UCL Careers


Careers in the Life Science Industry Week

Explore a week of career forums, networking opportunities and experiential hands-on sessions designed to help you learn more about the diverse array of opportunities in the Life Science Industry.

8-12 March 2021

If you haven't attended events organised by UCL Careers before, we strongly recommend you read through our Themed Weeks page for information on what to expect, how to prepare and how to book.

Watch event recordings on our Themed Week archive. These include complete panel discussions and in-depth interviews with experts.

Events can be extremely popular, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Recruitment Agency Overview of the Life Sciences Industry

Monday 8 March, 11am-12pm

During the session you’ll hear from an expert recruiter from CK Group who will provide you with an overview of the life sciences sector and tell you about the processes involved in using a recruitment agency to assist when applying for both temporary and permanent roles. You will have the opportunity to hear about case studies and example roles that are commonly recruited for, as well as having time to ask your own questions. A range of roles suitable for graduates, master’s students, and those with a PhD will be discussed.

CK Group is an international recruitment consultancy specialising in scientific, technical and clinical roles. Since 1991 they have forged relationships with some of the most forward-thinking organisations, from industry start-ups to global blue-chip businesses. They are proud to be working with 18 out of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology organisations. 

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Careers in Science Communication and Policy

Monday 8 March, 6-7.30pm

Want to combine your skills in communication with a passion for cutting-edge science? What about using your interest in policy to influence the health agenda? Hear from speakers doing just that, with experiences spanning a variety of roles and organisations, including Wellcome TrustCancer Research UKBBCRoyal InstitutionIncisive Health, and New Scientist. This virtual panel event will include a Q&A session where you’ll get the chance to ask your own questions in the chatbox.

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Careers in Data Science and the Lab

Tuesday 9 March, 6-7.30pm

Have you enjoyed your time in the lab during your course? Or perhaps it's working with the huge amounts of data produced by lab and clinical studies that's caught your interest? This virtual panel event offers tips on how to further these experiences in the workplace. You'll hear from speakers working in laboratory and data science roles across a range of organisations, including GSK, IQVIA, Parexel, and the NHS.

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Strategy Consulting in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare: Experiential Workshop by Cambridge Healthcare Research

Wednesday 10 March, 11am-12pm

Cambridge Healthcare Research (CHR) is a consultancy providing strategic support to biopharmaceutical, medical device and NGO clients. CHR's expert team of consultants, based across Europe, North America and Asia, delivers tailored solutions based on our analysis and experience of strategy consulting and product commercialisation. 

This talk and Q&A session will give you the opportunity to meet some of the CHR team and discover the Associate journey from academia to consulting. You will learn more about the industry, starting a career in consulting, as well as finding out what working life is like at CHR.

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A Career in Medical Writing - Experiential workshop by the European Medical Writing Association

Thursday 11 March, 11am-12.30pm

Want to learn more about medical writing? This workshop is for you. It will begin with a short presentation on the different types of medical writing, the skills and qualifications you need to be a good medical writer, possible career paths and ways to get into the industry. It will be followed by a session on ways to improve your writing skills using practical examples. All attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and provide comments throughout the presentation.

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Biology and Business

Thursday 11 March, 6-7.30pm

Want to work in science, but worried your options are limited to the lab? Come to this event and hear from professionals applying their science knowledge in a commercial setting. The panelists will share insights into their career journeys and current roles, and offer tips for anyone wanting to follow a similar path. There will also be a Q&A session where you’ll have the chance to pose your own questions. Speakers have backgrounds in life science consultancy, patent law, medical science liaison, and biotech venture capital. Organisations represented include Incyte, Arix Bioscience, and Kilburn and Strode.

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