Analytical Chemist

Analytical Chemist

I think, in my company, if someone is keen to learn, and willing to work their way up, it isn’t essential to have experience or higher level qualifications.

Read more...

Analytical Chemist (Discovery)

Analytical Chemist (Discovery)

I think, in my company, if someone is keen to learn, and willing to work their way up, it isn’t essential to have experience or higher level qualifications.

Read more...

Animal Technologist

Animal Technologist

I am responsible for the health and welfare of laboratory animals and for training junior animal technologists.

Read more...

Apprentice - Higher Laboratory Scientist

Apprentice - Higher Laboratory Scientist

I work as part of a small team of dedicated scientists within drug product design using spectroscopy to gain a better understanding of the interactions that take place within a drug product between the active ingredient (the drug) and the excipients.

Read more...

Biologist (biomarkers)

Biologist (biomarkers)

I am proud of the work I did during my placement year, which I have presented at several internal poster sessions.

Read more...

Biologist (DPMK)

Biologist (DPMK)

Post-graduate qualifications aided my early career progression and also meant that I started at a grade higher than fresh graduates.

Read more...

Biologist (imaging)

Biologist (imaging)

I was attracted to the industry by the breadth of research involved and the crucial interactions between scientists, clinicians and even lawyers.

Read more...

BioPharmaceutical Scientist

BioPharmaceutical Scientist

Being able to find a role that I really enjoy and that I can make a real contribution to, from all the possibilities out there, is extremely satisfying.

Read more...

Biostatistics Manager

Biostatistics Manager

I often have many different activities ongoing at the same time and need to be really organised in order stay on top of them all.

Read more...

Business Engagement Director

Business Engagement Director

I work within a team who develop business strategy, lead and manage business change and measure our business performance against our business strategy.

Read more...

Chemical Biologist

Chemical Biologist

I am surrounded by fantastic scientists - I feed off their enthusiasm.

Read more...

Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer

By working in the pharmaceutical industry you are doing something to make people better and improve their quality of life, and that is very important to me.

Read more...

Chemist (manufacturing)

Chemist (manufacturing)

Each day is too variable to be typical, which is one reason why I like the job.

Read more...

Chemist (process)

Chemist (process)

A research chemist needs to have excellent laboratory skills, an in-depth knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry, and a love for science.

Read more...

Chemistry (discovery)

Chemistry (discovery)

My experience of doing a Nuffield Bursary encouraged me to do an MChem degree.

Read more...

Chemistry Outsourcing Manager and Synthetic Chemist

Chemistry Outsourcing Manager and Synthetic Chemist

A talk at university from a pharmaceutical industry chemist gave me an insight into what the pharmaceutical industry could offer and inspired me to try to get some work experience in a pharmaceutical company

Read more...

Clinical Data Manager

Clinical Data Manager

I’m not just making a living but I’m making a difference, helping to develop new medicines.

Read more...

Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor

Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor

During my career I have had a number of roles in contract research organisations and pharmaceutical companies in India and the UK.

Read more...

Clinical Research Analyst

Clinical Research Analyst

I work in the Clinical Pharmacology Unit, co-ordinating laboratory tests for clinical trials.

Read more...

Clinical Research Associate

Clinical Research Associate

I worked here for this company, in this department, for the industrial placement year of my degree, that’s how I got this job!

Read more...

Clinical Research Manager

Clinical Research Manager

I genuinely hope that everything I do will one day be of huge benefit to patients.

Read more...

Clinical Research Project Manager

Clinical Research Project Manager

It’s often hard to find that first position, but persevere.

Read more...

Clinical Safety Scientist

Clinical Safety Scientist

I am responsible for monitoring and evaluating the safety profile of my company's neuroscience medicines.

Read more...

Clinical Safety Scientist 2

Clinical Safety Scientist 2

The industry is so vast that I soon realised I could take my career in so many directions.

Read more...

Clinical Scientist

Clinical Scientist

I was looking for a job with good career prospects and with plenty of future and present opportunities for learning

Read more...

Clinical trials supplies

Clinical trials supplies

My first experience of the pharmaceutical industry was as a 12-week summer placement at Pfizer in their early formulation department.

Read more...

Commercial Account Manager

Commercial Account Manager

I have been exposed to the challenges of working in a small family owned pharmaceutical company to working as I am now for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Read more...

Commercial Director

Commercial Director

I have had a wide ranging commercial career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Read more...

Compliance Director

Compliance Director

The pharmaceutical industry was a great choice because I get to see and hear how our medicines help people every day, all over the world.

