Science Careers

When somebody says they have a career 'in science', it can mean anything from robotics to pharmaceuticals. The term 'science' covers so many different fields, and it may seem difficult to navigate all the available career options.

At Hyper Recruitment Solutions, it's our job to pair talented candidates like you with rewarding science careers. Although the science industry is a competitive market, our list of science jobs is constantly being updated with new opportunities, so make sure you check it regularly!

If you're still wondering which career path is the right one for you, please scroll down and take a look at our list of careers in science. It would be virtually impossible to list every science career here, but here are some of the main industries you may want to consider. Click on a sector to learn more about it.

 

All of the above industries are evolving every day and rely on the efforts of many passionate and talented scientists. Science careers are in high demand because they are challenging, rewarding, and usually very lucrative; if you want to give yourself a competitive edge in the job race, our services for job seekers will provide you with a much better chance of success!

HRS Science Careers Quiz

If you're still not sure what sort of science job you're best suited for, you can always take our quiz! This quick, fun personality test is designed to tell you what type of scientist you are , and it may be just the thing to help you make up your mind. Click the link below to give it a try!

What Type of Scientist Am I?

For more serious advice regarding careers in science, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts. We are happy to help you with any stage of your job hunt, so contact us today.

Science Job Opportunities

Hyper Recruitment Solutions are specialists in the field of science jobs and science recruitment services, so if you're looking for a job in the science industry, you're in safe hands with us!

The scientific sector is full of rewarding career paths, but it can be a difficult field to break into if you've no prior work experience. However, our services for job seekers will significantly boost your chances of getting a job in your chosen field - we offer a range of science job opportunities, and we're confident that we can help you find the science job opportunity that's right for you.

Here are some of the science job opportunities that are currently available for you to apply for:

Biotechnology

Biotechnology jobs can be extremely lucrative and rewarding, which is probably why they're always in such high demand. This is a constantly evolving field that helps to create solutions in countless industries such as genetics, engineering and more. It involves biological processes and materials for industrial purposes, combining elements of both biology and technology.

To view our latest biotechnology vacancies, please click here.

Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical jobs are very appealing as they are often geared towards the ultimate goal of changing people's lives for the better. The industry works to improve well-being of others by researching, developing, making and marketing different types of medicine. This sector covers a varied selection of rewarding jobs, suiting a wide range of interests.

The pharmaceutical industry is continuously growing, and the number of job opportunities is expected to continue to rise. If you decide to work in pharmaceuticals, you won't ever have to worry about the industry becoming redundant.

Every job in this industry requires a high level of motivation, and is very demanding. However; this hard work is always rewarded, and your wage will certainly put a smile on your face.

To view our current vacancies in the pharmaceutical industry, please click here.

These are just two of the scientific sectors we serve - click here to browse our full list of science/technology jobs!

If you have any questions about any of the job opportunities we have listed on our site, or about our recruitment service as a whole, please do not be afraid to contact us today - we will be more than happy to assist you.

STEM workers

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These disciplines are often referred to collectively, especially in government policies, education / employment statistics, and news articles - you've probably seen a lot of headlines like these:

STEM jobs were hardest to fill in 2016

Women still under-represented in STEM industries, report finds

New STEM education programme rolled out in selected schools

As you'll know if you've ever read any of the stories attached to those headlines, STEM as a whole has a lot of problems at the moment. Many organisations have great difficulty finding qualified workers to fill demanding science jobs, and in addition to the much-publicised lack of diversity in STEM fields, there simply aren't enough young people participating and pursuing a future in STEM, which means that the problems faced by these industries will likely get worse as time goes on.

But is that an issue for everyone else? Just how important is STEM to the world at large?

Why STEM should be important to everyone

The answer, of course, is that STEM is very, very important for the whole planet, and crucial to the continued prosperity of the human race. It hopefully goes without saying that modern society as we know it relies heavily on STEM industries and the talented workers within those industries. Here are just three examples:

  • Computers - The modern world relies on computers to an extent that would have been virtually unimaginable just a few decades ago. We use computers to talk to friends, do the shopping, listen to music, and learn about everything from the history of the world to the correct method for laying a floor. Computers tell us where to go and what's happening there. You probably use computers in any number of different ways over the course of an average day, and it's all because of skilled people in STEM roles who worked hard to make this possible.

