Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Health Science


Here is some advice for applying to work in this sector. If you are applying for research roles, be prepared to talk about your laboratory experience in detail, and think about its relevance to the organisation you are applying for.

Interviews and Selection Tests

Current Awareness

Having an understanding and interest in science and technology can help in this field.

Here are a few resources you can use to keep up to date

Useful Skills

The NHS lists the following as useful skills for healthcare scientists

  • Interest in science and technology
  • Good communication skills
  • Comfortable using complex equipment
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork skills

Top Resource