Cambridge is a picturesque university city on the River Cam in Cambridgeshire approximately 50 miles north east of London and within commutable reach of Bedford, Newmarket and Peterborough. Transport links are excellent as the city is close to the M11 and A14. Cambridge station is less than an hour from London King's Cross. The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, comprises 31 colleges and regularly ranks as one of the top five universities in the world. The university is closely linked with the development of the high-tech business cluster known as "Silicon Fen" which is home to numerous software and Bioscience start-ups and to Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest Biomedical research clusters in the world. With its stunning architecture, galleries and museums and lovely riverside setting, the city is a very popular tourist destination.
Famous people born in Cambridge: Richard Attenborough, actor and director, Douglas Adams, writer (author of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
Cambridge is a major site for biotechnology, rare disease, ATMP, cell therapy, gene therapy and pharmaceutical development. It houses a number of university spin-out businesses, start-up biotechs and other organisations attracting seed investment. If you are looking for career opportunities in life sciences within the Cambridge area, call the Next Phase Recruitment team on 01403 216216.