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  • Interview with Dr. Justin Ichida: Succeeding in Stem Cell Research
    Dr. Justin Ichida and his research group are currently using stem cell disease models to search for a pioneering drug therapy for Motor Neurone Disease (MND), known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the US. In this article, Dr. Ichida provides insights into his groundbreaking work, alongs...
  • Stem cell and regenerative medicine is a high-impact research field, that has grown exponentially over the last two decades. In this article, we’ll look at some of the leading research areas that investigators are working in worldwide, in stem cells and regenerative medicine labs.
  • The life sciences products industry employs a wide range of graduates and postgraduate qualified researchers in areas such as product testing and development, product management, business development, technical support, and marketing. Research areas of interest to the industry centre on proteomic...
  • Civil Engineering is central to societal development, creating a safe, robust and innovative infrastructure within environmental standards required for modern living. We explore different aspects of civil engineering as a profession, including training and career opportunities.
  • Marcos Gonzalo Mael combined his passion for innovation, a natural artistic flair, with his background in industrial engineering to co-found a stop motion animation company, UPuno. In this interview, Marcos gives his advice and insights into the challenges he has faced working as a successful des...
  • If you have a particular interest in or aptitude for chemistry, or if you hold or are currently working towards a chemistry degree, you may wish to find out about potential careers in the industry. Chemistry jobs vary in nature, salary, and required qualifications; the information and list below ...
  • Environmental science is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses ideas and information from many scientific disciplines including maths, physics, chemistry, geology, botany, and zoology. As a result, there is a wide range of scientific careers which are connected to environmental science – ho...
  • Electronic engineering has long been a pioneering field, with its roots in ground-breaking inventions in the late 19th and early 20th century including radio, telephone and television. The modern day field has morphed into a diverse and dynamic area, covering everything from mobile phones to robo...
  • Career and salary prospects for engineering graduates are excellent, and a degree in engineering opens the door to a versatile career, due to the wide range of transferable skills you will learn. However, selecting the right university to study engineering can be challenging, particularly due to ...
  • In this article we recount the crucial, often overlooked role, women have played in the development of technology. We look at contributions throughout history, including present-day trailblazers, who are continuing to push the boundaries in the tech industry.
  • If you’re interested in pursuing a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), there’s a whole range of careers you could choose. A career in STEM will almost certainly require an undergraduate degree if not also a master’s or doctorate, which means a hefty time commitment,...
  • Pharmacists train as experts in medicines, playing a pivotal role in healthcare and the support of patients. In this article we talk to Jody Butler, Superintendent Pharmacist, whose career to date has spanned working in a doctor’s practice, multinational chain and the independent sector. He descr...
  • The computer science industry is competitive and rapidly evolving; there are a huge number of jobs available (and a predicted 546,100 new jobs by 2026) in a wide range of different types of roles. These roles are not always clear cut or self-explanatory and the differences between them can be con...
  • The perfect university for computer science will be different for different people. The key facets of a top university are a stellar reputation both academically and with recruiters and a challenging and cutting edge curriculum that will prepare you to enter the technology industry.
  • In our final article in the series exploring roles in the Pharmaceutical Industry, we speak to Anne O’Neill-Mathias about her work in ethics and compliance. She provides practical career insights about her successful roles in Industry to date, including her transition from academia.
  • Sport Science graduates are extremely versatile and able to build careers in a wide range of industries. Sport Science degrees combine the study of a range of scientific branches, including nutrition, physiology and psychology, with the study of exercise performance to enable students to have sig...
  • In a continuation of our series on careers in the pharmaceutical industry, we examine medical advisory roles and the field of medical information. We speak to Dr Ajay Shah, a PhD qualified pharmacist with a career spanning 15 years in the sector, about his experience and insights.
  • When it comes to choosing a career, there are a number of factors to consider: personal interests, working hours, terms and conditions of employment. However, money remains a key motivating factor. In this article, we examine the earning potential for students who are interested in pursuing a car...
  • As an early career researcher, you may be passionate about working in a research environment. After all, this is precisely what your training has geared you towards to date. If you are looking beyond academia — to transition to research in Industry, there are diverse and rewarding opportunities a...
  • As part of our continuing series regarding careers in medicine, we interviewed Dr. Shabina Asad Qayyum, a General Practitioner based in Peterborough, England. In addition to being a GP, she also has specialist interest in ear, nose and throat conditions, as well as reproductive medicine. Beyond...