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More Women Than Ever Before Are Pursuing Careers in Science!

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A recent study shows that more women than ever are starting careers in science, which is great news for the science industry!

When you look at the scientific landscape for the past 20 years, it's evident that more women than ever are starting scientific research careers globally. At the start of the century in 2000, only 33% of researchers starting their publishing careers were women. In recent years, this figure has risen to 40%.


Are women progressing in their science careers?

As part of the study, researchers decided to track publication records over time to see whether males or females progressed further in their careers. Interestingly, they discovered that men were more likely to continue publishing papers throughout their careers than women, although the difference was not hugely significant. 

It is common knowledge that there are fewer women progressing into senior science roles than men, however, women are only slightly less likely to continue publishing papers than men are. Let's take a look at the figures to get a better understanding... 

Research shows that 54% of women who started publishing scientific papers in 2000 had stopped contributing papers after 15 years, as opposed to 52% of men.


What research careers are women pursuing?

Between 2000 and 2010 there has been a sharp increase in women choosing careers in science, but which scientific careers are women actively pursuing? Here are some fields that have become more popular choices for women:

  • Medicine 
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

Finding your dream science job

Here at HRS. we are dedicated to finding you your dream science job. We have a lot of great vacancies in a wide range of scientific fields, so whether you've always dreamed of a job in a laboratory, or you're ready to try your hand at scientific research, we can help. Over the years, we've helped so many women (and men) start successful careers in science, so why not get in touch and let one of our expert recruiters point you in the right direction? Here are a few job vacancies that you might be interested in!

Research Leader - Computational Chemistry

1. As a Research Leader within the CADD team you will be responsible for overseeing the direction and strategy of various projects whilst providing computational chemistry expertise when required.

2. You will organise the delivery of objectives, management of resources and finances within all stand-alone CADD projects.

3. As a Research Leader you will contribute towards the business development activities by creating proposals and presenting them to potential clients.

4. You will provide broad scientific leadership across different departments whilst keeping up with trends of new technologies that you can implement within the company to develop their drug discovery process.

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Radiopharmacy Technician

1. Supporting with the aseptic preparation of radiopharmaceuticals and maintenance of the aseptic suite in line with GMP.

2. Prepare radiopharmaceuticals, including, using radiation protection techniques and performing blood labelling techniques.

3. The Radiopharmacy technician will support the maintenance of clean rooms, for example stocking consumables and monitoring isolators.

4. Recording logs at all times, following SOP's and communicating effectively.

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These are just a few of the science jobs we have on offer here at HRS. Get in touch with our recruiters to find out more about pursuing your dream role. We can't wait to hear from you!