The University of Kent Careers Advisory Service Bioscience Jobs Skills gained on a Bioscience Degree Gather and analyse relevant information from a wide variety of sources Identify and propose solutions to problems Project management Technical skills
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Clinical Biochemists And Microbiologists
Production And Quality Assurance
Regulatory Affairs Officer
Clinical Research Associate/Monitor
Can work in …
Can get a job as a trainee research scientist in industry with a good first degree - Upper Second Class or better
Advisable to get a PhD for a long term career in research. Promotion may be hindered without one - encounter "glass ceilings".
Can be stepping stone to other functions: Production, Quality Assurance, Patents, Regulatory Affairs, Sales and Marketing, ITResearch & Development
"Soft Skills" becoming increasingly important:
Closing date normally February.
Independent forensic contractors - may need experience to work for these.
Now many fast track (4 year) courses for grads:
Med Schools On-line
Free from the Careers Service!
TIPS FOR ENTRY
Kent University Vacancy Database with a www.kent.ac.uk/careers/jobs/index.htmI will email summaries of these to you in final year.
The Biochemical Societywww.biochemist.org/jobs
www.careerscene.com adverts for trainee biomedical scientists.
Science Recruitment Agencies - some offer temporary laboratory work in vacations. www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitephar.htm#agencies
Directories GET, Prospects
Speculative CVs use directories such as Pharmafile (on reference in Careers Centre)Science Vacancy Sources