Welcome to Next Phase Recruitment! We are very experienced in helping people to progress their careers in Research. Firstly, here is a general guide to a career path in this sector. Please also scroll further down the page to see and apply for our current jobs that match your search criteria. We also invite you to go to the main page of our website for a broader job search and call us on 01403 216216 for a confidential discussion about your career options.
Research Scientists are often multi-disciplinary, with experience of using a range of scientific reearch techniques covering Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics, depending on the environment. Often one of the most innovative sectors for Research Scientists is Synthetic Biology, which has a wide range of applications as well as the potential to impact on society significantly. Examples of the applications are bio production, use of waste feedstocks for the manufacture of high value products, manipulation of virus or mammalian cells to be used within Viral Vector manufacture, and Cell & Gene Therapies. Due to the relative youth of this sector this is an area where the most creative and forward thinking research scientists will be able to bring their ideas to the market, right at the cutting edge of new discoveries and innovations. New technologies such as CRISPR will transform the industry and are now becoming more commonplace, with so many applications yet to be explored and true impact to be measured.
Research Scientists tend to have quite standard job titles – Junior Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Lead Scientist, Principal Scientist and so on.
Skills and Experience required to become a Research Scientist
- PhD or equivalent in a relevant field
- Post doctoral experience in a commercial environment
- Automation, statistics, design of experiments and/or programming
- Multidisciplinary industrial environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to use your own initiative to work autonomously
- Knowledge of GMLP / GLP or ISO Standards
- Innovative, creative scientist who enjoys problem solving
Research Scientists can receive a wide range of salaries depending on their seniority and areas of expertise. A graduate-level Research Scientist would expect to earn something around £23k - £25k initially and to then progress up through each next phase of their career as a Research Scientist, especially in specialist areas such as Viral Vector science, Fermentation and Genetic Manipulation.
East Sussex is a county in south East England to the south of London and bordered by the English Channel to the south. Major towns in East Sussex include Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Eastbourne, Rye and Hastings. Transport links in East Sussex are not particularly good as there are no motorways, but this doesn’t stop thousands of people visiting the beautiful coastline, rolling countryside and cosmopolitan Brighton, which means that the tourism industry is a major employer in this area. Other industries that are prominent in East Sussex include Pharmaceuticals, low carbon technologies, publishing, web & app design and Medical Communications. The otherwise quiet town of Lewes hosts the largest bonfire Night celebrations in the UK during which burning crosses and effigies are paraded through the town by 7 separate bonfire societies, watched by crowds of up to 80,000.
East Sussex has a School of Life Science which is a diverse, collaborative community with expertise in areas as varied as cancer biology, drug discovery, neurosciene and biodiversity. The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.
East Sussex has a small but growing life sciences and healthcare cluster of companies specialising in the research, development and manufacture of medical devices, biotechnology, poharmaceutical products and preparations and natural science and engineering research.
Daval International Ltd in Eastbourne focuses on the development and delivery of new treatments for neuro-degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Companies also supply specialist services and instruments for life science labs and biotechnology industries. These include temperature monitoring systems (QCBug) and bespoke software solutions (Biomedical Computing Ltd).
Famous people born in East Sussex: Jo Brand, comedienne and Katie Price, “celebrity”
East Sussex is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in East Sussex, scientific careers in East Sussex or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities in East Sussex, give our Next Phase team a call. The East Sussex area is continuing to expand as a centre for jobs in science, process development, technology, software development, project management, informatics, quality, reg affairs and supply chain.
At Next Phase we help people find new jobs in life sciences across the UK, Europe and USA. This page lists some of the job opportunities in East Sussex, and if you give us a call we can also talk to you about other scientific jobs, pharmaceutical career opportunities and the latest updates in cell and gene therapy and ATMP development in the East Sussex area.