Job Description: Internship (Lab Assistant) – £3000 over the summer holidays (8 weeks full or 16 weeks part time)

biotIP Ltd ( develops intellectual property for the biomedical and environmental diagnostics industries. We’ve got core expertise in bio-sensors, lateral flow assays and lab-on-chip devices. biotIP is an inclusive, family-friendly company welcoming qualified and motivated applicants of any background.

The Future Space internship is a great way to get valuable work experience in a vibrant community of start-up and scale-up businesses in the science, tech and engineering sectors. Best of all, it’s located on the UWE campus, meaning you can be close to your studies, accommodation, and peers. As well as your appointed line manager, Future Space’s Innovation Manager will be on hand if you want some advice, to know a bit more about the centre, or would like to meet other interns placed in the Future Space community. Take a virtual tour of Future Space:

We have a role for a hard-working UWE intern, (current or past alumni), to gain experience on our novel lateral flow assay which will be used to detect Covid-19. The role will include guidance and support by our lateral flow development team and biotIP’s CSO.

We are looking for someone who would like to gain some excellent technical skills and lab experience and to be part of our Research & Development team over the summer months at our lab in Future Space, UWE, Bristol. The internship should start by 1 Sept 2021.

This skills you’ll pick up are:

  • Health and Safety at work.
  • General lab protocols for a non-hazardous biosafety Level 1 laboratory.
  • Handling and measuring of chemicals for lab experiments
  • Monitoring results and note taking including photographing results to our cloud-based repository.
  • Following protocols for cleaning electronic components for use in bio-sensing
  • Familiarisation with lateral flow assays (as used in pregnancy tests)
  • Familiarisation with electro-chemical engineering equipment, (potentiostat, multiplexer)

The role includes lab work (80%) and computer-based research (20%). Creativity is highly encouraged, and you’ll be given time to read up on your new skills.

You should have good communication skills and be fairly computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office.

Our team is multidisciplinary ranging from biology and electro-chemistry to electronic – so you will be welcome from any background if you have an aptitude to this type of work.

If you have a lot of enthusiasm, with a curious desire to work in a lab on a worth-while project, this is a role for you.

For further details on the role or to send us your CV please contact us via