Science Career Pathways

A-Z of Roles

Science industry employers work with Cogent to map out possible career pathways from entry level to senior management using our database of 200 job roles. We will continue to grow this list as more companies and organisations provide role data. Contact us at ctpnewroles@cogent-ssc.com if you would like to suggest new roles.

The roles listed below drawn from our database, and you will see that some are Gold Standard roles. These roles will be of more interest to employees and their employers, showing the competencies and qualifications required to perform at the highest level.

Entry level: To check which roles you could do with your current or anticipated qualifications levels, launch Career Pathways and use the qualification filter.

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Additional Senior Management Roles
Leading to additional senior management roles.

Analytical chemist
The analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry is an expert in the analysis of complex molecules. Their work is needed during all stages of drug discovery, clinical trials in human patients and as part of QA in the manufacturing process.

Animal Technologist
The Animal Technologist ensures the welfare of laboratory animals and assist in experiments controlled by legal and company standards.

Apprentice Laboratory Technician
Undertakes the duties of the qualified Laboratory Technician in the Downstream petroleum industry whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Apprentice Maintenance Engineer
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Maintenance Engineer, whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Apprentice Sign Maker
The Apprentice in the Sign Making industry undertakes the duties of the skilled Sign Maker whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Archivist
The Archivists manages the scientific collection, storage and retrieval of all materials (records, images and physical objects) of long term value to the company.

Area Maintenance Manager
The Area Maintenance Manager is responsible for all maintenance activities, including routine and turnaround maintenance, of a group of process plants or a specified area of the chemical plant.

Area Maintenance Manager
The Area Maintenance Manager is responsible for the all maintenance activities, including routine and turnaround maintenance, of a group of process plants or a specified area of the chemical plant.

Area Maintenance Supervisor
Works on chemical units, and is responsible for the quality and efficiency of the work of maintenance technicians during routine and non-routine maintenance activities.

Area Maintenance Supervisor
An experienced maintenance technician, who works on refinery units or groups of units, and is responsible for routine and non routine maintenance activities and management of the contractor interface.

Area Manager (Operations)
Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all chemical plant and equipment under his/her span of control and maximises productivity within a cost-effective environment.

Area Superintendent
The Area Superintendent is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective operation of a group of process pants or a specified area of the refinery.

Asset Planner
An experienced maintenance technician, responsible for the planning of routine and non routine maintenance activities and assurance processes.

Associate Director
The Associate Director (R&D) is responsible for creating a consistently successful scientific culture in the company as a whole.

Associate Scientist
The associate scientist carries out laboratory experiments with the reliability and accuracy required for drug discovery and development.

Biochemical Engineer/Bioprocess Engineer
The Bio-process Engineer applies chemical engineering theory and practice to design, implement and control the manufacture of biological drug products.

Brand Director
The Brand Director is responsible for the management of a single large pharmaceutical brand or a portfolio of smaller ones, including the management of brand managers and other staff.

Brand Manager
The Brand Manager is responsible for the development and management of an overall brand plan for new pharmaceutical products or product re-launches.

Bulk Storage Operator
The Bulk Storage Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of bulk liquid storage equipment within scope of authority.

Chemical Engineer
Uses scientific and engineering principles to design, evaluate and implement processes that turn basic or crude inorganic and organic chemicals into useful industrial or consumer products.

Clinical Data Scientist (or Clinical Data Manager)
The clinical data scientist manages the security and quality assurance of data collection and processing during clinical trials on humans.

Clinical Development Director
The clinical development Director (Principal Investigator) is the senior physician (medical doctor) in charge of clinical trials, responsible for their safety and for their scientific outcomes.

Clinical Pharmacologist
The clinical pharmacologist uses the science of pharmacology to determine how best to safely but efficaciously dose experimental medicines for human patients.

Clinical Research Assistant (CRA)
The Clinical Research Assistant bring hands-on administration and clinical skills to the safe and legally compliant execution of clinical trials in accordance with the approved protocol.

