Where do I look for jobs in Health?
The majority of Bath PhD Health graduates go into jobs related to their area of study, mostly in academia and the public sector (often clinical). However, there are a wide variety of jobs this encompasses; key sources of vacancies in these sectors are also listed here.
Academic and research jobs
- Within the UK, the best place to look is jobs.ac.uk. Academic support jobs are also advertised here.
- 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 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 the public, charity and not-for-profit sectors
Opportunities here are varied and so only the more relevant vacancy sites are listed.
- Civil Service
Of special interest to health researchers might be Government Social Research. You might also be interested in the Civil Service Fast Stream.
- Individual organisation websites. The Social Research Association's Useful Links page has an excellent listing.
- Jobsgopublic contains a wide selection of jobs throughout the public sector, including education, health, local and central government and charities.
- Local Government Jobs
- NHSjobs carries all jobs for this major employer
- Office for National Statistics
Regularly has vacancies for social researchers to design and analyse the many surveys it carries out.
- Opportunities: the Public Sector Recruitment Weekly
All the latest local authority and public sector vacancies
- The Social Research Association has some interesting opportunities in its jobs section
- The local and national press carries many vacancies, particularly the Guardian on a Wednesday.
- The Research Councils also employ researchers in their work, to assess and review grants among other things, as do other funding bodies.
- ThirdSectorJobs for opportunities in the charitable and voluntary sector
Jobs as practising Psychologists
- Jobs in the many fields of practising psychology are mainly advertised in the BPS careers supplement Psychologist Appointments
- The NHS is a major employer of psychologists; all vacancies are advertised in NHSjobs
- The Civil Service employs occupational psychologists; vacancies are advertised on the Directgov website or through the Civil Service Recruitment Gateway
- Another organisation employing psychologists is the prison service; for details of the sorts of jobs available visit their website.
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:
- Individual company websites (use our Employer Index to search by category and link to their websites)
- The national press carries many vacancies, particularly the Guardian.
- Work in the clinical trials field is a possibility for Health postgraduates. The best job sites in this sector are The Institute of Clinical Research, eMedCareers and PharmiWeb
- 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.
- MarketingWeek for vacancies in advertising, PR and market research
- TrainingZone for mainly training and development jobs but also HR vacancies
- Vacancies in the sports science fields are not often widely advertised, and opportunities are often found via word of mouth. However, UKSport and the British Association of Sports and Exercise Scientists (BASES) do advertise jobs, as do local government organisations and individual sporting organisations, often via their websites.
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