Where do I look for jobs in Biology & Biochemistry?
The vast majority of Bath PhD Biology & Biochemistry graduates go into Biology & Biochemistry-related jobs, mostly academic and industry, and largely lab-based. However, there are a wide variety of Biology & Biochemistry-related jobs which are less, or not, lab-based and sources of these jobs are also listed here.
Academic and research jobs
- Within the UK, the best place to look is jobs.ac.uk.
- Other sites carrying academic vacancies include New Scientist and Nature.
- Individual university websites will also advertise all research jobs, and you may see posters up in your department or get emails from academics you know that are recruiting.
- You may also see these posts advertised in the Times Higher Education.
- For academic research jobs in the EU, try the site at academicjobseu.com, while for academic jobs in the US and Canada try higheredjobs for faculty posts and ScienceCareers or Nature for research jobs.
Jobs in industry
This is a huge sector and so we can't provide an exhaustive list. However, these are some of the more popular places to look:
- Nature jobs
- Individual company websites (use our Employer Index to search by category and link to their websites, and have a look at the Applied Industrial Research Trading Organisations and the UK Science Park Association listings).
- Scientific recruitment agencies (eg Kelly Scientific, Reed Scientific, or SRG; for a complete list visit agencycentral.co.uk).
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Jobs in the public sector
Opportunities in public sector science are varied and so only the more relevant vacancy sites are listed.
- Defence Science and Technology Laboratories
- NHS Clinical Science
- NHS Careers for biomedical science, clinical science and research posts
- Environment Agency
- Civil Service Jobs
Biology and Biochemistry-related jobs (non-lab-based)
Again, there is a wide variety of possible Biology and Biochemistry-related employment and so this list is not intended to be exhaustive.
- New Scientist and Nature (again!) – but they really are the places where jobs related to science are advertised. Jobs advertised here might include those editing scientific publications, or informatics and web application positions.
- If you are interested in science writing, you should try the Association of British Science Writers.
- For those interested in a career in chemical sales and technical specialist roles try individual company websites (again, use our Employer Index to reach those). For pharmaceutical sales, visit pharmajobs.co.uk.
- If you are interested in training as a teacher in Biology, visit the Training and Development Agency for Schools website.
- The Research Councils also employ scientists in their work, to assess and review grants among other things, as do other funding bodies.
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