Clinical Research Manager
The Clinical Research Manager - manages clinical research assistant staff across several clinical trial sites.

Clinical Supply Manager
The Clinical Supply Manager controls the supply chain for all staff and materials and equipment to conduct a clinical trial.

Clinical Trial Study Manager
The clinical trial study manager ensures clinical trials are executed and completed under the full control of the clinical trial protocol.

Clinical Trials Assistant
The Clinical Trial Assistants executes administrative tasks associated with clinical trials as controlled by the trial protocol.

Contract Manager
The Contract Manager in the signmaking industry proposes, secure and manages signmaking projects, and makes sure customers’ requirements are met during manufacturing and installation.

Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research
The Director of Health Economics makes strategic business recommendations concerning the company's medical research directions, and manages the health economics department.

Director Production / Technical
The Director (Production) is responsible for the safe operation and production on the site and is normally the leading Site Director. The Director (Technical) is responsible for leading and maintaining development of the plant performance in output, safety, environmental impact and use of material and fuel.

Discovery Scientist: Biologist
The discovery biologist is a research scientist who applies biological science and technology to the problems of human disease. They work with medicinal chemists and other pharmaceutical scientists to discover and test new molecules.

Dispensing Assistant (or Pharmacy Assistant)
The Dispensing Assistant works under the supervision of a pharmacist and assists the pharmacist and pharmacy technician in the dispensing process.

Downstream Control Room Operator
The Downstream Control Room Operator in a refinery is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective control of all refinery plant and equipment within agreed scope of authority.

Downstream Field Operator
The Downstream Field Operator is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective operation of all plant and equipment on refinery units of groups of units.

Downstream First Line Supervisor
Responsible for the safe and efficient running of production in an assigned area including main refinery units, groups of units, offsite, tankage and jetty operations.

Downstream Maintenance Apprentice
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Downstream Maintenance Technician in the petroleum industry whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Downstream Operations Apprentice
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Downstream Operator in the petroleum industry whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Electrical Technician
The Electrical Technician installs, tests, and maintains the electrical components of signs and displays. Their work is essential for the safe working of signs and displays.

Engineer
The Engineer in a pharmaceutical environment works across a range of specialties: Manufacturing (cGMP); Pharmaceutical science; Analytical R&D; Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

Engineer
The Engineer is an experienced refinery engineer, responsible for the safe, efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the refinery units.

Engineering Director
The Engineering Director has overall responsibility for all engineering services in a pharmaceutical production plant.

Engineering Manager
The Engineering Manager is responsible for all aspects of engineering maintenance in polymer processing and engineering facilities, minimising production downtime.

Engineering Operations Manager
The Engineering Operations Manager is responsible for all aspects of engineering maintenance in a pharmaceutical production plant. Their aim is to minimise interruptions to production.

Engineering Team Manager
The Engineering Team Manager is responsible for managing engineering work in a particular section of a pharmaceuticals production plant.

Engineering Technician
The Engineering Technicians maintains and repairs primary and secondary production machinery and equipment to ensure productivity targets are met.

Engraver
Etches lettering, artwork and visuals into plastic and metal signs; by hand, for low volume work, or as part of an automated process when signs are engraved on an industrial scale.

Estimator
Deals with the preparation, processing and submission of bids to supply a sign or display. They are specialists in costing and have extensive knowledge of the signmaking industry and supply chain.

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Fabricator / Fitter
The Fabricator and Fitters assemble and install signs and displays for a variety of uses, such as exhibition displays and 3-D signs for business premises.

Facility Manager
The Facility Manager is responsible for the running of the animal facility ensuring it meets all legislative and health and safety requirements, and fulfilment of scientific requirements.

First Line Supervisor / Shift Supervisor
Responsible for safe and efficient running of production, and for safety of all shift personnel in a designated area. Works directly on the production line and carries out their supervisor’s duties.

