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  • The Best Paying Jobs in Science
    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...
  • 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...
  • The career path for a research graduate rarely runs smoothly. There are diversions which can lead to new destinations that a researcher never considered when beginning their studies. To get further insight into this journey and the transitions that can occur along the way, we continued our discus...
  • As researchers, we gather considerable technical expertise through the course of our roles and are accustomed to things not working first time. We acquire the ability to troubleshoot effectively, and read between the lines of limited information to progress with our research. In this article, we ...
  • Relocating abroad for work can broaden your life experience and career prospects. It’s common for early career researchers to consider relocation, as it may offer increased possibilities for academic posts, beyond their home country. As part of our "Crossing Continent" series of articles, we’ve c...
  • Public sector research positions are available in a wide range of institutes that are sponsored or owned by the government. If you’re looking to transition to this sector from academia you may have questions that need answering. Where do you work? How does working in the public sector differ fro...
  • In a continuation of our recent article series on research outside academia, we talk to Dr. Chris Langmead about his diverse and successful career in drug discovery. Chris highlights the convergence between academia and industry over the past decades and the increased career opportunities he's en...
  • As an early career researcher, having completed your PhD., or first postdoctoral position, you may be passionate about working in a research environment. However, what if you’re not convinced that academia is the right career setting for you? In this article, we will give you a practical insight ...
  • With a shortfall of entry-level positions in academia, many doctorate holders may choose to, or need to look elsewhere for employment after completing their studies. There is often a disparity seen between the amount of faculty career support given to making undergraduates ready for the wider job...
  • There are a number of differences between preparing a CV, (sometimes known as a resumé), for a research-based post in academia or industry, versus conventional roles. We’ll explore some key distinctions and common universal principles to put into practice, in your preparation.