinary subject.

  • These projects are designed for undergraduates in their penultimate year of first degree study to find out more about their suitability and aptitude for further research.
  • This placement is for eight weeks during the summer vacation of 2021. The placement-holder will be paid the Real Living Wage.
  • The student and the awarding department are required to submit a brief report on the outcome of the placement to BBSRC on completion of the placement.

About the project

The successful applicant will be able to work on one of two projects. Please click on the following links to learn more about each project:

How to apply

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV with cover letter specifying which project(s) you are applying to and why, with an explanation of what you hope to gain from the placement. Applications for projects in an area of science different from the applicant’s main subject area are encouraged.

Additional information

Please note this placement does not meet the requirements for Visa sponsorship and will exceed the permitted work for anyone already on a Tier 4 visa.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.