Formulation Scientist
The Formulation Scientist studies how to create the medicinal product for consumption by animals (in vivo pre-clinical) and patient. They are expert in the components of medicinal products and their chemical, physical and biological interactions.

Graduate Engineer
A recent graduate in an engineering discipline who provides technical advice and evaluation of operations for plant optimisation (product yield, cost control, quality control, waste minimisation).

Graduate Engineer
The Graduate Engineer is a recent graduate in engineering, who provides technical advice and evaluation of operations, with the objective of plant optimisation.

Graphic Designer
Produces lettering and images for business premises, traffic signage, indoor and outdoor exhibition stands and designs for vehicle tarpaulins. Supervise Sign Makers and designers in the company.

Group Leader
The Group Leader (R&D) carries out scientific research and leads project teams across different disciplines.

Head of Drug Safety
The Head of Drug Safety leads the company's pharmacovigilance team to ensure the company meets all drug safety regulatory requirements and company policies while also meeting its business objectives.

Health Economist
The Health Economists applies the disciplines of economics to analyse cost effectiveness of medical drugs.

Health Physicist
The Nuclear Health Physicist assists in the development and implementation of the ionising radiation protection policy for a nuclear plant or other nuclear processing organisation

Health Physics Monitor
The Health Physics Monitor undertakes monitoring for personnel, surface and airborne radiation and contamination levels and dose rates, recording the levels detected, and responding according.

Health, Safety and Environment Manager
Responsible for creating, maintaining and improving safety. It is a particularly crucial role because of the high volume of hazardous materials processes and stored in petroleum/downs

Imaging Biologist
The Imaging Biologists uses medical imaging equipment and techniques to study effects of experimental drugs on tissues and organs of the body.

Industrial Pharmacist
The Industrial Pharmacist works with R&D and manufacturing to optimise pharmaceutical characteristics of medicinal products being marketed.

Investigative Toxicologist
The investigative toxicologist applies specialist biological & chemical expertise to minimise drug toxicity and maximise the chances of discovering drugs that are both efficacious & safe for patients.

Jetty Operator
The Jetty Operator is responsible for safe, efficient and effective operation of jetty plant equipment within scope of authority.

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Lab Technician - Process Development
The Laboratory Technicians in pharmaceutical process development uses laboratory techniques to develop and monitor raw materials, intermediates and final products to meet compliance with quality control specifications.

Laboratory Analyst
The Laboratory Analyst in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant works in a QC/QA laboratory and use a range of equipment to analyse raw materials, products and packaging components to ensure that the product meets the necessary quality specifications.

Laboratory Co-ordinator
The Laboratory Co-ordinator in the pharmaceuticals industry supervise Quality Assurance laboratory work in support of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

Laboratory Manager
Responsible for safe and efficient operation of lab functions. Including quality control of production processes, technical service for customers and support for research and development chemists.

Laboratory Manager
The Laboratory Manager manages the technical and business effectiveness of the company’s laboratory facilities.

Laboratory Supervisor
The Laboratory Supervisor coordinates and manages the laboratory team in the refinery, establishing and ensuring the quality of the laboratory’s output.

Laboratory Technician
Carries out analytical testing on raw materials, intermediate samples taken during manufacturing, and final chemical products. They play a key role in the quality assurance function of their company.

Laboratory Technician
Provides analytical and physical testing to support quality control and environmental compliance. They maintain laboratory facility in good order to ensure quality scientific service to the company.

Laboratory Technician
Conducts materials analysis, tests and experiments for existing and new materials and products applications, working with R&D, QA and Goods Inwards Department.

Maintenance Apprentice
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Maintenance Technician in the chemical industry whilst learning the required practical skills and the underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Maintenance Engineer
An engineering technician, responsible for ensuring the continuous running of machinery and equipment, organising routine maintenance procedures and carrying out repairs.

Maintenance Manager
The Maintenance Manager is responsible for the safety, efficiency and quality of all maintenance activities on a chemical plant.