  • Medicine - While it's unlikely that mankind will ever eradicate all diseases, it cannot be understated how much safer we all are today thanks to modern medicine. In the last century alone, talented STEM workers saved countless lives by curing smallpox and developing vaccines for polio, measles, diphtheria, and countless other illnesses. One expert has predicted that we will see a "sudden surge" in effective cancer treatments within the next five to ten years. At this very moment, countless people are living and breathing and going about their lives because of the medical advances made by STEM workers.

  • Transport - It's easy to take modern transportation systems for granted. Cars allow you to travel miles in minutes; railways keep entire countries connected; aeroplanes take thousands of people from one side of the world to the other every day. Once again, all of this is thanks to STEM visionaries who never stop working to bring the world closer together and create more and more efficient ways to get from A to B.

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Project management

The science and technology industry is made up of a huge number of workers in a huge number of different roles. The skillset required to work in one scientific sector (biotechnology, for instance) may bear no resemblance whatsoever to the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in another sector (like medical affairs). Science is a massively diverse field that relies on all kinds of different people and their unique abilities.

That being said, there are some roles that can be found across almost all scientific sectors, one obvious example being the role of the project manager.


Project Manager - Role & Responsibilites

A project manager is responsible for planning projects and ensuring that each one is executed to a high standard on time and on budget. Project managers can be found in a wide array of different industries, including IT, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, construction, transport, and countless others.

The precise nature of a project manager's duties will depend on what sector they're in, but common responsibilities include:

  • Communicating with clients, acting as their primary point of contact for the duration of the project
  • Delegating tasks to the appropriate member(s) of staff
  • Overseeing project progress and ensuring high-quality outcomes
  • Making plans and ensuring that everyone follows them
  • Procuring whatever resources are necessary to the project's success

Generally speaking, it is not the project manager's job to actually carry out the work involved in any given project - rather, they will divide up the work between different parts of their workforce and ensure that the project progresses as planned from start to finish. However, a project manager will usually be expected to have a strong understanding of the work they are overseeing.

Click here to browse the latest project manager jobs from Hyper Recruitment Solutions.


Why Are Project Managers Important?

The project manager's role is a critical one because they keep everything running smoothly throughout each project. While talented workers are of course crucial to the success of any organisation, a talented project manager can be just as valuable because they will ensure that all workers are operating in harmony while sticking to the overarching plan. Without a capable project manager at the helm, projects can lapse into chaos and end up missing their deadlines and exceeding their budgets.


Project Manager - Job Requirements

While different fields require different things of their project managers, every good project manager should:

  • Have good communication skills
  • Work well under pressure
  • Know how to co-ordinate and motivate members of a team
  • Be able to work to a strict schedule
  • Have strong organisational skills

Looking for a job in project management? Browse project manager vacancies >

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FMCG stands for fast-moving consumer goods. An FMCG company is any company that produces these goods. Well-known FMCG companies include Unilever, Nestlé and The Coca-Cola Company.

Examples of fast-moving consumer goods

The definition of FMCG is very broad - any items that are sold at relatively low prices and consumed relatively quickly may be considered examples of 'fast-moving consumer goods'. Most of the products in your local supermarket probably qualify.

Common FMCGs include:
  • Fruit and veg
  • Meat
  • Soft drinks
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and other baked goods
  • Toiletries (e.g. toothpaste, deodorant)
  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Confectionery
  • Batteries
  • Some forms of medication
FMCGs are sold in high volumes at low prices and used up rapidly (as opposed to durable goods - such as cars, appliances and furnishings - which are purchased less frequently and expected to last much longer).



Challenges for FMCG companies

There's a lot of money to be made in the FMCG industry, but these goods tend to have a small profit margin and - in many cases - a short shelf life. This means that, in order to thrive, FMCG companies must strive to sell as many units as they can as quickly and as consistently as they can. This requires shrewd marketing (to get people to make an initial purchase) and high product quality (to keep people coming back for more purchases going forward).

Other challenges for FMCG companies include:
  • Extending shelf life of perishable goods
  • Reducing impact on the environment (e.g. from discarded packaging)
  • Keeping costs low enough to compete on price

Roles within the FMCG industry

The FMCG industry is very large and extremely varied, with all sorts of roles available for all sorts of different skill sets. Talented workers from STEM fields are highly sought-after in this sector, as these are the people who can help FMCG companies to:
  • Improve product quality / effectiveness
  • Drive down costs via technological advancements
  • Boost shelf life by delaying product expiration
  • Create more environmentally-friendly products and packaging solutions
The ingenuity, expertise and creativity of skilled scientists have long been crucial to the success of the world's largest FMCG companies, and there's no shortage of roles for gifted science/technology workers in this particular sector.


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