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Graduate QC Microbiologist

Orion Electrotech

We are a global pharmaceutical company specialising in life changing products and due to continued growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate QC Microbiologist to join our team. If you ar

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Graduate Opportunity - R&D Chemist

Reed

REED Scientific are looking for an enthusiastic Research & Development Chemist for a growing client in Leeds who specialise in manufacturing and developing quality products for the construction sector. You will be responsible for supporting the developmen

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Graduate Engineering Geologist

Russell James Recruitment

Graduate Engineering Geologist – South Yorkshire Salary Between £22,000 - £25,000 per annum This employer will be offering a competitive salary that will be dependent on your experience. Client My client specialises in providing ground investigations focu

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Junior / Graduate Site Chemist

Rise Technical Recruitment

Junior / Graduate Site Chemist £21’000 - £22’000 Overtime Training Progression Excellent Benefits Package Cardiff, South Wales (Commutable from: Newport, Barry, Penarth, Caerphilly) Are you a Chemistry graduate, looking for a hands on Site Chemists ro

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£25,000 per annum

Chemistry Graduate - Regulatory Compliance - REACH / CLP

Atom Recruitment

Our Client is a Leading Speciality Chemical Distributor. They are exclusive UK representatives of major manufacturers of chemicals and raw materials for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care industries. They are now seeking a Regulatory Complianc

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Graduate Teaching Assistant: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

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Have you graduated with a science degree and have thought about training to teach? Perhaps you are dissatisfied with your first job after uni and yearn for something more rewarding? Would you like to gain paid experience in a secondary school supporting p

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Mandarin Speaking Chemistry Graduate

Purchasing Professionals

Graduate Chemist- Mandarin Speaker Knowsley Our client has an opportunity for Graduate Chemist to join their Overseas Technical Team in support of the technical development of their global analytical services. A key focus of this role is technical develop

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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant

Educatus Recruitment

Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant: High Performing, ‘Outstanding’ Graded School in Hillingdon West London is looking for talented Graduates to support Chemistry, starting September 2019. This truly inspirational school is the perfect place for a Chemi

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Graduate Geophysicist

Rise Technical Recruitment

Entry level Geophysicist role on offer within a large and rapidly growing company that will provide full industry training and the chance to build a long-term career with strong pathways to progression. Do you hold a degree in Geophysics, Geoscience or Ma

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£23,000 - £26,000 per annum
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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Position

Edustaff

Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant - in the Kinghurst area. Do you have the ambition to go on to become a science teacher in the near future? Are you looking to gain the high-quality experience in a secondary school before choosing to undertake your te

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Graduate Analytical Chemist

VRS UK

Superb job opportunity for a high-calibre Chemistry (or related) graduate, or experienced Analytical Chemist to join an expanding contract research laboratory Working within a dynamic and friendly Metabolism group, you will undertake a range of ADME studi

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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant

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Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant: High Performing, 'Outstanding’ Graded School in Hillingdon West London is looking for talented Graduates to support Chemistry, starting September 2019. This truly inspirational school is the perfect place for a Chemi

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£11,700 per annum

Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant Position

Edustaff

Chemistry Graduate Teaching Assistant - in the Kinghurst area. Do you have the ambition to go on to become a science teacher in the near future? Are you looking to gain the high-quality experience in a secondary school before choosing to undertake your te

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£18,000 per annum

Customer Service Coordinator Graduates in Chemistry or Biology

SF Recruitment

SF Group are currently looking for a Customer Service Co-ordinator for my client based in Coventry.We are looking for candidates who have a Chemistry or Biology degree or have worked within the industry. The role is paying between £18,0000 and £22,000 for

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Quality Control Analyst - Chemistry graduate

Science Solutions Recruitment

Quality Control Analyst - Chemistry Graduates £18,000 - £21,000 Bury St Edmunds An ambitious and innovative organisation based in Bury St Edmunds are seeking an enthusiastic Quality Control Analyst to join their expanding team in the laboratory. This role

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Graduate Analytical Chemist

VRS

Superb job opportunity for a high-calibre Chemistry (or related) graduate, or experienced Analytical Chemist to join an expanding contract research laboratory Working within a dynamic and friendly Metabolism group, you will undertake a range of ADME studi

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Graduate Chemist (R&D)

Hudson Shribman

Chemistry Graduate (R&D Chemist)c£23-28K Benefits South East AB/J4188 A graduate of chemistry preferably with a synthesis polymer or analytical background is urgently required to work closely with R&D teams to help drive the development of new technology

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Graduate R&D Chemist

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An amazing opportunity has arisen within a Chemical Manufacturing Organisation as a Development is a chance to get some experience and really kick start your career in the industry. The ideal Development Chemist will have a degree in a Chemistry related s

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Graduate Lab Technician

Response

Graduate Laboratory Technician Based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits A high-growth global healthcare company currently has a number of opportunities for ambitious and talented scientists at their UK headquarters in Abingdon

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Chemistry Graduate - Regulatory Compliance - REACH / CLP

Atom Recruitment

Our Client is a Leading Speciality Chemical Distributor. They are exclusive UK representatives of major manufacturers of chemicals and raw materials for the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care industries. They are now seeking a Regulatory Complianc

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Helping you find a career in Science & pharmaceuticals

We don’t need to tell you that science is vast – it covers everything from the depths of space to the minutiae of DNA evidence, with all of human, animal and plant life in between.

