Closed CLOSING DATE: 17/03/2019


SLSIP 2019 - Biorepository Assistant Intern

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Undergraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Science and environment
Forth Valley
£9 ph
12 weeks
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Placement summary

The successful candidate will complete a data project to review client information, admin tasks with data, and creation of a client database. The project will likely also include a sub-project to evaluate shipment turn-around times and update documentation.

We will provide training in the appropriate corporate systems and provide you with invaluable experience of working life in a fast-paced life sciences organisation.

Job description

Project Description

The biorepository department is a small size self-contained business unit which is responsible for cold storage of client material. In addition to the project the student will have the opportunity to learn the biorepository functions and how this fits into the wider organisation.

The role will involve admin tasks and involving the creation of structured data and a data base of client information. This will involve the use of Excel on a daily basis, There is also a sub-project planned to examine shipment turn-around time which will potentially require documentation updates. 

Placement Objectives

We expect the the project will have several key deliverables:

  • creation of a restructured client data set
  • creation of client database within biorepository. 

Success will be measured by the roll out of new data structured and database.

Role Description

See placement description. 


This programme is for 1st, 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate students studying a Life Science degree in Scotland. Please click here to see if your course is eligible. You can only apply for a maximum of 3 placements, so please research the roles thoroughly before submitting your CV.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  • Proficient in use of Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Desirable Skills

  • Use of PowerPoint


Placement benefits

Merck Bioreliance services is a dynamic and fast paced environment to work where you will be challenged and given development opportunities to strengthen your existing skill set.  The working hours have a degree of flexibility, there is free tea and coffee available and a wide variety of social events which are run locally by the social committee.

Additional information



Company information

Merck is a leading global science and techlonology company working in healthcare, life sciences and performance materials. Our goal is to help improve and prolong life, and to drive innovation in science and technology to make a lasting difference for patients and consumers.

Life Sciences

Company website: http://www.bioreliance.com/