Read more...

Contract Manager

Contract Manager

I decided that I wanted to continue working in science but wanted a job that was more varied, challenging and involved more working with people.

Read more...

Data Sciences Manager

Data Sciences Manager

I’m responsible for delivery of high quality clinical trial data for statistical analysis within the neurosciences therapeutic area.

Read more...

Director Medical Affairs

Director Medical Affairs

I work with medics and scientists to support multiple brands in specific therapy areas.

Read more...

Drug Safety Associate – Video

Drug Safety Associate – Video

I like the fact that my role goes towards making our medicines safer for patients.

Read more...

Drug Safety Officer

Drug Safety Officer

Don’t give up looking for a job in industry because when you get one it’s very rewarding.

Read more...

Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist

I look at disease trends, identifying individuals who are at risk and analyse the impact of interventions such as drug and vaccination programmes.

Read more...

Executive Sales Representative

Executive Sales Representative

For a career in medical sales you have to be able to communicate with your customers and develop rapport.

Read more...

Geneticist

Geneticist

I have had opportunities to mentor and supervise new starters and am currently supervising an industrial trainee student.

Read more...

Graduate Trainee Biologist

Graduate Trainee Biologist

I am on a graduate scheme, an 18 month training programme in different therapeutic areas within discovery biology.

Read more...

Graduate Trainee Chemist

Graduate Trainee Chemist

Choose a degree that will give you the opportunity to undertake a period of industrial experience within a pharmaceutical company.

Read more...

Graduate Trainee In Vivo Scientist

Graduate Trainee In Vivo Scientist

I am on a rotation scheme that my company runs for graduates, which involves moving from one therapeutic area to another over a course of 2 years.

Read more...

Head of Drug Safety and Local Safety Officer

Head of Drug Safety and Local Safety Officer

I have progressed through several roles, starting as a Drug Safety Scientist to my current role. Along the way I have completed a post graduate diploma and many pharmacovigilance development courses.

Read more...

Head of Health Economics

Head of Health Economics

I enjoy working in the highly innovative pharmaceutical industry with the exciting opportunities and challenges it provides.

Read more...

Head of Market Access

Head of Market Access

I was attracted to the industry as I felt it would be a good place to use my scientific background in a more commercial environment.

Read more...

Healthcare Manager

Healthcare Manager

I get to travel a lot – I went to the USA twice last year and the year before, and I have also been to lots of different European cities.

Read more...

Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

I support the business from the people side of things, employee relations, team building, team events, salary review and talent management.

Read more...

Industrial Placement (Medicinal Chemist)

Industrial Placement (Medicinal Chemist)

I am in my fourth year of a five-year Masters degree in Chemistry and Drug Discovery at Strathclyde University. I am 10 months into an industrial placement year in a pharmaceutical company.

Read more...

Industrial Placement (Medicinal Chemistry)

Industrial Placement (Medicinal Chemistry)

I am in my third year of a four year undergraduate chemistry degree at Bristol University.

Read more...

Industrial Placement (Regulatory Policy)

Industrial Placement (Regulatory Policy)

I have much firmer career plans now that I have completed a placement year, and working in a large organisation has opened my eyes to the breadth of roles that are available in the pharmaceutical industry.

Read more...

Industrial Placement Biologist

Industrial Placement Biologist

There are so many job options open to science graduates that it is hard to decide what to do as a career.

Read more...

Industrial Placement Chemist

Industrial Placement Chemist

My year in industry has undoubtedly opened my eyes to things I may pursue, as well as things I will not!

Read more...

Industrial Placement Pharmacologist

Industrial Placement Pharmacologist

I think doing a placement in the pharmaceutical industry was a good opportunity to gain some experience working in a lab.

Read more...

Industrial Placement Pharmacologist - Respiratory

Industrial Placement Pharmacologist - Respiratory

I currently work in the fibrosis discovery performance unit within the biology respiratory department. Fibrosis is scar-like tissue formed in the lungs which causes shortness of breath and other health issues.

Read more...

Industrial placement student – biologist

Industrial placement student – biologist

I have been really lucky to be able to work within different groups while doing my placement project. This gave me an opportunity to see several roles and different tasks performed by various people.

Read more...

Industry Accountant

Industry Accountant

An understanding and appreciation of your specialisation, coupled with a good work ethic will get you in the door. After that it definitely is what you make of it.

Read more...

IT Project Manager

IT Project Manager

I project manage the implementation of new computer systems or upgrades to existing systems that support our clinical trial management processes.

Read more...

