My Career

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Having recently completed a Masters or a PhD., in the life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or chemistry, you may be considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry. There are diverse roles available, including those in clinical research, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, drug safety, bus...
  • In a continuation of our series on medical careers, we’re focussing on the experiences of those who work in the field of general practice as family doctors.
  • In a continuation of our series on medical careers, we’ll be focussing on the diverse specialisms available for those who choose to train in medicine. At the end of your medical degree you need to dedicate yourself to a field. Choosing the specialty that’s right for you may be a difficult task. W...
  • In our next series of articles, we will be talking to those who have forged diverse career paths in the medical profession. Central determinants to success include, a care of duty to others and the ability to assimilate and apply knowledge under pressure, whilst keeping abreast of key advances an...
  • In our third and final video blog from Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans, she elaborates on how to use your academic skill set to build a successful career in industry.
  • In the second of our video blog series, Dr Sheba Agarwal-Jans of Elsevier explains how early career researchers can best prepare for a job interview for a role in industry.
  • Contemplating a career beyond the completion of a PhD can be a daunting task; there are far more PhD students than there are academic roles to absorb them.
  • On September 25th 2015, all 193 member countries of the United Nations (UN) agreed to adopt 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Each goal was assigned targets and key performance indicators, to be achieved by 2030. In this article we speak to Narue Shiki, Senior Advisor to the United Nations...
  • On September 25th 2015, the United Nations (UN) agreed that all its 193 member countries adopt 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). The key agenda was to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Each goal was assigned targets and key performance indicators, to be achiev...
  • In the final article in our series exploring gender bias, we take an international perspective and talk to Indian-born Nikita Hari, entrepreneur and PhD student in the field of electrical engineering. She compares and contrasts her experiences as a researcher in a traditionally male-dominated fie...