CAREERS IN… Chemistry and Forensic Science

Forensic Science The links below are relevant to Chemistry & Forensic Science and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website with information covering all career areas.

  • Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories which includes Health Care and Scientific Services.
  • Job Profile Forensic Scientist – Job description, entry requirements and typical employers & vacancy sources
  • Job Sectors – Job sector profiles include: Science & Pharmaceuticals.
  • Options with your subject – Explore options with your degree and related subjects.
  • Job Vacancies – Search for graduate jobs/placements by type of work and region.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Careers site – Find out about career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.

Association of British Science Writers – Find out more about science writing and journalism in the UK. Includes a 'Jobs’ section.

British Toxicology Society – Browse 'Careers’ to explore careers in toxicology. Site also includes a Vacancy section.

Department for Education Teaching Agency – See 'Get into teaching’ if you are interested in a career in teaching.

NHS Careers in Health Care Sciences – View ‘Explore Roles’ to find out about healthcare science opportunities in the NHS.

Independent Office for Police Conduct – working for us – Find out about trainee investigator roles with the IOPC.

STEM Graduates – Careers & jobs site for students studying Science, IT, Engineering and Maths subjects.

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences – View 'Careers’ and 'Jobs’ tabs.

The Royal Society of Chemistry – work for us – Find out about graduate opportunities with the RSC. Check out Chemistry World – jobs – The RSC jobs board

Science Career Pathways – Explore career opportunities with science based industries

Science Council – 10 types of scientist – Explore science related careers.

What can you do with a degree in forensic science? – Produced by Kent University Careers Service.

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Search for Chemistry & Forensic Science jobs on Unilife Connect – – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, employers and set up job alerts in your chosen sector.

Cancer Research UK graduate schemes – – Find out about the graduate scheme and other opportunities available.

EMedCareers – – Find out about the graduate scheme and other opportunities available.

Gradcracker – Search for science placements and graduate jobs.

HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service – HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a major government department, explore this site to find out more about Criminal Justice careers in HMRC including investigative, intelligence and digital forensics and cyber roles.

NHS Wales Careers – Find out about career opportunities and NHS Wales Work Experience Opportunities

Science & Technology Facilities Council – student internships – Find out about a range of work experience opportunities. – Search for graduate and placement schemes. – Recruitment site for research councils.

Forensic Science Jobs

Alere Inc.

ArroGen Forensics – Contact to find out about opportunities and recruitment.

Association of Forensic Providers – – View members links to find forensic science companies.

Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences jobs site -Explore forensic jobs by function and location.

Eurofins Forensics – View Careers to find vacancies

Forensic Access – An independent forensic science provider. – Search for forensic jobs by location and sector.

Forensic Resources Ltd – A forensic analysis and expert witness service company, based in Cardiff.

Forensic Science Northern Ireland new link – View Careers section for information on roles and vacancies.

Key Forensic Services – View ‘Careers’ to find vacancies.

Lextox – Drug and Alcohol Testing forensic toxicology laboratory based in Cardiff.

Metropolitan Police – Careers – View Police Staff Roles to find vacancies in forensics.

National Ballistics Intelligence Service – Contact to find out about opportunities and recruitment

Orchid Cellmark – A provider of Forensic Services – view Working for Cellmark

Police UK/List of Police Forces – To find scientific investigation jobs with individual police forces view ‘careers’,’ recruitment’ or ‘join us/working for us’ tabs.

Prospects job profile – View Employers and vacancy sources.

Scottish Police Authority – View Forensic Sciences for current vacancies.

Chemistry Jobs

Chemistry World – jobs – The RSC jobs board.

Cogent skills – placements & internships – View current vacancies

Laboratory of the Government Chemist – – View ‘Careers’ section to find vacancies.

Gradcracker – Search chemistry/science related graduate vacancies and placements. – Science, research and academic related vacancies in the UK and abroad.

New Scientist Jobs – Science and technology jobs.

Nature – Search a database of science vacancies by job type.

NHS Jobs – Browse jobs by category and location.

Public Analyst -– The Association of Public Analysts, incluse 24 Public Analyst laboratories within the UK.

Surgical Medical Testing Laboratory – Part of the Welsh NHS and based at the Princess of Wales Hospital Bridgend.

Science Recruitment Agencies

Science based companies sometimes use recruitment agencies to handle their vacancies.