Maintenance Manager
Responsible for all refinery maintenance activities, including routine and turnaround maintenance, plant modifications, project management, personnel and logistics.

Maintenance Technician
Responsible machinery and equipment maintenance relating to the manufacture of products. They identify and correct faults in equipment, and may work in planned, unplanned or preventative maintenance.

Maintenance Technician
A mechanical, instrument or electrical technician, who works on refinery units or groups of units, carrying out maintenance activities. They ensure the quality of the maintenance work in their area

Manager of Production/ Maintenance (Nuclear)
The Manager of Production and/or of Maintenance is responsible for ensuring that the nuclear power plant or other nuclear facility operates optimally and safely, producing the best output and quality of product and that plant improvements and maintenance are achieved to time and budget.

Medical Affairs Director
The Medical Affairs Director is responsible for leadership of the company's medical expertise in support of all its business activities. The position combines medical expertise as a physician and commercial/business ability.

Medical Affairs Manager
The Medical Affairs Manager provides medical expertise to all aspects of the company's business strategy and planning, and controls the medical quality of all company documents, communications and publications.

Medical Information Officer
The Medical Information Officer provides medical/scientific information and response service to a range of internal and external customers in order to support the company's products and services.

Medical Writer
The Medical Writer is a communications experts who ensures all general and specialist published documents concerning company products are legally compliant and fit for purpose.

Medicinal Chemist
The medicinal chemist is a research chemist who discovers and optimises new organic and biological compounds that have the potential to be medicines.

Medicines Counter Assistant
The Medicines Counter Assistant sells over-the-counter medicines, working under the supervision of a pharmacist. They are trained to offer advice on common ailments and must know when to refer a customer to a pharmacist.

Nuclear Decommissioning Operative
The Nuclear Decommissioning Operative controls and operates basic decommissioning plant and equipment efficiently and safely.

Nuclear Decommissioning Site Engineer
The Decommissioning Site Engineer controls and develops plans and procedures and responds to and resolves problems arising during decommissioning operations.

Nuclear Decommissioning Team Leader
The Decommissioning Team Leader reports to the decommissioning Site Engineer and is responsible for the safe and efficient management of a team undertaking nuclear decommissioning activities.

Nuclear Maintenance Fitter
The Nuclear Maintenance Fitter is a member of a team preparing work areas of nuclear plants and sites for maintenance and reinstating the areas on completion.

Nuclear Maintenance Project Engineer
The Nuclear Maintenance Project Engineer manages the engineering aspects of plant systems to maintain the integrity and reliability of both plant and equipment.

Nuclear Maintenance Senior Engineer
The Nuclear Maintenance Senior Engineer manages the engineering aspects of plant systems to maintain the integrity and reliability of both plant and equipment.

Nuclear Maintenance Supervisor/Team Leader
The nuclear Maintenance Supervisor or Team Leader is a qualified Technician responsible for the safe and efficient management of a team undertaking nuclear maintenance activities.

Nuclear Maintenance Technician
The Nuclear Maintenance Technician is part of a team that prepares work areas for maintenance and reinstates the area in at completion.

Nuclear Process Operations Engineer
The Nuclear Maintenance Process Operations Engineer identifies the resource requirements to carry out processing operations and maintenance.

Nuclear Process Operations Team Leader
The Nuclear Process Team Leader performs the tasks required of a Nuclear Process Senior Operator and is also responsible for supervising operators and ensuring safe and compliant operation of the plant.

Nuclear Process Operator
The Nuclear Process Operator is a member of the team that controls and operates nuclear site plant and equipment as efficiently and safely as possible to a defined quality specification.

Nuclear Senior Operator
In addition to those tasks conducted by a Nuclear Process Operator, the Nuclear Senior Operator will be expected to prepare for and complete complex Nuclear Process Operations.

Operations Director
Oversees all production and service-related functions including personnel, quality and ultimately responsible for meeting of customer expectations and all regulatory requirements.

