PIPS Case Studies

Marcus Holt – FindAUniversity

Marcus Holt is a final year PhD student at the University of Leeds, who did his PIPS with the internet-based company FindAUniversity. The company is geared towards students looking for a postgraduate course. He told us what was involved in his role within the Content team (part of which was carried out remotely due to…

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Dani Pierce – MRC Research Unit The Gambia

Dani Pierce is a third year PhD student at the University of Leeds who undertook her PIPS placement at the MRC Research Unit The Gambia. Read her full PIPS case study to find out what scientific work was involved in the two clinical trials she was part of and what it was like spending 3…

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Lukas Jasaitis – Singer Instruments

Best PIPS Talk Lukas Jasaitis won the prize for Best PIPS Talk – “Algae, Robots, The Great Unkown” –  at the DTP Student Symposium held on 13th December 2019.  He undertook his PIPS in the field of Laboratory Robotics manufacturing at Singer Instruments in Somerset… which was a very long way to go!  But totally…

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Andy Stone – The Academy of Medical Sciences

Andy Stone wrote a case study for his host organisation at the Academy of Medical Sciences.  Click the link below to find out Andy’s answers to questions such as, Tell us about your PhD and what stage you were in when you did your internship What did you work on during your internship? Do you…

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Alex Wright – Swift Analytical

Alex Wright undertook his Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) as a third year in 2019.  Here’s what he had to say about his experience: Where did you go and what did you do? I worked for a life sciences technology commercialisation company called Swift Analytical. Swift is a consultancy and sales company, which specialises…

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Michaela Agapiou – The Story Collider

Michaela Agapiou was based in New York City for her internship with The Story Collider as part of her PhD programme , having approached them after spending many, many hours listening to podcasts while dissecting fruit fly testes. This is her first job outside of a lab, as she fell in love with science and…

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Sarah Gratton – Random42 Scientific Communications

One of our Student Reps, Sarah Gratton, is featured in a great blog published by her Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) host, Random42 Scientific Communications.  Read what she got up to: https://random42.com/company-news/scientific-internships-at-random42/

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Amy Tooke – The Great North Museum

Amy Tooke undertook her Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS) during 2019 (whilst she was in her second year) at The Great North Museum, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Amy said, “I really did enjoy my PIPS and think it was such a lucky and useful experience for me to be able to have.” Amy wrote a testimonial for…

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