Laboratory Technician (biology)

Laboratory Technician (biology)

Once a week I travel up to college with my friends from work to study for my Degree.

Read more...

Laboratory Technician (chemistry)

Laboratory Technician (chemistry)

I joined a pharmaceutical company straight from school. I am now studying part time for a degree.

Read more...

Lean Coach

Lean Coach

With career progression in the industry, you get out what you put in.

Read more...

Learning and Development Business Practice Lead

Learning and Development Business Practice Lead

If you excel in your job, have a clear focus and drive and own your development plan, then the pharmaceutical world is your oyster.

Read more...

Legal Coordinator

Legal Coordinator

I work mainly as part of a team liaising with a lot of different teams and external providers. My intention is to complete my degree and to train as a lawyer.

Read more...

Manufacturing Operative

Manufacturing Operative

If I made a mistake the whole batch of tablets would have to be scrapped, so that’s a million pounds down the drain.

Read more...

Market Access Director

Market Access Director

It is a tough job trying to obtain access for innovative medicines in this country, and you have to want to keep fighting, always with the patient in your mind.

Read more...

Mathematical Modeller

Mathematical Modeller

People with strong mathematical and/or engineering backgrounds would be highly suited to this role.

Read more...

Medical department intern

Medical department intern

I was always keen to help people and had a great interest in science and I think the pharmaceutical industry brings those two things together for me.

Read more...

Medical Director and Managing Director UK & Ireland

Medical Director and Managing Director UK & Ireland

In my role as Country Managing Director all heads of functions and businesses (Prescription Medicines, CHC, Animal Health) report to me.

Read more...

Medical Director Northern Europe

Medical Director Northern Europe

Over 75% of my time is spent with other people in different teams such as the medical team, brand teams and company leadership team.

Read more...

Medical Director UK and Ireland

Medical Director UK and Ireland

Working across multiple medical, regulatory, compliance and drug safety disciplines.

Read more...

Medical Director UK and Republic of Ireland

Medical Director UK and Republic of Ireland

My role involves managing a team of 90 employees working across multiple medical, regulatory, compliance and drug safety disciplines.

Read more...

Medical Information Scientist

Medical Information Scientist

The great thing about medical information is that it gives you transferable skills you can go on to use in lots of other jobs within the industry depending on where your interests lie.

Read more...

Medical Physicist

Medical Physicist

I am proud of the fact that I can make a difference to patients’ lives.

Read more...

Medical Writer

Medical Writer

I was not aware of medical writing as a career until I saw a job advertisement – then I immediately knew it was something I would enjoy.

Read more...

Medical writer (freelance)

Medical writer (freelance)

Good communications skills are a must, and you need to be confident enough to explain your thoughts.

Read more...

Medicinal Chemist

Medicinal Chemist

I have been involved in three projects where compounds have progressed to clinical trials.

Read more...

Medicinal Chemist – Video

Medicinal Chemist – Video

To bring medicines forward… we have to be creative, we have to be innovative.

Read more...

Medicinal Chemistry Director

Medicinal Chemistry Director

There’s a drug that recently came to market, and I was one of three people who had worked on the program when it started.

Read more...

Occupational Health Manager

Occupational Health Manager

There is a great shortage of qualified occupational health nurses so it’s a great career to get in to.

Read more...

Patent Attorney

Patent Attorney

What is important in addition to academic qualifications is a good work ethic, enthusiasm, and confident communications skills.

Read more...

Pharmaceutical Formulation Scientist

Pharmaceutical Formulation Scientist

The project I am working on is about to go into clinical trials – so I am looking forward to learning about the next phase of development.

Read more...

Pharmaceutical Technologist

Pharmaceutical Technologist

I support manufacturing areas by problem solving when pieces of kit go down, and by monitoring the processes involved and raw materials.

Read more...

Pharmacist (formulation)

Pharmacist (formulation)

In my pre-registration placement I got a snapshot of the jobs pharmacists can do in industry and I was attracted to work with world class researchers.

Read more...

Pharmacist (pre-registration)

Pharmacist (pre-registration)

I have been surprised by the number of pharmacists I have come across, they are literally everywhere from discovery to marketing.

Read more...

Pharmacokineticist (DMPK) – Video

Pharmacokineticist (DMPK) – Video

I am involved in drug discovery, the early phase of drug development, where a lot of compounds are screened for their properties.

Read more...

Pharmacologist

Pharmacologist

At school I was very interested in health and disease but I didn’t want to go into medicine and work with patients directly.

Read more...

