The links below are relevant to Pharmaceutical 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.
- Science and Pharmaceuticals Sector – Includes an overview of the sector, job roles, entry and progression and typical employers.
- Job Profiles – Search A-Z of job profiles or view job categories which includes Health Care and Scientific Services.
- 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 British Science Writers – Find out more about science writing and journalism in the UK. Includes a 'Jobs’ section.
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry Careers – Find out about career opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry.
British Toxicology Society – Browse ‘Careers’ to explore careers in toxicology. Site also includes a ‘vacancy’ section.
British Pharmacological Society – Careers in Pharmacology – Find out about careers in pharmacology and how to progress into this field of work
British Pharmacological Society – Job & Opportunities – Search for jobs, studentships and internships
Hays Life Sciences – Hays Life Sciences’ Pharmacovigilance (PV) team provides job seekers with a range of drug safety jobs
Science Council – 10 types of scientist Science jobs are not all the same – the Science Council identifies 10 types of scientist roles.
NHS Careers in Health Care Sciences – Find out about healthcare science opportunities in the NHS.
NHS Careers – Clinical Pharmaceutical Science – Find out about this NHS career and how to progress into it.
PMLiVE – An excellent site for information on careers & jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.
Science Career Pathways – includes a huge range of job and career opportunities available in the science-based industries.
Search Pharmaceutical Science on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.
Azuna – Pharmaceutical recruitment site, search for jobs by region and category
Cancer Research UK graduate schemes – Every year Cancer Research UK offer final year students and graduates a unique opportunity to join their graduate trainee scheme. The Scientific Strategy & Funding Stream graduate schemes specifically targets natural, physical and life sciences. The graduate scheme is ranked No. 3 on the Guardian 300 and ranked at number 46 in the Times Top 100 graduate employer league table.
Chemistry World Jobs – The Royal Society of Chemistry jobs board
Chemistry World Jobs A-Z of Recruiters – A-Z of recruiters currently advertising jobs on Chemistry World Jobs website (RSC). Great way of identifying recruiters that offer placements.
COGENT Life Sciences Placements Service – Cogent’s Life Science Placements Service is an employer-led programme which has been developed to increase the number of student and graduate placements currently being offered by industry.
E Med Careers – A leading recruitment site for the pharmaceutical, biotechnical and medical sectors.
InPharm – Directory of pharmaceutical companies in the UK. Use the advanced search
Jobs.ac.uk – Science, research and academic related vacancies in the UK and abroad.
Jobs in Life Sciences – An online job board specifically focused on the Life Sciences industry.
Jobs in Science – A specialist employment business providing recruitment solutions to the science industry in the UK.
New Scientist Jobs – Science and technology jobs.
NHS Jobs – Browse jobs by category and location.
Parexel.com – PAREXEL is a contract research organization (CRO) who counts among its clients some of the world’s largest drug, biotech, and medical device firms.
Science & Technology Facilities Council – student internships – One of Europe’s largest research organisations specialising in science, engineering, computing and technology. STFC offer a variety of opportunities for undergraduates including: sandwich placements and paid vacation schemes. Whilst working at STFC you will gain on the job work experience, working on real projects alongside expert scientists and engineers.
Science Jobs – Green Jobs – GreenJobs lets you find Environmental Jobs and Renewable Energy Jobs from top employers and recruitment agencies.
SIRE -SIRE Life Sciences provides a 'Complete-Life-Science-Cycle-Search-Solution’ to both Life Sciences Professionals and Life Sciences Employers.
STEM Graduates* – Specialised careers site for students studying Science, IT, Engineering and Maths subjects. Includes jobs with an immediate start and graduate schemes.
STEM Women* – Promoting Opportunities, Employers and Events to Female Students (and Graduates) studying STEM subjects.
Targetjobs.co.uk/science-and-research – Search for graduate and placement schemes and jobs in science and research
Targetjob Science – Graduate jobs, work experience and internships.
TopCareer Jobs & Placements – Recruitment site for research councils, including: Biotechnology & Biological Sciences, Medical Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Pirbright Institute, and Science & Technology Council.
Your World Health Care – A specialist healthcare recruitment agency that prides themselves on finding students some of their first roles in healthcare.
Science Recruitment Agencies
Approach local, specialist science recruitment agencies for short term opportunities in the UK. Often pharmaceutical companies use recruitment agencies to handle their vacancies. Many short term opportunities will be technical or lab-based and agencies and companies will want to know what lab techniques and specialist equipment you have used.
CK Group – Specialists recruitment service for the science-based industries.
