Careers Resources

Careers Resources



Gradcracker - is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on than on any other careers website in the UK.

Gradcracker Toolkit

Comprehensive guide to STEM careers. Explore over 60 different industries and meet some great employers.

TARGETjobs - Science and Research

An overview of career options in Science with job descriptions, case studies and details of the latest work experience and graduate opportunities.

Science Careers

Contains UK and international vacancies, as well as careers advice with job profiles and topical articles.

Nature Jobs

Science career information, tools and job search facility produced by Nature.


Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering & Manufacturing Technologists.

NHS Scotland recruitment

Latest vacancies in NHS Scotland.

Specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions. Thousands of jobs, free Jobs by Email service, specialist careers advice, blogs and much more.

Academic Jobs EU

Academic Jobs EU is an independent company with the objective of facilitating recruitment and providing career related services to European academic institutions. provides database of academic and research jobs in Europe, including PhD studentships.


Lantra - Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector. Website has careers sections for a range of industries, including routes into various careers in them.

Scottish Enterprise

Scotland's main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency. Website includes sector specific information for Scotland with links to company details. Covers tourism, energy, textiles, life sciences and aerospace, defence and marine.

Entrust Resource Solutions (Recruitment for Scientists)

Recruitment agency specialising in finding job opportunities for scientists at all levels.


Recruitment company for broad-based science, engineering and clinical jobs, covering all levels of appointment.

New Scientist Jobs

Database for science jobs produced by New Scientist.

Cogent: Skills for Science Based Industries

Detailed labour market information for Science-based industries.


Professional networking site for the Science community. Registration free. There is also details of current vacancies.

Science Recruitment Agencies and Job Websites (University of Kent)

A comprehensive listing of recruitment agencies and job websites for careers in Science.


If you are interested in careers in science, financial services, engineering, software and games, this website allows you to research employers and apply for latest vacancies.

Health Careers

Website with detailed information on more than 350 roles in health, a number of real-life stories and videos, as well as a comprehensive course finder which lists more than 1000 courses leading to eligibility for professional registration.

Enterprise for Life Scientists

This book explains the key skills required for the commercial exploitation of Bioscience. There is practical advice on a number of important enterprise topics, including writing business plans.

  • Published: 2008

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.


EuroScienceJobs is a recruitment medium for international science experts and international organisations doing scientific research in Europe.

Life Sciences Scotland Directory

The Life Sciences Scotland Source Book is the essential reference guide to Scottish life sciences companies and academic institutes. The database contains details of organisations involved in research, products & technology development, and services & support.

STEM Women

This website allows female students and graduates to search for jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine, advertised by organisations who are committed to receiving an equal number of male and female applications.

How to succeed as a Scientist

This practical guide explains how you can develop the skills required to build a successful career in academia and beyond.

  • Author: Barbara J, Gabrys and Jane A. Langdale
  • Published: 2012

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Building a successful career in Scientific Research

This guide for PhD students and Postdocs offers advice on a range of topics, including time management, report writing, presentation skills, writing papers, supervising students, teaching and writing grant proposals.

  • Author: Phil Dee
  • Published: 2006

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Royal Society of Biology jobs listing

Search for the latest Biology-related opportunities.

Successful Careers Beyond the Lab

In this book professionals from a range of backgrounds contribute articles on their career paths, highlighting the broad range of opportunities available for Science graduates beyond laboratory-based roles.

  • Author: David J. Bennett and Richard C. Jennings
  • Published: 2017

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Scottish Life Sciences Association

This website provides useful background information on the Life Sciences sector in Scotland. There are also a small number of vacancies advertised, mainly for PhD students with experience.

Research Councils in the UK

Links to the websites of the UK Research Councils and websites listing current opportunities within them.

Find a PostDoc

Website dedicated to postdoctoral job opportunities.

Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational charity, registered in Scotland. Fellowships, research & enterprise awards.

Association for Qualitative Research

Excellent reference section, business directory, useful contacts, training and jobs.

Vitae - careers website for Researchers

Vitae is a national organisation for the personal, professional & career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. The Careers section of their website contains some excellent career planning resources, such as information on graduate destinations of research students, advice on how to analyse your skills and help with job applications (including sample academic CVs).

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth and supports top young scientists, engineers and technologists, influences science policy, debates scientific issues with the public and much more. Information on research funding.

Women in Science - forging new pathways in green science

This guide highlights the work of women who have made great contributions to tackling global problems, such as climate change and disease.

  • Author: AAAS/ Science Business Office
  • Published: 2010
  • Download PDF 5.5 MB

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