Insigneo student placement scheme

Insigneo student placement scheme

Another successful Insigneo Student Placement Scheme has been running over the Summer and a coffee and cakes event was held to showcase posters prepared by the placement students.

Sixteen undergraduate students completed the 443 hours of placement this year with supervision being provided from both researchers and PhD students within Insigneo. The placement with Insigneo gave the students insight into working in in silico reserach and into future career opportunities.

There is a growing jobs market for engineers with good hands-on skills with in silico medicine technologies to design and test products for both biomedical companies and the broader “body industry” sector, which develops products such as sports apparel and law-enforcement vests. The same skills profile is also requested by the many start-ups that have emerged globally in the last five years in the area of in silico medicine services. In addition large research hospitals in the NHS and other top-class healthcare providers in the world are starting to recruit engineers with this skill-set, as the first in silico medicine technologies enter clinical practice. Currently, this represents a niche opportunity, as there are very few institutes like Insigneo in the world, but we expect this employment market to grow to double-figures in the next 5-10 years.

The placement with Insigneo helps to give students an insight into future careers.

For more information contact Lesley Statham on 0114 222 0162 or email l.statham@sheffield.ac.uk