This opportunity is now closed and will re-open next year!
Dr Michod is a Senior Research Associate at
UCL Institute of Child Health in London. While at secondary school, Dr Michod was inspired to become a researcher and would like to offer the opportunity for three young people to gain a week's work experience alongside him and his team in his laboratory at UCL.
The goal of Dr Michod's research group is to understand how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to the development and function of the central nervous system, and how alterations in these mechanisms can lead to disease such as brain tumours. You can watch more about this opportunity
here and read more about his research group here .
You must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for this placement:
- Age 16–17 years
- Currently completing Year 12 of full-time education
- Studying biology and chemistry A-level
- Have an interest in laboratory science and a specific interest in brain tumours
- You should be available to do the work experience for a week (dates will be confirmed when opportunity re-opens)
- Please note, you will need to organise and fund your own travel and obtain permission from your parent or guardian.
Applications for this position are now closed.
To be considered for this unique opportunity you will need to send in your CV and cover letter once the opportunity has re-opened.
In your CV, which should be
no more than two pages, please include:
- Which college you are currently at
- Your GCSE and A-level / Higher / IB grades or predicted grades
- Address, telephone number and email
- Details of a teacher at your school / 6th form college whom we can contact for a reference
In your cover letter, which should be
no more than one page, please outline:
- Your motivation for applying
- How you plan to make the most of the opportunity
- What your future plans are
- Any other relevant experience
Short-listed students should be available for a brief chat about the placement by phone which will be arranged in advance.
We expect high levels of interest and anticipate we will not be able to accommodate all eligible students so it is important to get your application in early.