I want to work in...Science General

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of science and pharmaceuticals sector 

Typical job profiles

Prospects provides job profiles on an extensive range of science careers from analytical chemists to  water quality scientists  

Useful online resources

General sector advice

Science/Medical Writing 

Scientific Sales

Working in the Health Service

Women in Science

Case studies of placement students at RB

What to expect from a placement at RB (pdf)

Working at RB (pdf)


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Beatson Institute Careers    See also annual report for information on current projects

Biochemical Society Job Board includes PhD studentships 

British Antartic Survey - careers information and jobs board

Find A PhD  Science vacancies

GCHQ - recruitment process

Knowledge Transfer Projects

Jobs in Science


New Scientist jobs

Pharmaceutical and medical technology companies in Ireland listing from Innopharm blog

Sci - specialist recruitment site

STEM graduates

STEM recruitment solutions

Science-related summer internships, placements and graduate programmes:


Professional bodies

Institute of Clinical Research (ICR)

Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)

Institute of Science and Technology

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)


Please also take a look at the other Science pages in this section of our website

See also Patents and intellectual property


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.


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