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.
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From world-renowned Medical and Diagnostic Technology companies, to major Pharmaceuticals and Industry Support services, West Sussex's Health and Life Sciences Cluster is booming. The country is home to over 90 diverse companies, contributing to the forefront of innovation in the Global Health and Life Sciences sector. A strong cluster has emerged in the county with collaboration between businesses, research and public health, facilitated by WSCC who is investing heavily in the growth of the sector. West Sussex provides a highly attractive offer for global and national businesses wanting to be in the forefront of innovation, in the heart of growth.
West Sussex is a great place to further your career in life sciences. If you are a looking for pharmaceutical jobs in West Sussex, scientific careers in West Sussex or want to discuss cell therapy, gene therapy, ATMP, medical device, technology, biotech or pharmaceutical job opportunities in West Sussex, give our Next Phase team a call. The West 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 West 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 West Sussex area.