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Some people who have studied Biological Sciences in previous years have chosen jobs in the sectors listed below.  Expand the section to see an illustrative list of Employers who are operating in these areas or sources of further information. (Please note that inclusion of organisations in the lists does not imply any endorsement by The Careers Group, University of London). Employers are sorted by company name within the size category of the organisation. SMEs are Small or Medium Enterprises with fewer than 250 employees in the UK. Links are provided from the Company name to the company website.

Agrochemical & Bioscience

COMPANY NAME

WHAT THEY SAY THEY DO

SIZE

LOCATION

CABI Bioscience

CABI is a not-for-profit international organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

SME

Egham & Wallingford

Tozer Seeds

Tozer Seeds is the largest independent vegetable breeding company in the UK. We have sales and product development offices in the UK, Spain and the USA, and are also represented in Belgium, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and Canada.

SME

Surrey

AL Control

ALcontrol Laboratories' aim is to provide the very best Environmental and Food testing so that customers have the Confidence to Act on our results. Our approach to testing is simple: we use our expertise and experience to rapidly deliver reliable results so our customers waste little time waiting and interpreting our findings - just acting on them. We take pride in providing excellent customer service, if we fail - we try harder. With over 2000 trained staff we operate in 11 European countries and are expanding to take our services into new markets.

Large

Flintshire

Arysta

Arysta LifeScience Corporation is focused on helping our customers cultivate business growth through the development, marketing and distribution of innovative, high-quality chemical solutions for today’s dynamic agroscience and health & nutrition science marketplace.

Large

Multiple

BASF

BASF Group companies employ about 1900 people in the UK and Ireland. We manufacture construction chemicals; omega-3 fatty acids; polyurethane systems; industrial coatings; pigments; products used to enhance industrial processing in various industries such as papermaking, mining, oil extraction, wastewater treatment and textile processing; and ingredients that are used in home and personal care products such as thickening agents.

Large

Multiple

Bayer

Bayer is an innovative company with a long tradition of research. It aims for technological leadership in its core activities - Healthcare, MaterialScience and CropScience.

Large

Multiple

Cirad

CIRAD is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issues.

Large

Paris & Montpellier

Defra

Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs

Large

Multiple

DuPont

There are currently 11 DuPont sites in the UK with approximately 1200 employees. Our main products are in the areas of agricultural and nutrition, automotive solutions, and electronic and communication technologies. We also provide technical support and customer services.

Large

Multiple

Huntingdon Life Science

Huntingdon Life Sciences is one of the world's largest Contract Research Organisations. Founded in 1952 in the UK, the company is now an international business with resources on three continents. Originally the company concentrated upon nutrition, veterinary and biochemical research.

Large

Huntingdon

Makhteshim Agan Group

Makhteshim Agan Group agrochemicals offer the largest variety of proven branded off-patent crop protection products available in the global marketplace. We are proud to have highly effective products that meet the stringent environmental standards in all major crop growing areas of the world.

Large

Berkshire

Monsanto

Monsanto is an agricultural company. We apply innovation and technology to help farmers around the world produce more while conserving more. We help farmers grow yield sustainably so they can be successful, produce healthier foods, better animal feeds and more fiber, while also reducing agriculture's impact on our environment.

Large

Cambridge

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the scientific study of the natural world.

Large

London

Nufarm

Nufarm UK Ltd is one of the top six suppliers of agrochemical products in the UK, providing a full range of crop protection products for grassland, arable, horticultural crops and products for use in amenity situations and by local authorities.

Large

Yorkshire

Syngenta

One of the unique things about Syngenta is that our actions and products can help address one of the planet’s most challenging dilemmas: how to grow more crops from less resources. That is why our ambition is to bring greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way to an increasingly populous world by creating a worldwide step-change in farm productivity.

Large

Multiple

BIA -UK Bioscience Industry Association

The BIA is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience.  Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives.

London

London BioScience Innovation Centre (LBIC)

The London BioScience Innovation Centre (LBIC) provides a focus for life sciences activity in the UK capital, offering laboratory and office facilities of an exceptionally high standard and a professional front door that cannot fail to impress. Owned by the prestigious Royal Veterinary College, LBIC is home to over 35 biotechnology and life science companies in central London, including small start-ups and more established players.

London

OBN

OBN is a not-for-profit business network which provides comprehensive support for biotech and medtech companies in the Oxford and South-East England biocluster and beyond. Our activities can be summarised as networking, partnering, group purchasing, advice and information dissemination.

Oxfordshire

Education & Academic Research 

Organisation

What they say they do

BBSRC

BBSRC has a unique and central place in supporting the UK’s world-leading position in bioscience. We are an investor in research and training, with the aim of furthering scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

CORDIS - European Community Research and Development Information Service

CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service, is an information space devoted to European research and development (R&D) activities and technology transfer.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing more than £850 million a year in a broad range of subjects – from mathematics to materials science, and from information technology to structural engineering. Bottom of Form

Jobs.ac.uk

Welcome to jobs.ac.uk - the leading international job board for careers in academic, research, science and related professions.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.”

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa.

Natural Environment Research Council

NERC is the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. We coordinate some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more.

Prospects

The teaching and education sector provides opportunities for teaching and non-teaching staff in schools, further and higher education, and in non-school settings, such as hospitals and prisons in the UK.

Science and Technology Facilities Council

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security. Bottom of Form

The Science Registry

The Science Registry publishes a range of web sites for postgraduate/professional training and academic careers.  Each of our course directories focuses on a specific course type, bringing a highly targeted audience to our advertisers.

The Teaching Agency

The Teaching Agency is responsible for initial teacher training (ITT) in England. It provides a comprehensive programme of support to help you become a teacher, providing guidance all the way through the application process. Through ITT you’ll receive rigorous training, with new teachers rating their training as a very good preparation for the classroom. In this section you will find out what it is like to be a teacher, and learn about the routes available if you want to begin a career in teaching. Bottom of Form

Vitae

Vitae is the UK organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes.

 

Finance/Business

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Health 

COMPANY NAME

WHAT THEY SAY THEY DO

SIZE

LOCATION

Genesys Medical Solutions

Our company is grounded on knowledge, support & innovation. Our products offer solutions to their specific speciality through innovation, design and application or simply put - enhancing the care that you deliver to your patients.

SME

Ascot

J & D Associates

J&D Consulting is a specialised healthcare consultancy that provides decision support services for the pharmaceutical industry.

SME

London

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.

SME

London & Swindon

Virgo Health

Virgo HEALTH is one of the UK's leading independent healthcare communications consultancies.

SME

London

Abbot Diagnostics

The history of Abbott's Diagnostics Division is an impressive record of innovation. Abbott products have helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, virtually creating the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. Abbott's history is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.This tradition of innovation has been sustained through a consistent commitment to diagnostic research and development.

Large

Multiple

Black Heath Hospital

BMI The Blackheath Hospital is part of BMI London, with 15 hospitals and outpatient clinics spanning the capital, BMI London responds to the diverse medical needs of London's population providing diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative care across a full range of acute and chronic conditions.

Large

London

Institute of Cancer Research

From its foundation in 1909 as a small research department of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the ICR has grown to become one of the world’s foremost independent cancer research organisations.

Large

London

Quest Diagnostic

Every day doctors and patients rely on Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, to make better healthcare decisions.

Large

London

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

A leader in the Human Genome Project, we are now focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Our passion for discovery drives our quest to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens

Large

Cambridge

Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy acts as a champion for excellence in medical science in the United Kingdom. The support of excellent individual scientists (both clinical and non-clinical) is therefore a high priority.

London

Eastern Cancer Registry and Information Centre

ECRIC’s analysis team extracts, analyses and interprets regional cancer statistics. Requests for data come from health professionals, researchers, national and regional organisations and the general public. Enquiries vary in their complexity from queries that require a simple extraction from the database to more complicated analyses, which may take several days.