Agency Central

Cranleigh Scientific

Hays Life Sciences

Hyper Recruitment Solutions

Jobs in Science

Just Life Sciences (based in Cardiff).

Lab Support UK

Reed Scientific (based in Cardiff with offices across the UK). View the 'About Us’ guide here

Sigma Recruitment – Life Science Recruitment Agency (based in Cardiff).

SRG Science Recruitment

Chemistry Placement Links

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Log in to Unilife Connect – Search for work experience and find employers in your field.

ABPI Careers – Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry – go to ‘Undergraduates’.

Chemistry World Jobs A-Z of Recruiters – Also check out their RSC Placements page

Cogent Skills – placements – see current vacancies.

IAESTE – Placements abroad. Go to ‘For Students’ – Outgoing UK Trainees.

Pharmiweb – Lists pharmaceutical companies, clinical research and R&D Biotech companies.

Prospects placement search -– Click on Type of Work – work experience.

Indeed – Search for placements by subject area.

Rate My Placement – science & research placements

Science & Technology Facilities Council – student internships

Student ladder summer internships

Target Jobs Science – placement search

Chemistry & Pharmaceutical sector in Wales

Alta Sciences – Based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. View 'Careers’ and 'Contact Us’

BioMonde – Head office at Bridgend, South Wales.

BBI – Based in Cardiff.

BTG Group – Protherics UK Ltd, is part of the BTG International group company based in Ceredigion, Wales.

Life Sciences Hub Wales – Connect up with companies in the Hub.

MediWales – Wiew Members Directory

MTD Milton Treharne & Davies Group – Located in Cardiff and Llanelli.

Norgine – Located in Hengoed, south Wales.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – Includes a base in Pencoed, Bridgend.

PCI Services UK – Bases in Bridgend and Treforest.

Quotient Bioresearch – Includes a base in Cardiff.

Siemens Healthcare – See Uk Locations

Simbec – Based in Merthyr Tydfil. – Biotech-pharmaceuticals – Find out about the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Sector in Wales


ALMAC – Research, pharmaceutical and clinical development company.

Alta Sciences – Based in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales and part of the Alta Sciences group. View 'Careers’and 'Contact Us’ to find out about opportunities available.

AlereToxicology – Alere Toxicology provides over 10 million drug and alcohol tests each year for customers in over 75 countries. View their careers section for job opportunities.

Burgoynes – Consulting scientists and engineers specialising in forensic investigation.

BP students & graduates – Check out BP Graduate Programmes and BP – internships for opportunities in engineering, science or business and trading.

Covance – A biopharmaceutical development services company. Search jobs by category – Lab Services and Toxicology

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Careers – Find out about graduate opportunities and job vacancies.

Forensic Equity – Provide forensic science services, consultancy and training. View 'Careers’.

Forensic Access – An independent provider of forensic science expertise in the UK and overseas.

L’Oreal UK – View 'Careers’ to find out about placement and graduate opportunities.

Lion Laboratories – Welsh based company specialising in breathalyser equipment.

Norgine – A specialty pharmaceutical company with an extensive pan-European presence. Norgine’s manufacturing site is based in Wales.

One Scientific – An independent food and water testing laboratory based in Bristol. Check out the Vacancies and Contact Us tabs to find out about opportunities.

Proctor & Gamble Careers – Find out about placement opportunities and the range of graduate and management roles available.

Roche Products Ltd – Diagnostics and pharmaceutical company. View 'Careers’ to find out about opportunities available.

Royal Mint – Find out about career opportunities with the Royal Mint.

Scott Bader – A multinational chemical company with manufacturing sites in Europe, Middle East and South Africa.

Scenesafe – A supplier of forensic products.

Tata Steel – Placement, graduate opportunities and general vacancies in a wide variety of roles.

Employer Directories

ABPIA-Z of Pharmaceutical Recruiters – Pharmaceutical-Recruiters and Job/placement search – Search A-Z of recruiters and find placements and job opportunities by locations, category and employment areas.

Chemistry World Jobs A-Z of RecruitersA-Z of recruiters currently advertising jobs on Chemistry World Jobs (the official jobs board of the Royal Society of Chemistry).

Document Evidence – Examine material for a wide range of customers, including investigative and prosecuting authorities.

The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: June 2018

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