What Type of Job Can Your Scientific Degree Get You?

Scientific researchRecently graduated? Confused about what kind of science job your scientific degree can get you?

Here are some possible career paths for graduates whom have graduated in the following scientific disciplines:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Food Science



  • Biomedical Scientist: A Biomedical Scientist carries out laboratory tests on human samples to help diagnose illness and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Pharmacologist: A Pharmacologist investigates how drugs and chemicals interact with biological systems.
  • Clinical Research Associate: As a Clinical Research Associate you well set up, monitor and complete clinical trials.
  • Clinical Biochemist: Clinical Biochemists analyse and interpret patients blood assist in the diagnosis of disease.

Biomedical Sciences:

  • Biomedical Scientist: See above.
  • Microbiologist: Microbiologists observe, identify and monitor microbes. They also develop new techniques, products and processes.
  • Research Scientist: Research Scientists plan and conduct experiments to increase the body of research into medicine.
  • Toxicologist: The main role of a Toxicologist is to plan and carry out laboratory and field studies to indentify and monitor the impact of toxic materials and radiation on human and animal health.


  • Analytical Chemist: Analytical Chemists perform structural, quantitative, product and formulation analyses.
  • Clinical Biochemist: See above.
  • Scientist – Process Development: This job involves scaling up processes developed in the laboratory so that they can be used in large scale manufacturing.
  • Scientist – Product Development: This job involves taking ideas developed in the research stage and developing and formulating to the point where new products can be manufactured.
  • Toxicologist: See above.


  • Microbiologist: See above.
  • Clinical Research Associate: See above.
  • Clinical Molecular Geneticist: As a Clinical Molecular Geneticist you will use biochemical and molecular biology techniques to identify generic abnormalities associated with disease.



  • Microbiologist: See above.
  • Toxicologist: See above.
  • Biomedical Scientist: See above.
  • Haematologist: Haematologists specialise in the study and analysis of blood and blood-forming tissues linked to disorders.



  • Research Scientist (Medical and Life Science): See above.
  • Pharmacologist: As a Pharmacologist you will investigate how drugs and chemicals interact with biological systems. The aim of this job is to understand drugs and their actions so thy can be used effectively and safely.
  • Clinical Molecular Geneticist: See above.

Food Science:

  • Food Technologist/Scientist –Product Development: In this job you will work in three main areas:
  • 1. Product Development
  • 2. Quality Assurance
  • 3. Retailing

The main aim of a Food Technologists job is to produce food which is safe and nutritious and has a consistent flavour, texture and colour. You will also develop existing products.

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Biomedical Scientist based in North East, UK

Our client is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Biomedical Scientist with extensive Transfusion and/or Transplantation knowledge to work with them on an ongoing locum basis to cover long term sick leave.

This Biomedical Scientist role will involve performing, analysing, interpreting, documenting and reporting routine and complex investigations in any diagnostic laboratory e.g. Red Cell, Immunohaematology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, reference microbiology, donation testing or research. You will also be involved in leading and mentoring other staff members.

The successful candidate for this Biomedical Scientist role Candidates will be a registered Biomedical Scientist and will also be HPC registered. Candidates must also have experience within Transfusion and or Transplantation laboratory. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EEA.

If you would like more information about this Biomedical Scientist role, please contact Philippa Robertson on 0114 2839956 or email probertson@ckscience.co.uk. Please quote HC19265 in all correspondences.


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