Cranleigh Scientific – An independent recruitment business specialising in science, environmental and renewables vacancies.
Kelly Services Scientific – Search for a recruitment office throughout the UK
Kent University Careers Service Science Links – Science Recruitment Agencies and Science Job Websites
Lab Support UK – Specialist recruitment site offering a wide variety of laboratory and clinical research opportunities.
Matchtech – Recruitment agency specialising in Science, Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing and IT.
Reed Scientific – Scientific recruitment specialist with offices across the UK (including Cardiff), Reed Scientific is particularly strong in pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals (organic and analytical chemists), biotech, clinical data management, food and utilities.
SRG – A resourcing company dedicated to the science, clinical and engineering sectors.
SRG Labstaff – Large recruitment agencies offering short and long term posts.
Pharmaceutical Placement Links
Log in to Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.
ABPI Careers – Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry A-Z of Pharmaceutical Recruiters and job/placement search
Chemistry World Jobs A-Z of Recruiters – A-Z of recruiters currently advertising jobs on Chemistry World Jobs website (RSC). Great way of identifying recruiters that offer placements. Also check out their RSC Placements page http://jobs.rsc.org/landingpage/134/placements/
Gradcracker chemistry work-placements Work Placements accepting Chemical students
IAESTE – Placements abroad are available in Biology, Biosciences, Plant Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Forensics and Chemistry. Go to ‘For Students’ – Outgoing UK Trainees
Indeed.co.uk – Search for placements by subject area.
Prospects placement search – Search for placements by science & pharmaceutical category by clicking onto the ‘work experience’ box in the Type of work section
Ratemyplacement.co.uk Science & Research placement guide – A science placement & internship guide
Student ladder summer internships – Information on Work Placements, Graduate Schemes & Internship opportunities
Target Jobs Science – placement search – Science & research placement advice
Pharmaceutical sector in Wales
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
BBI – BBI Solutions is a leading expert in immunoassay development and manufacturing services – based in Cardiff
Biomet – Manufacturer of hip and knee replacement products based in Bridgend
BioMonde – A European wound care company specialising in the manufacture and distribution of larval debridement therapy. BioMonde have two manufacturing facilities; one is located with head office at Bridgend, South Wales and a second in Hamburg, Germany
Biotec – Pharmaceutical services company based in Bridgend
Biotec Services International – Based in Bridgend and provides clinical trial supply services to the Pharmaceutical Industry.
BTG Group – BTG is an international specialist healthcare company developing and commercialising products targeting acute care, oncology and vascular diseases. Protherics UK Ltd, is part of the BTG International group company based in Wales
Life Sciences Hub Wales – Life Science Hub Wales based in Cardiff Bay, is the focal point for the sector in Wales – stimulating interaction, innovation, networking and collaboration
Lion Laboratories– Welsh based company specialising in breathalyser equipment.
Norgine – A leading independent European specialty pharmaceutical company specialising in Faecal incontinence Hepatology and Cirrhosis. Located in Hengoed, South Wales
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – Serves the transfusion medicine community and laboratories around the world. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has a base in Pencoed, Bridgend
PCI Services UK – PCI is the leader in providing contract pharmaceutical packaging services
PCI Pharma Services – PCI Pharma Services is a pharmaceutical company based in Gwent providing integrated drug development, clinical trial supply and manufacturing services to the international healthcare industry.
Quotient Bioresearch is a leading CRO, providing Radiochemistry, Drug Metabolism and E-fate solutions and has a base in Cardiff
Siemens Healthcare – One of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. Located throughout the UK including Wales
Simbec – Clinical contract research organisation based in Merthyr
Walesworldwide.org – Biotech-pharmaceuticals – Find out about the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Sector in Wales
Search Pharmaceutical Science employers Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.
ABPI Careers – Pharmaceutical-Recruiters and Job/placement search – Search A-Z of recruiters and find placements and job opportunities by location, and sector.
Access-ScienceJobs.co.uk – Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and other Science Jobs within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Environmental, Forensics and related industries.
pharmiweb.com – A list of UK based companies
pharmafield.co.uk – A database of pharmaceutical companies, recruitment and associated service organisations
PMLiVE A-Z of companies – An A-Z of Recruiters currently posting jobs on PMLiVE
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.
Next Steps – Options after a BioScience Degree -PDF – An excellent resource on job seeking, making applications and interviews
Career Player videos – Including video profiles on ‘Health Care & Medical Sciences’ and ‘Science/Research & Development’
New Scientist Graduate Careers Special. This is a really useful online publication and includes advice on recruitment, key employers and opportunities. Students can read online for free at newscientistjobs.com/graduate
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