Biology Student Work Placements

Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Science Students

In semester two of year four, GMIT Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical students complete a minimum nine week work placement, commencing in March.

The placement is a minimum nine week placement from mid March to mid May. During this time the students will be based in the Company/Research Institute full time.

All the course material will be finished and the students will have completed their final B.Sc. (Hons) exams before the project placement begins. 

Therefore, extension of the placement to cover the summer period is also an option, resulting in a five or six month placement.

Nature of the Placement: 
The placement should preferably involve specific project work, but may also be of a more general nature, e.g. involving general work experience in QA / QC within a GMP / GLP-controlled environment.

Subject Matter: 
Subject material for projects could include topics related to QA, QC or Research and Development including: 

  • QC Lab Work

  • Diagnostic and Analytical Techniques

  • Quality Management

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Validation Studies

  • Process Development

  • Microbiology

  • Pharmacology

  • Immunology

  • Molecular Biology / Genetic Engineering

  • Biotechnology

  • Bioinformatics

  • Pharmaceutical Science

  • Stability Studies

  • Industrial Sterilization

  • Cleanroom Technology

  • Statistics

Terms and Conditions:  
Payment/benefits for the students are not a requirement and are at the discretion of the host Company/Institute.

All Students will be covered by GMIT's insurance policy while on placement. 

What our placement partners have to say:
Our students  are very motivated to do well in the work assigned to them and students placed to date have been very highly commended by their placement supervisors.

‘The students were well prepared and did not need constant supervision. They were set a task and really ran with it .‘
Dr Ryan Young - School of Chemistry NUIG and Marine Institute

‘Very good technical ability and eagerness to solve problems.’
Deborah Scanlon -  Head of QC, Protek Medical

‘Hardworking, eager to learn.’
Georgina Shaw - Research Associate, REMEDI, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science

If your company like to take a Biology student on work placement please contact:

Dr Colin Conway
Tel: +353 (0)91 742545