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Cambridge Biosciences BBSRC DTP


About PIPS 

As part of the BBSRC DTP Programme standard and targeted student must complete a 12-week (60 work days) internship. All placements provide students with the opportunity to work in a different often non-lab based environment and to experience a different working culture.

A PIPS placement provides an amazing opportunity to learn and apply new skills that will develop you as a researcher and help you understand the context of your research in the wider world, as well as providing ideas about future employment options. 

Student Feedback

Students within the BBSRC DTP consistently review the PIPS programme positively. Over 98% of respondees consider the placement a worthwhile and enriching experience, with 89% reporting the development of otherwise unattainable skills whilst on placement.

The PIPS placement can be used as an opportunity to test a prospective career path - 92% of students that took part in the survey believe that the experienced has influenced their future career decisions.

Previous Hosts

Previous PIPS hosts have included:

  • Abcam plc
  • Acidophil
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Alzheimer's Research UK
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • AstraZeneca
  • BirdLife International
  • Cambridge Cancer Genomics
  • Centre for Global Equality
  • cr360 Ltd
  • Deep Science Ventures
  • Entomics Biosystems Ltd
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Imperial Innovations
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature
  • Lifebit Biotech Ltd
  • MedImmune
  • Microsoft Research    
  • Naked Scientist
  • Nutopia
  • Oxehealth LTD
  • Oxford Scientific Films
  • RAGT Seeds Ltd
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
  • Sense About Science
  • Singer Instruments
  • The Global Crop Diversity Trust
  • The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney
  • The Royal Institution
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre