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Are you a research and development professional? Great!

Our specialist experts have the ideal next step for you, from jobs in life-science business development and product development to life-science research assistant positions and those in analytical research. We have unbeaten experience in placing people just like you in roles that are crying out for your skillset, so why not view our current vacancies today? 
 

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Are you a research and development professional? Great!

Our specialist experts have the ideal next step for you, from jobs in life-science business development and product development to life-science research assistant positions and those in analytical research. We have unbeaten experience in placing people just like you in roles that are crying out for your skillset, so why not view our current vacancies today?

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Your pharma research & development job questions, answered

What does life science research and development roles involve?

It gives you the opportunity to push forward scientific knowledge by applying your technical skills and subject knowledge to a specific problem. You’ll be designing experiments and drawing conclusions for scientific research. This research is then used to improve or create new products, processes and services for a chosen area of science. 

How do I get a job in life science research?

Life science research jobs generally require a research degree. A PhD is expected for academic scientific research and can be beneficial to progress into management roles. However, having another relevant undergraduate degree along with good lab/technical skills will also help you get a job.

What skills are life science research employers looking for?

The main skills needed for life science research jobs include communication, maths knowledge, lab and technical skills, and a methodical approach to analyse and process data. Employers also value soft skills like the ability to adopt change, problem-solving, and flexibility and adaptability skills. If you need to refresh any of these skills, visit Hays My Learning.

How should I present my CV for a life sciences research job I want to apply for?

As good research and technical skills are a must to work in this sector, make sure you list specific lab and technical skills clearly on your CV. Also remember to highlight any practical research experience, experimental design, and data handling courses you’ve attained. For more tips on CV writing, see our guide here.

What life science research jobs are available?

We have a range of vacancies on our books from life science business development jobs to life science research assistant jobs. Whatever role you’re looking for, look at the current opportunities on our job boards here.

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