Norwich Research Park to Create 5,000 Jobs

Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened the Norwich Research Park, set to create 5,000 jobs, reports

Mr Cable praised the park, calling it “world beating” and “ambitious” as he opened the facility equipped with office space and laboratories. The area the park has been built in is one with a high concentration of food and environmental science businesses, and the project is expected to create around 5,000 jobs over the next fifteen years.

Mr Cable reaffirmed the government’s commitment to the science industry by agreeing to a £26 million investment into the Norwich Research Park, as business plans have been submitted to the government. The park is expected to create the jobs by expanding thanks to the investment.

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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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