Operations Manager
Responsible for all refinery operations, with full operational control, including production planning targets. Health, safety and environmental compliance are also top priority responsibilities

Operations Support Worker
The Operations Support Worker is a member of the operations team in a nuclear site or power plant, ensuring that targets are met in a safe and efficient manner.

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Patent Administrator
The Patent Administrator assists patent attorneys in their work to protect company patents and intellectual property.

Patent Agent (Patent Attorney)
The Patent Agent (Patent Attorney) is responsible for preparing, filing, and processing patent applications for the company, and for securing legal protection for all company intellectual property.

Pharmaceutical Chemist
The medicinal chemist uses chemical, computational and biological expertise to establish relationships between chemical entities and biological structures that can predict pharmaceutical efficacy and help optimise the discovery process.

Pharmacist
The Pharmacist is a healthcare professionals responsible for supplying medicines to patients and ensuring their quality and suitability, advising patients about their medicines, and answering patients’ questions.

Pharmacovigilance Scientist
The pharmacovigilance scientist monitors, analyzes and makes recommendations concerning adverse effect reports about medicines during clinical trials and post launch. The role may include the statutory role of Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance.

Pharmacy Technician
The Pharmacy Technicians prepares medicines & other healthcare products and supplies them to patients and provide them with guidance. They may work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, or in pharmaceutical companies, under the supervision of pharmacists.

Polymer Technologist
May work in the plastics, rubber or composites industries. They are qualified scientists or engineers who work on complex problems for their company or customers.

Principal Scientist
The Principal Scientist is a recognized expert in specific areas of pharmaceutical research and development.

Process / Machine Tool Setter
Responsible for ensuring that the controls on a particular machine or process line are set up correctly. They also set and change mould tools and dies into the processing equipment.

Process Chemist
The process chemist integrates synthetic organic chemistry with chemical engineering to devise economically viable methods to commercially manufacture new drug compounds.

Process Development Chemist
The Process Development Chemist models production process chemistry in the laboratory to investigate and improve commercial production characteristics.

Process Engineer (Chemical Engineer)
The Process Engineer (also known as a Chemical Engineer) designs, implements, improves and controls the manufacturing process for manufacture of medicinal products.

Process Operator
Works in a plant controlling equipment and processes to meet production targets. They spot variances from normal processing conditions, deciding upon and implementing corrective actions for problems.

Process Operator
Performs a variety of tasks such as operating machines to construction, assembly and finishing of component parts and finished products, including production of items made on machines or by hand.

Process Operator Apprenticeship
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Process Operator in the chemical industry whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Process Operator Apprenticeship
Undertakes the duties of the skilled Polymer Process Operator in the polymer industries whilst learning the required practical skills and underpinning knowledge as an apprentice.

Process Technician
Applies techniques and procedures to ensure manufacturing processes work efficiently. Carries out repairs, resolve processing problems, and modify plant.

Process Technician
Ensures that the processing operations of the company are operating with full effectiveness. They apply proven techniques and procedures to solve processing problems and improve operations.

Product Design Technician
Uses a combination of design skill and technical knowledge to design polymer-based products that are easier to use, more efficient, cheaper to produce or have improved aesthetics.

Product Manager
The Pharmaceutical Product Manager is involved all activities (marketing plan and activities) which lead to successful launch and commercialization of a pharmaceutical product.

Product Stream Director
The Product Stream Director has overall responsibility for introducing pharmaceutical products to the market and is responsible for the entire manufacturing operation for a particular product stream.

Production Manager
Responsible for ensuring that all resources needed for the manufacture of polymer products are used efficiently to achieve the right quality, quantity and cost, and that they are produced on time.

Production Operations Manager
The Production Operations Manager in a pharmaceuticals plant is responsible for the entire production operation, making sure that production targets are reached and high-quality products are delivered on time and within budget.

Production Operator - Primary
The Production Operators (primary) works in the factory, operating and controlling the equipment that manufactures the active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Production Operator - Secondary
The Production Operator (Secondary) operates and controls the equipment involved in secondary manufacture of pharmaceutical products (tabletting, encapsulating, filling, packing, and labelling, etc., of the medicinal product before it can be sold.

