School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Lab Assistant Posts

Lab Assistant Posts

We run a scheme to allow Stage Two students to work as a Laboratory Assistant within a research laboratory.

This lab assistant scheme is flexible and allows you to work around lectures and study time. It runs during term time from October through to the end of semester Two.

You'll be paid to work for up to a maximum of eight hours per week.

Approximately 20 posts are available each year.

This scheme is run in conjunction with our Research Institutes in the Faculty of Medicine. Read what some of our past students had to say about our laboratory assistant posts (PDF: 60KB).

What some of of our lab assistants thought of the scheme

'' Applying to the lab assistant scheme was the best desicion I made during my undergraduate degree! I was very lucky to work along some excellent scientists who taught my what it takes to work in a lab and shaped my understanding of scientific research. Even though the scheme was cut short due to unfortunate circumstances, I would do it all over again!''
Dimitrios, Stage 2 Biochemistry

"Working as a lab assistant gave me an insight into how a real research lab works on a daily basis. It was ideal, as the flexible hours allowed me to plan work around my lectures. My supervisor taught me key scientific techniques, such as restriction digests, which I was able to apply into my own practical classes throughout the year. I was also invited to weekly talks from PhD students to learn about the most up-to-date research in the field."
Niall, Stage 2 Biomedical Sciences