Cambridge

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health.

London

Veterinary Laboratory Agency

VLA has merged with Animal Health to form the new Defra executive agency, the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA).

Multiple

 

Pharmaceuticals & Consumer Goods

COMPANY NAME

WHAT THEY SAY THEY DO

SIZE

LOCATION

Nelsons

Nelsons is a family-owned business and the UK’s largest manufacturer of natural healthcare products.

SME

London

Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics.

Large

Multiple

AstraZeneca

Our focus is on developing new medicines to make a meaningful difference to patients’ lives - and the UK is right at the heart of our efforts to do that.

Large

Multiple

Bayer

Bayer is an inventor company with a long tradition of research. By applying science to the major global challenges, we deliver innovations that address unmet customer and market needs.

Large

Multiple

Boehringer Ingelheim

We will improve the health and well being of people and animals through being a part of an independent, innovative, research and development driven company.

Large

Berkshire

Bristol-Myers Squibb

By uniquely combining the strengths of a traditional pharmaceutical company with the attributes of a successful biotech company, we are becoming a new kind of enterprise; a next generation of BioPharma. We are focused, agile and flexible and infused with the entrepreneurial culture of an innovative biotech. Yet, at the same time we are large enough to marshal the resources necessary to invest in our pipeline and bring new medicines to patients in need.

Large

London & Cheshire

Gilead Sciences

Since 1987, Gilead Sciences has worked to discover, develop and commercialize medications to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in areas of unmet medical need.

Large

Cambridge

GSK GlaxoSmithKline

We have a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer

Large

Multiple

Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time... inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people

Large

Multiple

Lilly

Lilly UK provides research and development, manufacturing and commercial operations on behalf of Eli Lilly & Company a major US pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Large

Surrey

Merck Sharpe and Dohme 

MSD is a global healthcare leader working to address unmet health needs. We provide innovative medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and consumer and animal health products to help improve health and well-being.

Large

Hertfordshire

Mundipharma

Mundipharma International and our associate network are passionately committed to improving the health and quality of life of people everywhere.

Large

Cambridge

Novartis

Novartis UK is the UK affiliate of Swiss based Novartis AG – one of the largest and most widely respected pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Large

Multiple

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry. We also have a leading position in areas such as haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.

Large

Sussex

Pfizer

Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing healthcare challenges of our world cannot wait. That's why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and wellbeing at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to clinically effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.

Large

Multiple

Proctor & Gamble

Through innovation we fulfill our purpose to improve the consumers’ lives, looking carefully for sustainability opportunities at every touch point along our products’ development path.

Large

Multiple

Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated bio and pharmaceutical services provider offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions. More than 20,000 Quintiles employees in 60 countries helped develop or commercialize all of 2010’s top 50 best-selling products or compounds.

Large

Multiple

Roche

At Roche our aim is to improve the health, quality of life and well-being of people around the world by providing an innovative range of diagnostic solutions and medicines. Roche is a global, research-focused healthcare company with Group Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Large

Hertfordshire & Sussex

Sanofi

As a global diversified healthcare company, Sanofi has a wide range of prevention and treatment solutions to fit the needs of individual patients.  Listening to patients informs all our decisions and actions: we understand the needs of patients, payers and healthcare providers in order to define the value we can add to each of them.

Large

Multiple

Servier

Servier UK (Servier Laboratories Limited and Servier Research and Development Limited) is the British subsidiary of The Servier Research Group, a leading French independent research based organisation specialising in ethical pharmaceuticals.

Large

Buckinghamshire

Teva

Teva UK Limited is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the UK when measured by number of prescriptions. In fact, one in six prescription packs in the UK is a Teva product, which means we supply more packs of medicines to the NHS than anyone else.

Large

Multiple

UCB Celltech

UCB aspires to be the patient-centric global biopharmaceutical leader transforming the lives of people living with severe diseases.

Large

Slough

Vitabiotics Ltd

Vitabiotics has manufactured innovative health care products for over 40 years; a British company committed to human health and research.

Large

London

 

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