Welcoming university students

Work with us while studying

Whether you're early in your science education, just about to graduate, or want to help your local community, our part-time night positions are designed to fit around your studies so you can gain crucial experience while playing a key part in the UK's COVID-19 recovery efforts by joining our Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa.

Part-time night shift hours available for local and international university students

Our part-time night shifts are crucial to keeping the chain of COVID-19 tests flowing smoothly and re-opening society in the UK.

We are offering undergraduate, masters and PhD university students the following part-time night shifts:

  • Part-time Week Nights — 2 x 10 hour shifts (total of 20 hours per week)

  • Part-time Weekend Nights — 2 x 10 hour shifts (total of 20 hours per week)

International student applicants and flexible working hours

Applications from international students are welcomed as our shift patterns offered are compliant with the UK Student Visa regulations. We understand that you may need flexibility around working hours to allow time for your studies. Please speak to our recruitment team to learn more about how we can accommodate your term time curriculum once you've submitted your application and they have been in touch with you.

Working with us full-time at a later date

If you're in the final year of your course and are looking for a full-time role with us, you will have the opportunity to apply for a full-time position on a different shift pattern of your preference six months after working our part-time night shift. Do note that we cannot guaranteed this transition and is based on the availabilities of the laboratory at that present time.

Positions offered for university students

No matter where you are in your studies, we have a range of roles available you can choose from to suit your specialism.

Junior Laboratory roles

Our junior lab roles are ideal for students looking to gain impressive experience needed to kickstart their science career.

Laboratory Support Technician
No former science or lab experience required — training will be provided.

Junior Laboratory Technician
Requires relevant BSc Honours degree. We also welcome students graduating in 2021.

Laboratory Equipment Technician
Requires a knowledge of laboratory environment and set up.

Explore current junior lab roles >

Senior Laboratory roles

​If you're on a masters or PhD course, you might want to consider our senior laboratory roles which will allow you access to our state-of-the-art technology to carry out this crucial work.

Data Scientist
Proven track record in analysing large data sets and statistical analysis, with a BSc Honours degree in a systems biology discipline or relevant science and engineering course.

Senior Lab Technician
Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a relevant PhD, or significant experience in problem solving within a lab environment.

Explore current senior and management lab roles >

Safety on site

The safety of our people is of paramount importance. All our workspaces and safety protocols have been designed to ensure utmost care. When you join, online and safety training will be provided and security processes will be detailed before your first day with us.

Training and Professional Development

No matter what level you join us at, you will be offered a comprehensive induction and relevant training tailored to your role. We also offer continued professional development so that you can advance your career further.

A world-leading public health disaster response unit

The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory will play a key part in the UK's response to future epidemics. Set to become one of the largest diagnostic laboratories in Europe, the laboratory will also support other critical illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.