Life sciences investment internship: Syncona

Syncona is a FTSE 250 company focused on investing in and building global leaders in life sciences. We operate as a hands-on investment fund, working closely with world class scientists to found, build and fund world class companies to deliver transformational treatments to patients. We currently have 10 companies in our portfolio, largely focused on cell and gene therapy, and are always actively looking for new opportunities.

We offer the exciting opportunity to spend 6 months in our Investment Team. During this internship, you will take part in Syncona’s full operating rhythm and be exposed to all new life science opportunities that arise. You will work closely with select members of the team to develop Syncona’s strategy in specific biological, technological and clinical areas of interest, and depending on deal flow, you will have the chance to work on active opportunities.

Our list of areas of interest is constantly evolving, although currently includes themes such as Synthetic Biology, Nucleic Acid Delivery Technologies, Microbiome, and In Silico R&D. If you are successful in the application and interview process, we will agree with you on which areas you will focus in advance of starting the internship. We are always open to new ideas, and so during the interview process we encourage any suggestions based on your own passions, skills or knowledge.


Location: London (Syncona office and/or remote, depending on COVID-19 restrictions)

Timing: 6 months full time, from January 2021

Salary: £28,000 p.a., pro rata


  • Bachelor’s Degree (2:1 or higher) or above in biological sciences or a related (sub-)discipline
  • Proven ability to work effectively and independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm; a genuine desire to learn
  • Proof of right to work in the UK

Interested? Please send your CV, and any requests for further information, to for the attention of Abbey Webb.

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