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NIBRT Biopharma Transition Year placement program

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NIBRT Biopharma Transition Year placement program


Friday, October 13, 2017 




NIBRT Biopharma Transition Year placement program

Are you in Transition Year and would like to win a 5 day placement in NIBRT?

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) have launched the 1st dedicated biopharma transition year placement program.

This program is open to all students currently in transition year with an interest in STEM.

How to apply

To apply interested students should submit a 2 page typed A4 essay sized 12 font entitled:

"What is biopharmaceutical science and how does it impact our lives?"

Students will submit this essay before 31st October 2017 to the email address info@nibrt.ie.

The email subject is NIBRT TY2018. The email should include student school details and contact information.

NIBRT will contact the successful students before the 10th of November 2017. The placement will take place from January 29th to February 2nd 2018.

The 5 day placement in NIBRT will allow students the opportunity to experience the state-of-the-art facilities and learn from scientists and engineers working in the research and training teams. The placement will conclude with a dedicated group project presented to management by the students. 

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