A huge part of science is pharmaceuticals, which is often thought of as a separate industry – one that creates, develops, tests, produces, markets and sells the drugs that we see on the supermarket shelves and use to rid us of everything from a scratchy cough to a complex illness. Being part of this means you will positively impact health around the world – significantly changing the lives of millions of people.

Huge progress has been made in recent years, and new technologies have been introduced that have changed the way we live our lives. With these advances it has been possible to develop drugs to help the fight against HIV, for instance, improving the lives of millions of people. Having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of people in this way is an exciting thing to be part of.

Of course, it’s not just people that you can help save through a career in the sciences. The world is facing a sustained climate challenge in the 21st Century, and it’s scientists who are fighting this. It’s scientists that are exploring the far reaches of the universe and debating whether we’ll ever make contact with alien life (and whether Pluto is, or isn’t, a planet.) It’s scientists that allow us to go about our daily lives safely, and sort things out when they go wrong.


Skills required for a career in the Science & pharmaceuticals industry
Of course, scientific knowledge is the most essential part of your skillset in this industry – and the specifics of this will vary hugely across the sectors, from micro biology to astrophysics, via a multitude of areas in between.

Having said that, you will need certain skills for any role within the sector – here are just a few:
Typical Science & pharmaceuticals career progression routes
Career progression is good in science across the board, with numerous job openings in every part of the industry. People with strong scientific skills are in high demand, and with scientific innovation racing forward there are only ever going to be more roles that need filling.

Because of this, STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) companies in general find themselves with a skills gap – what is being learnt at university can’t keep up with the industry’s rapid pace of change. Bad news for the industry, maybe - but good news for ambitious science graduates, who can utilise this to strategically upskill, plug the gap, and make themselves invaluable to the organisations that are crying out for scientific talent. Because career paths are much more defined in the sciences than they are in other sectors, for example the arts, with a willingness to keep up with the pace of the industry and continual learning a priority ambitious and driven graduates can progress quickly.
Typical Career Development for the Science & pharmaceuticals industry
To really make an impact in the sciences you might need to gain more qualifications than your undergraduate degree. Luckily for those that want to pursue a career in research, funding for PhDs in the sciences are relatively easy to come by when compared to other subjects. Speak to your university department and others that you might want to study at to find out about opportunities.

If you find a graduate scheme in an area that appeals to you without the need for further study, you will immediately be on a clear path that will lay out your immediate goals and what you need to do to achieve them and progress.
How much do Science & pharmaceuticals professionals get paid?
Because of the technical skills they require, the sciences are able to offer relatively good wages. According to the Science Recruitment Group’s 2016 salary survey, the average salary in the industry is just over £34,000.

According to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), the average starting salary in pharmaceuticals specifically is £24,000, with salaries for those with years of experience sometimes reaching £100,000.

Here are average salaries for some jobs in the industry, according to Payscale:

  • Analytical chemist: £22,518

  • Biologist: £25,426

  • Biochemist: £29,331

  • Chemist: £25,187

  • Clinical pharmacist: £36,144

  • Clinical laboratory scientist: £29,225

  • Ecologist: £21,625

  • Senior ecologist: £30,603

  • Food technologist: £25,572

  • Forensic scientist: £26,118

  • Geophysicist: £38,303

  • Geologist: £35,060

  • Laboratory technician: £18,496

  • Materials scientist: £29,905

  • Product development scientist: £25,662

  • Medicinal chemist: £33,500

  • Medical physicist: £35,954

  • Microbiologist: £22,561

  • Physicist: £34,928

  • Pharmacist: £34,644

  • Research scientist: £29,778
How to get there
It’s worth taking time to explore all your options and to consider the possible job opportunities after a degree. Many of those with undergraduate degrees in the sciences will go on to lab work, whilst many will decide they want to specialise further with a masters, or a doctoral qualification that will allow them to go on to conduct scientific research.

Many employers also offer specific entry schemes for graduates with fast-track career progression. The application criteria and details of the scheme will depend on the individual employer.

It’s important to demonstrate your practical skills as well as your scientific knowledge, as many employers within the science sector find that these skills lacking in recent graduates. Make sure you are clear about the skills that you gained during any work experience, or whilst on your year in industry.

A scheme to consider is the NHS’ Scientist Training Programme, a three-year training programme that includes work-based and academic learning and includes a part-time masters in your chosen specialism. The scheme aims to train the very best people to become clinical scientists.
What qualifications do I need for a Science & pharmaceuticals career
You can enter the pharmaceutical industry from any degree background, although chemistry, biology, pharmacology and engineering are all vital and obvious degrees to take if you want to work in the more technical roles. Overall though, there is such a wide range of opportunity that many different degrees are brilliant entry points.

Degrees such as cell biology, biochemistry and immunology, as well as not directly related degrees such as business/management, IT or mathematics could also be useful for pharmaceuticals.

Whilst it might seem obvious that you need a degree in biology to work in that field, for example, the sciences are becoming more and more interdisciplinary – meaning that your degree may be suitable for a complimentary area even if it isn’t directly related. You may need to complete a technical skills or similar course to top up your knowledge, but this will depend on the specific role.