Scientific Research and Development

Biotechnologist

Resources on Biotechnology, including detailed information on being a Biotechnologist.

Colour Technologist

Resources on Colour Technology, including detailed information on being a Colour Technologist.

Food Technologist

Resources on Food Technology, including detailed information on being a Food Technologist.

Meteorologist

Resources on Meteorology, including detailed information on being a Meteorologist.

Microbiologist

Resources on Microbiology, including detailed information on being a Microbiologist.

Nanotechnologist

Resources on Nanotechnology, including detailed information on being a Nanotechnologist.

Oceanographer

Resources on Oceanography, including detailed information on being a Oceanographer.

Pharmacologist/ Medicinal Chemist

Resources on Pharmacology, including detailed information on being a Pharmacologist and Medicinal Chemist.

Physiological Scientist

Resources on Physiological Science, including detailed information on being a Physiological Scientist.

Research Scientist (Life Sciences)

Resources on research in the Life Sciences, including detailed information on being a research scientist in Life Sciences.

Research Scientist (Maths)

Resources on research in Maths, including detailed information on being a research scientist in Maths.

Research Scientist (Medical)

Resources on research in Medical Sciences, including detailed information on being a research scientist in Medical Sciences.

Research Scientist (Physical Sciences)

Resources on Research in Physical Sciences, including detailed information on being a research scientist in Physical Sciences.

Scientist, product/process development

Resources on Product/process development, including detailed information on being a Product/process development scientist.

Zoologist

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for researching a career as a Zoologist.

BioIndustry Association

The trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector. List of BIA member companies with careers sections to websites.

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.

Find a PostDoc

Website dedicated to postdoctoral job opportunities.

Leverhulme Trust

Makes awards for the support of research and education, emphasising individuals and encompassing all subject areas. Grants & awards, including Early Career Fellowships.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. It is the UK's largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research. Information on funding.

Vitae

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).

Research Councils UK

Information on the following Research Councils UK (RCUK) - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Royal Society of Edinburgh

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

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
Green Jobs

Search for the latest environmental and renewable energy opportunities in a range of sectors, including agriculture, conservation, forestry, engineering and sustainability.

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.