Pharmacovigilance Scientist

Pharmacovigilance Scientist

The more skills you have the better, you will always be competing against people with similar skills and degrees.

Read more...

Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Policy and Public Affairs Manager

My role includes working on science policy issues relevant to biotech and helping with communications to our members and the public.

Read more...

Product Manager

Product Manager

My role involves managing the day to day activities of an oncology product, as well as leading the strategic direction for the product in the UK.

Read more...

Production Coordinator

Production Coordinator

Attracted by an advertisement for apprentices I decided to join the company’s work-based degree scheme rather than going straight to university.

Read more...

Project Manager / Director

Project Manager / Director

I am proud of the fact that I managed to juggle a career with bringing up a family.

Read more...

Public Relations Executive

Public Relations Executive

In pharmaceutical PR every day is completely different and sometimes can be completely unexpected!

Read more...

Public Relations Officer

Public Relations Officer

I started at the company working in technical support – so using my PhD – then moved through a variety of international sales and marketing roles, changing to communications four years ago.

Read more...

Quality and Compliance Vice President

Quality and Compliance Vice President

There is no such thing as a typical day – the main feature of my work is the variety – on any particular day, I could be almost anywhere in the world.

Read more...

Regulatory Affairs and Qualified Person

Regulatory Affairs and Qualified Person

A degree in pharmacy provides a broad background and is therefore suitable for many different types of jobs within the pharmaceutical industry.

Read more...

Regulatory Affairs Associate

Regulatory Affairs Associate

I did a Masters course at Kings College London, which provided me with a sound foundation in drug discovery, as it was tailored towards a career in the industry.

Read more...

Regulatory Affairs Consultant (Freelance)

Regulatory Affairs Consultant (Freelance)

I had worked as a scientist (doing my PhD) and liked science, but preferred to wear a suit rather than a lab coat.

Read more...

Regulatory Affairs Executive

Regulatory Affairs Executive

My initial role was a massive learning curve as I got to grips with the industry and the technicalities of a role in regulatory affairs.

Read more...

Regulatory Associate

Regulatory Associate

People are very friendly in all departments and because of the interaction with different departments you get to know lots of different people.

Read more...

Research Project Leader

Research Project Leader

The level of responsibility I have has gradually increased with time. I am now accountable for ensuring the success of the project and delivering new lead compounds for clinical testing.

Read more...

Research Scientist – Video

Research Scientist – Video

My job is a bit like [being] a detective, you are constantly looking at problems and ways to work them out.

Read more...

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

I became a rep because I wanted to do something more challenging.

Read more...

Scientific Affairs Manager (Nutrition)

Scientific Affairs Manager (Nutrition)

Due to the diversity of the roles within the industry, if you have a broad interest in science you will be able to find something that suits you.

Read more...

Senior statistician

Senior statistician

I have worked in several companies, each has given me different experiences, allowed me to work in different therapeutic areas and clinical trial phases.

Read more...

Specialist Medical Representative

Specialist Medical Representative

When I hear a success story from a clinician that my product has changed a patient's life for the better I feel proud.

Read more...

Statistician

Statistician

A typical day can include discussing trial designs, writing analysis plans and reviewing analyses.

Read more...

Summer placement student

Summer placement student

My summer placement enabled me to get hands on experience with many specialist techniques.

Read more...

Synthetic Medicinal Chemist – Video

Synthetic Medicinal Chemist – Video

I love it, I absolutely love it; you do lots of practical hands-on stuff so it never gets boring.

Read more...

Toxicologist

Toxicologist

During my degree I became interested in toxicology after doing some modules that included aspects of toxicology.

Read more...

Toxicologist (Contract Research)

Toxicologist (Contract Research)

I have been very lucky to found an area of science that I enjoy, which I feel I’m making a difference for future generations.

Read more...

Toxicology Study Director

Toxicology Study Director

As a graduate you are totally unaware of all the opportunities and possibilities that are available within the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Read more...

Training Director

Training Director

I head up a team of trainers and training coordinators who provide training on running clinical trials. This includes training on technical regulations and laws, computer systems and the behavioural ('soft') skills needed to effectively do the job.

Read more...

Training Instructor

Training Instructor

The pharmaceutical industry offered me everything that I was looking for in a career.

Read more...

UK and Ireland Medical Director

UK and Ireland Medical Director

I work with medics, pharmacists and scientists to ensure the safe promotion of medicines and to run clinical studies.

Read more...

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Surgeon

I feel like I’m making a contribution to improving the health of both people and animals... because most of the drugs used in humans are also used in animals.

Read more...