While we know well ourselves here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions how exciting, fascinating and rewarding science jobs at all levels are, we are equally aware that the science and technology sectors have long been burdened by a dull reputation that simply doesn't reflect their everyday reality.

If you are considering why you should choose a career in a science or technology field such as pharmacology, bioinformatics or immunology, here are a few reasons that may help you to make your decision.

A chance to change the world

Holders of science jobs have been at the forefront of some of the most significant developments underpinning how we live, how we eat, how we sleep and even how we die.

Whether you find a role in biotechnology, medical, telecommunications, engineering, food technology or all manner of other science or technology fields, you can be sure of helping to shape our world.

It's not just for academics

The stereotypical image associated with STEM fields has often been one of staid academia. But in a world in which science and technology are now widely understood to be instrumental to everything from smartphones and tablets to medicine and in-car satellite navigation, even the once-stuffiest areas are now being thrust into the mainstream.

That trend is being further encouraged by the rise of such science and technology-related TV programmes as The Gadget Show and The Big Bang Theory.

Creativity is vital

Have you long thought that science recruitment agencies are only interested in brainboxes? Think again. Imperative to all of the big science and technology breakthroughs, past and present, has been imagination and creativity.

If new innovations are to keep being achieved, new entrants into science and technology will be required who are able to dream up original ideas and theories, whether they are working on a new food or drink, discovering a potentially life-changing drug or devising exciting engineering solutions.

You'll never be bored

Returning to our observation at the top of this piece, technology and science jobs are rarely the dry, uninteresting roles that they have often been portrayed as being.

How could that be the case, when you could be developing a new chocolate bar, researching ways of making cars more eco-friendly or gazing at the stars? If you want to be at the forefront of the latest developments that are coming to define the 21st century, science is the field to be in.

Whether you are seeking openings in research and development, packaging and sustainability, procurement or any of a wide range of other science and technology functions and fields, allow Hyper Recruitment Solutions to be your science recruitment agency partner.  

 

how to choose a science career

 

Whether you are still considering your university options, have completed a PhD or have a long track record in a particular science field behind you, choosing from the vast range of possible science jobs can be an intimidating and overwhelming process.

With popular sectors ranging from immunology and pharmacology to molecular biology and clinical, and with functions within those sectors encompassing clinical research, quality assurance, research and development (R&D) and many more, it would be too difficult for us to give even a brief overview of your possible science career options here.

What we can do, however, is give you some pointers on choosing the science post that would best suit your own background, interests and motivations.

 

What science career is right for me?

One of the simplest ways of discovering what science career is right for you is to accurately identify your own skills, values and interests.

Various assessments exist that should help you to clarify your own personal characteristics and how these may lend themselves to various science jobs. These include the National Careers Service's Action Plan tool, as well as the Career Planner accessible through the graduate careers site, Prospects.

More informal ways of determining the best science career for you include simply asking yourself what areas of science are of most interest to you and which you are best at, as well as what lifestyle you want and what you actually desire from your long-term career.

 

How to choose a science career

Once you have a reasonable idea of the above, you will be able to begin your job hunt or consider the most appropriate academic course.

When you are thinking about your science job options, you will need to take into account such factors as entry requirements, employment outlook, the job description, salary/conditions and the scope for development.

Is the role that interests you a good match to what you learned about yourself through tools and techniques like the above? Moreover, is the job reasonably attainable right now? If not, what do you need to do to have a realistic chance of entering this particular science career?

 

Imagining yourself on the job

Even having the right skills and experience, however, matters little if you would not actually enjoy the role on a day-to-day basis.

To ascertain this, ask yourself whether the employer would be a good match to your own values, as well as whether the job itself would be rewarding both now and into the future, based on your past experiences and motivations. Is this a job that you would even do for free?

Deciding on the right science role entails much serious thought about what matters to you in a job, as well as your likelihood of obtaining work in the field that interests you and the potential for career growth.

 

To view the list of science jobs we are currently recruiting for, head over to our Job Search section to browse the available vacancies. Alternatively, get in touch using the button below.

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Science Jobs

As a leading and highly compliant recruitment company, here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we take pride in matching those seeking science jobs with the most rewarding roles, particularly the science careers in demand.

While science is naturally a field in which the range of roles is extremely varied - even jobs with the same or similar titles potentially carrying very different responsibilities and calling upon rather distinct skills - so, to help you out, we provide the main answers to 'what science jobs are in demand?'


Qualified Person (QP)

European regulations dictate that there be a Qualified Person (QP) to decide on batch releases of medicinal products. This is one of the main science jobs that are in demand, as each given batch cannot be certified for release until it has first been thoroughly verified that it was manufactured in accordance with relevant GMP (good manufacturing practice) regulations, which necessitates a wide range of responsibilities for the QP.


Regulatory affairs officer

Also known as a regulatory affairs specialist or manager, a person in this post bridges the gap between companies and regulatory authorities, ensuring the manufacture and distribution of products in line with relevant legislation. Duties typically range from the study of scientific and legal documents to the planning and undertaking of regulatory inspections and product trials.


