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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Summer Student Research Programme

The QMUL Astronomy Unit offers the opportunity for undergraduate students, both internal to QMUL and external (from other universities), to join our research groups over the summer to take part in, and contribute to, the research being done by the different groups.

Research in the AU falls under three main themes: Cosmology & Relativity, Extrasolar Planets & Planet Formation, and Space & Astrophysical Plasmas, and each year we offer opportunities for students interested in these areas.

The places are funded, meaning that students will receive a salary (currently point 7 on the QMUL salary scale), however it may be possible to offer projects to students with their own funding (please contact a supervisor directly if this is your situation).

Each year, there will be events organised for the cohort of internship students to meet each other, interact, learn about each other's projects, and experience what working on cutting-edge research topics in a leading research group is like.

A (non-exhaustive) selection of projects:

For the positions of Dr Christopher Chen and Dr Heli Hietala, please fill out this application form: - the deadline is 25 April 2024, but we encourage early applications. Applications after this date will only be considered if places are still available. For the application you will need a CV (detailing your academic achievements/experience and any other relevant expertise), a grade transcript, and a statement of interests (including which project(s) you are interested in).

For the positions of Dr David Mulryne and Dr Scott Melville, the application link and deadline will be available soon.

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