Job hunting

If you would like to contact someone working in an area that you're interested in, contact Lorna Warnock first. She has a database of contacts working in a variety of careers, who have agreed to speak to people about their career paths.

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Next Steps: options after a biosciences degree

Biology related

The following are some popular job search websites for careers in the sphere of biology. See also the University's Career Service pages. If you find more links that you think should go here, please send them to

For a list of organisations in the ecology/conservation/environmental sector please take a look at this: conservation (PDF , 404kb)


 Below are just some of the places where you can search for jobs beyond the biology links given on other pages. Of course, this list could go on forever but if you find more links that you think should go here, please send them to


Scientific recruitment agencies

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has a searchable list of recruitment agencies.  However, here are some of the more common scientific recruitment agencies:

  • Acumen targets postgraduate bioscientists for pharmaceutical sales and technical support roles
  • Advance Recruitment - a medical and laboratory recruitment agency.
  • BioHealthMatics Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Health IT or Health Tech, Biotechnology and Telemedicine Jobs
  • Mac Scientific specialist suppliers of scientific staff
  • CK Science Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical, Analytical, Food Science & Environmental Science Jobs
  • CK Clinical Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Cranleigh Scientific specialist scientific recruitment agency for temporary and permanent positions. Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Cosmetics and Toiletries, Chemicals including new graduates
  • CSL interim, contract or permanent staff. Pharmaceutical recruitment company who recruit for Pfizer
  • CY Partners scientific recruitment specialists
  • Evolution Recruitment Consultants  - specialists in Biotechnology. All positions from Research Scientists to Corporate. Areas of expertise include Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Business Development
  • Graduate Recruitment Bureau Career Matchmaking
  • Hudson Shribman Scientific Recruitment interested in students about to complete their courses and also graduates about to complete their MSc or PhD
  • Jobs in Pharma serves thousands in the Life Science community as the most effective European online careers management and jobs in the Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices, CRO and Healthcare industries
  • niche job site for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and drug discovery industry specialising in clinical and pre-clinical research
  • Kelly Scientific mainly chemistry/bioscience posts
  • Labmed Specialist Recruitment
  • Lab Support UK short and long term posts
  • Langton Howarth recruit graduate and experienced scientific staff for many of the world's top science companies
  • LiftStream: Life sciences recruitment
  • Mediplacements
  • Morson International The Scientific Division of Morson International supplies both temporary and permanent scientists from a broad range of disciplines including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental and Biosciences
  • Medical Sales Recruitment
  • Non Stop recruitment for Clinical Research, Medical Information, Pharmacovigilance, Research and Development, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, Biosensors and other areas
  • Paramount Recruitment
  • PDR Partners pharmaceutical-related vacancies (e.g. medical writer) plus useful careers articles
  • Penny Warren Recruitment: Scientific recruitment consultants
  • People per hour: freelance opportunities
  • PharmiWeb pharma-specific jobs board: vacancies across clinical research, regulatory, drug safety, sales and marketing
  • New Discovery Recruitment bioinformatics, cheminformatics, medinformatics, computational chemistry, proteomics, genomics, microscopy, digital image processing, spectrometry, biometrics, HTS, robotics, control and data management
  • Real Staffing: Pharma, biotech and medical devices recruitment
  • Reed Health
  • Reed Scientific
  • RS Locums
  • RSA Search and Selection
  • Sci-Temps Chemistry, bioscience, physics, environmental science
  • SCI Recruitment for Scientists Specialises in finding Science jobs for graduates. Permanent, temporary or fixed-term contract jobs in Chemical and Biological Sciences
  • Seltek Consultants Specialists in the recruitment of technical sales people at all levels from graduate to sales director. Particular areas of interest are life sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry, diagnostics, immunology and instrumentation
  • SRG Labstaff One of the biggest agencies, they have short and long term posts
  • Zenopa specialise in medical, pharmaceutical, healthcare, dental & science sales vacancies across the UK