By UCL Careers, on 26 February 2019
We’re hosting a week of events to help you navigate the Life and Health Sciences Sector, and find out where you might fit within it.
What is the Life and Health Sciences Sector?
Well, it encompasses anything that aligns with Life and Health Sciences. That means it’s very wide-reaching – from drug development, patenting, marketing, and selling new therapies, to using interventions directly with patients, or communicating the latest developments in health science to policymakers and the public. That’s why we have four exciting panels lined up for you, where you can hear from people working in a variety of roles within the NHS, private companies, charities, and universities.
Our four evening forums are listed below:
Biology and Business – using scientific knowledge in a business context | 6-8pm Monday 4th March
Working for public and patient health outcomes | 6-8pm Tuesday 5th March
Careers in data science and lab research | 6-8pm Wednesday 6th March
Careers in science communication and science policy | 6-8pm Thursday 7th March
What will I learn from guest speakers?
Come along and listen to panellists describe their day-to-day work, their career journeys, and their top tips for anyone looking to enter the sector. Each panel event will also include a chance for you to ask questions at the end, both of the wider panel, and one-on-one with speakers. If you’re not sure how best to interact with alumni and guest speakers, we have a blog and a preparatory session to help you:
Making the most of Life and Health Sciences week – How to talk to industry professionals | 1-2pm Mon 4th March
How will I know if I’ll like a particular job?
Hearing first-hand accounts from people working in different roles can give you a clue as to whether you’ll like a job. But there’s no substitute for giving it a try yourself. And gaining experience helps you develop new skills, and tells future employers you’re clearly motivated.
That’s why we’ve organised opportunities for you to get a taster of two popular careers – Life Science Consulting and Medical Writing:
A Career in Medical Writing – Experiential workshop by the European Medical Writing Association | 2-4pm Tuesday 5th March
Strategy Consulting in Healthcare and the Life Sciences – Experiential workshop by IQVIA | 2-5pm Wednesday 13th March
And if you’re ready to test something out on a longer term basis, why not search for Life and Health Sciences-related roles on our vacancies system? Below are just a few open for applications right now:
Medical Research Assistant – Owlstone Medical | Deadline – 16th March
Biotechnology or Biochemistry Associate Editor – CASTUS (India) | Deadline – 3rd March
Regulatory Sciences Associate – Southwood Research | Deadline 31st March
European Patent Examiners – European Patent Office (Germany/Netherlands) | Deadline 10th March
Medical Affairs Associate (one-year placement) – Bristol-Myers Squibb | Deadline 15th March