Network Scientific have been offering our award-winning recruitment services to the life science industry for over ten years. Many of our consultants are degree educated in a scientific discipline with real-life, hands on experience in a multitude of life science industries so we really do offer a knowledgeable approach to our recruitment services. Whether you are looking for a new life science job or wanting to appoint your next exceptional team member, we are well-placed to assist you.
Life science is simply the science of living things, or the scientific study of living organisms. It includes a vast amount of subset subjects from agriculture and plant sciences, to parasitology, toxicology, immunology and virology to name but a few.
Generally speaking, when we talk about the life science industry, we are referring to biology and healthcare, industries including; pharmaceutical, medical devices, diagnostics, clinical research, biopharmaceuticals and other associated healthcare markets would all fall under the life science remit.
There are a multitude of jobs and positions that you can choose from and many different life science career paths you can follow. This will all depend on your interests, character and qualifications. If you are an analytical individual, you may want to work in a laboratory in which case examples of life science jobs for you can include; Biomedical Scientist, Biochemist, Microbiologist, Clinical Research Scientist, Bioinformatician, to name but a few. If you are highly quality focused with a good eye for detail, you may want to pursue a career in quality assurance or regulatory affairs. Those of you with a more outgoing personality may wish to pursue a more sales and marketing life science job, for example in medical device sales.
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According to the UK Department for International Trade, there are over 5,800 Life Science companies based in the UK and over 248,000 people employed in life science jobs in the country. Demand for qualified science professionals to join the industry is high, as is the requirement for life science recruitment services! With the coronavirus pandemic creating a significant need for life science skills in the workplace, along with the Government's pledge to invest £80bn in R&D next year, demand will increase further over the next few years.