Clinical research manager

Clinical research managers are given overall responsibility within pharmaceutical or medical fields for preparing protocols and case report forms, the approval of ethics committees and the management of clinical trials. They may also be expected to provide clinical trial materials and ensure that trials are smoothly monitored, through the identification and management of qualified staff and the establishment of suitable audit procedures.


Validation engineer

Validation engineers play a key role in the development and manufacturing process for products ranging from pharmaceuticals to cars, through their measurement, analysis and calibration of the equipment and processes necessary to ensure only the highest quality products.

This job role is a vastly in-demand science job as validation engineers are also required in such sectors as aerospace, biotechnology and computer software. Their duties include testing, the overseeing of other validation technicians' work and the establishment of validation standards.


Packaging Technologist

Another large science job in demand is a Packaging Technologist. This is ideal for those with plenty of design flair and a passion for technology, packaging technologists are involved in the design and development of product packaging. Working with manufacturers and other professionals, packaging technologists operate under time and budgetary constraints to deliver a finished packaging design.

Such goods as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and drink, toiletries and household cleaning products all need to be packaged, and a packaging technologist's duties typically include the production of sample packaging, the running of production trials and tests and the creation of artwork in conjunction with packaging designers.

Although the best jobs in these fields can be scarce and the level of competition extremely fierce, Hyper Recruitment Solutions can put job seekers in touch with the most advantageous opportunities for their burgeoning science careers, in keeping with its status as one of the principal science recruitment agencies. We aim to help you have an opportunity to get the most in-demand science jobs. 

Are you on the hunt for a new science job? Take a look at the wide range of science jobs we have available on our Science Job Search page by clicking below!

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Can you imagine a world without science? Every time you turn a light on, start a car or even open a refrigerator – it’s there.

Now imagine a world without cars, TVs, transport or major medical advances. We are so heavily reliant on being scientifically advanced, we wouldn't be able to survive without it.

Science is all around us, it's everywhere, we simply can’t live without it. Let's not forget, if we want to improve the quality of our lives we need to ensure we continue to make advancements.

 
 

How Hyper Recruitment Solutions was founded

2006 was the year I graduated as a Biochemist from Cardiff University. This fuelled my passion for a career in the Life Science Sector.

After I left university, I spent several years working in science recruitment, passionately supporting scientists with their careers. My long-term ambition was to help the industry really make a difference and to do so I wanted to focus my efforts on supporting careers in science by offering as many professional science jobs as possible.

With financial investment from Lord Sugar in 2012, I was able to fulfil my dream and set up my own specialist consultancy, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS).To create a truly specialist scientific recruitment agency, I made the decision to employ scientists and train them in recruitment.

Everyone who works at HRS is passionate about science. This is our driving force. We thrive on working alongside companies who are focused on making the world a better place for all.

 
 
 "Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. 
We aim to provide a service to areas of actual need which have an impact on us all."
 
 

Our consultants are scientists!

We want to succeed based on reputation, relationships and a passion for science and this is how the science community works. 

By ensuring our consultants come from the field and are interested in it, we create both a service of excellence and one which ensures we can build real relationships.

We can be honest and professional about how careers can develop. All of which fall in line with our key company values.

 
 

Where are we now?

We support science jobs at all levels and from any discipline. This could be from working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way.

Since the company’s inception, we have proudly supported 1000s of science jobs and technology jobs. HRS has gone from a company with no science jobs, infrastructure, customers or reputation, to a successful business with clients across ten countries and a candidate base throughout the world.

 

So, if you're looking for a science job, get in touch today using the button below. Our knowledgeable consultants would be more than happy to help you with your career in science!

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I am pleased to confirm I will be speaking at BioWales 2014 in March. The conference will focus on growth and delivery within the Life Sciences sector and on the opportunities and support available to new investors and established companies in Wales.  

I graduated as a Biochemist at Cardiff University in 2006, this subsequently fuelled my passion for a career in the Life Science sector. Since then I spent over 7 years working in the recruitment sector on behalf of the science community. I thoroughly enjoyed working in the recruitment industry talking to clients and candidates from the science field suporting science jobs / science careers, so I felt I had the relevant qualifications and experience to set up my own recruitment agency to really help enhance and drive support careers in the science industry.

Science is a subject I am very passionate about which I live and breath every day. My ambition is to develop the landscape of science recruitment and make a positive impact to the Science & Life Sciences industries. Hyper Recruitment Solutions remain dedicated and committed to supporting essential scientific research to assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. As a specialist recruitment consultancy, forming valuable relationships with like minded companies and organisations provide HRS with an excellent business network. This enables us to provide science jobs and life science jobs to industry experts who are passionate about working in this field. We support science jobs at all levels and from any discipline.

A fantastic line up of speakers will be discussing advances in Regenerative Medicine and Diagnostics which provides so many promising options for the future treatment of some major diseases, such as cancer, nervous system diseases, damaged organs and degenerative diseases. Speaking at the BioWales conference will be a great opportunity for me to celebrate life sciences in the same town I began my career in all those years ago.  To be amongst like minded commercially orientated scientific professionals will be a great celebration for life sciences in South Wales.

The BioWales Conference will take place 6th - 7th March at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff