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If you have a degree in a science subject you could have a rewarding career as a scientist in a health-related role.
The NHS employs over 50,000 healthcare scientists, but there are also roles for health scientists in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and in research roles in universities and research institutes.
There are many types of roles for you to consider, including life sciences (blood sciences, genomics, biomedical science), physical sciences (medical physics and clinical engineering), clinical bioinformatics and physiological sciences (audiology, respiratory physiology).
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As well as a degree in a sciences subject related to your chosen specialism, you’ll need to demonstrate:
You can read the person specification for the Scientist Training Programme to understand the required scientific and transferable skills.
Entry onto the Scientist Training Programme is particularly competitive, so work experience is essential to demonstrate your interest in the work.
The STP usually opens for applications in January each year and close in the February.
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Some science organisations prefer to use recruitment agencies, such as: