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Graduated in Pharmacology

Hello,

I am graduating in BSc (Hons) Pharmacology at University of Glasgow however I have been struggling to find a job within this industry with lack of work experience as my university didn't offer any placements. I dont know if writing up lab reports, doing lab experiments during the time at university counts as experience? My CV is professionally typed up and looks neat but still struggling to find a job. Which jobs especially with pharmacology degree can i get into? Many thanks
Reply 1
Did you do a laboratory project in your final year?
We have students go and work in clinical research facilities, as lab assistants and technicians, science communication. To be honest a lot go into further study as it opens up a lot more avenues and leads to better pay.
But what sort of job do you actually want to do? What bits of your degree did you enjoy most and what were you particularly good at?
Reply 2
Original post by Zendaya1
Hello,
I am graduating in BSc (Hons) Pharmacology at University of Glasgow however I have been struggling to find a job within this industry with lack of work experience as my university didn't offer any placements. I dont know if writing up lab reports, doing lab experiments during the time at university counts as experience? My CV is professionally typed up and looks neat but still struggling to find a job. Which jobs especially with pharmacology degree can i get into? Many thanks

Hey,

It's difficult as a life science/biomedical graduate in Glasgow. There are way too many graduates in this area and so the market is incredibly saturated. I do know that Merck prefers graduates as they're more likely to stick it out for a year whereas those with experience are often overlooked, which can be a problem for finding future work. There's also somewhere called SB Drug Discovery located in the same area, specialising in electrophysiology (ion channel screening assays) and I think they also have a cell development side to support assays, too. In terms of work it's mostly contract research organisation and contract development manufacturing (clean room) work in Scotland and it's really tedious.

You should check out the NHS STP England if you're interested in a career. Applications open around January.

https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/programmes/stp/applicants/stp-specialisms/

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