Veterinary Innovative Molecular Diagnostics – Intern – 31 July 2023


Name Veterinary Innovative Molecular Diagnostics
Placement base location Future Space, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Contact for enquiries Dr Mark Bennett
Contact details
Placement job title Intern
Potential start date Flexible from 1 June-1 September 2023
Potential working pattern Daily work pattern: negotiable, but 9-5 approx.
Total hours per week: 35
Full time preferred
Details of application method Please send a covering letter and your CV to
Application closing date 31 July 2023
Overview of PIPS organisation
We are a new start-up company in Bristol, UK, based at Future Space, which is located on the University of the West of England (UWE) campus. The business provides molecular diagnostics services to the animal health sector and is actively engaged in research aimed at improving animal health and welfare outcomes through rapid pathogen detection. We are currently involved in research and collaboration with an academic from UWE, and we maintain connections to the thriving ecosystem of technology start-ups based in Bristol.
Placement offered
In this internship placement, you are likely to participate in processing samples collected from animals for diagnostic purposes. Nucleic acid extraction, followed by isothermal amplification techniques, restriction enzyme digestion, agarose gel electrophoresis and gel staining would be the main focus of diagnostic caseload processing. There is also scope to assist with development of novel point-of-care molecular diagnostics for the animal health sector. Additionally, you will get to see what it is like to work in a new start-up company, and interact with the people working with other companies based at Future Space.
Financial contribution/benefit(s)
Can claim work-related expenses of up to £10 per day worked.