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Shimadzu’s lab4you programme for young scientists

6 June 2019 | News
by Ian Michael

Shimadzu is running the lab4you student programme for young scientists from all over Europe for the fifth year in a row. Young scientists can apply for laboratory bench space for their own research in the modern “Shimadzu Laboratory World” at the European headquarters in Duisburg, Germany. Analytical instrumentation including HPLC/UHPLC, SFC, GC, mass spectrometry, a wide range of spectroscopy equipment (UV, IR, FT-IR, ICP etc.) as well as MALDI-TOF and material testing & inspection equipment is available.

“Over the last four years, we had young scientists from Austria, Poland and Germany working in our lab”, stated Björn-Thoralf Erxleben, Manager of the European Innovation Center. “The topics of research were so diverse and interesting that on occasion we accepted two students, rather than just one per year.” Projects included the investigation of new UHPLC MS-MS methods for battery research, metabolism of pharmaceuticals in plants and the fracture and fatigue behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced plastics.

“Because of the extensive research environment, providing a unique possibility to work with devices that are best suited to and tailored for their own research, I highly recommend other students to apply for the lab4you student programme”, says Dr Carola Schultz, the first Lab4You student in 2015. A Ph.D. student at Münster University, Germany at the time, she now works as a Product Specialist for Consumables at Shimadzu Europa GmbH.

Interested students can apply in the English language by submitting a short abstract of their research via www.shimadzu.eu/lab4you by 31 October 2019. The successful applicant will be selected by an expert jury at Shimadzu Europa GmbH. Laboratory space will be available for the duration of the research project. Requirements for participation are an undergraduate degree in science, an interesting topic of research and experience in the chosen technology. This applies to master students, doctoral students and post-docs from all scientific disciplines that require instrument-based analytics or material testing equipment.

Shimadzu offers a selection of promotional material for universities that can be forwarded to potential participants. Contact: Uta Steeger ([email protected]).

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