2016 CNIO Summer Laboratory Training Programme for Undergraduate Students – Spain (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline: April 24, 2016

What: CNIO Summer Laboratory Training Programme for Undergraduate Students
When: June 27 – August 19, 2016,

The Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) announces up to 8 vacancies for undergraduate students to work in a lab at the CNIO over the summer.

The programme runs from June 27 to August 19, 2016, and is open to undergraduate students of any nationality who have passed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or exams) required for a Life Sciences or Biomedicine-related undergraduate degree (e.g. Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Bioinformatics).

Each student will be matched with a specific laboratory based on the student’s interest and background. The student will be working under the supervision of the group/unit leader or a member of the research group. The participants will attend a series of seminars given by faculty members and researchers from the CNIO. Students will be required to present the results of their summer projects at the end of the programme.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • You must have passed at least 2/3 of the total credit points (courses or exams) required for a Life Sciences or Biomedicine-related undergraduate degree (in any country).
  • You must have an excellent academic track record with a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 0.75 (with your GPA as the numerator and the highest possible GPA as the denominator).
  • You must have a good knowledge of English.
  • You must be available from June 27 to August 19 (8 weeks) to attend the training programme. If you cannot be at the CNIO during this period, you will not be eligible for the programme

Benefits

  • The CNIO will cover the student’s travel expenses: one return ticket from the student’s home town to Madrid.
  • During the summer training programme, the CNIO will subsidize breakfasts and lunches at the centre’s cafeteria.
  • Students will be covered by a personal accident insurance throughout their stay at the CNIO Travel expenses and meals at the CNIO cafeteria will be covered for summer training programme students during their stay at the centre.
  • In addition, students without public health assistance benefits in Spain will be covered with a private health insurance provided by the CNIO for the same period of time (8 weeks).

Application Procedure:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to send the following documents by e-mail to [email protected]:
1. Two letters of recommendation
2. Copy of an official Transcript of Records, Academic Transcript or Certification, stating
the number of credits passed
3. Copy of the National Identity Card or Passport
4. Proof of having a valid health insurance, whether public or private, during the whole summer stay. Citizens from countries issuing the European Health Card (EHC), including Spanish nationals, must present this documentation.
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