Production Supervisor
Manages the production resources, people, machines and materials, for a sub-section of the company’s operation. This may be a production line or a manufacturing cell.

Production Supervisor - Primary
The Pharmaceutical Primary Production Supervisor co-ordinates a primary production plant unit and its staff to make sure that performance targets are met.

Production Supervisor - Secondary
The Production Supervisor (secondary) supervise secondary pharmaceutical production activities (encapsulation, tabletting, packing etc).

Production Team Leader - Primary
The Production Team Leaders (primary manufacture) in pharmaceuticals oversee a number of primary production plants. They are responsible for a number of products or intermediates in manufacturing.

Production Team Leader - Secondary
The Team Leader (Secondary) in pharmaceuticals oversee a number of secondary production plants. They are responsible for a number of products.

Project or Technology Manager
The Project (or Technology) Managers oversee technology transfer projects (transfer of products and processes from R&D to commercial production).

Project Planner
The Project Planner in the signmaking industry ensures that sign production and installation projects are carried out within budget, to the right quality and within the required timescales.

Public Relations Director
The Public Relations Director plans and implements the company's PR strategy and manages the PR function to sustain and enhance the company's reputation.

Public Relations Manager
The Public Relations (PR) Manager manages communications of the company with the external world in matters concerning company image and reputation.

Qualified Person
The Qualified Person (QP) controls the release of medicinal products by the company for supply or sale, certifying their legal compliance with all relevant regulations. This includes drugs for clinical trials.

Quality Control Inspector
The Quality Control Inspector (Quality Assurance Technician) ensures that manufactured products, and delivered raw materials, meet company and customer quality specifications.

Quality Control Technician
The Quality Control Technician in the signmaking industry ensures that sign and display products meet company and customer quality specifications.

Quality Director
The Quality Director has overall responsibility for all quality processes relating to the manufacture and supply of pharmaceutical products.

Quality Manager
Responsible for ensuring that the standards of quality, defined by the company and specified in customer agreements, are consistently met for the chemical products and services offered.

Quality Manager
Responsible for ensuring that the standards of quality defined by the company, and specified in customer agreements, are consistently met for the polymer products and services offered.

Quality Operations Manager
The Quality Operations Manager oversees all aspects of chemical testing for pharmaceuticals products including products till in development.

Quality Scientist - Manufacturing; Laboratory
The Quality Scientist is a laboratory-based role. They are involved in the manufacturing quality control and quality assurance process.

Quality Team Manager
The Quality Team Manager leads the technical staff involved in the investigation and testing of pharmaceutical products.

R&D Clinician
The R&D clinican brings medical and scientific coherence to the entire R&D function.

Radiation Protection Advisor
The Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) is a professional Health Physicist whose competence has been accredited by the Health and Safety Executive as meeting the criteria for appointment under the Ionising Radiation Regulations.

Radiation Protection Supervisor / Team Leader
The Radiation Protection Supervisor/Team Leader identifies and quantifies radiation hazards and supervises radiation protection monitoring activities. 

Regulatory Affairs Director
The Regulatory Affairs Director manages and leads a team of regulatory professionals to give regulatory support to departments within the company.

Regulatory Affairs Executive
The Regulatory Affairs Executives is responsible for contributing to the preparation and submission of regulatory documents and support for the regulatory affairs processes.

Regulatory Affairs Manager
The Regulatory Affairs Manager manages the preparation and submission of regulatory documents and the implementation of the regulatory affairs processes.

Regulatory Affairs Officer
The Regulatory Affairs Officer is responsible for contributing to the preparation and submission of regulatory documents and support for the regulatory affairs processes.

Regulatory Toxicologist
The Regulatory Toxicologist is an expert in all toxicological aspects of product safety and compliance.

Research and Development Engineer
Creates new business opportunities by researching new material formulations. Investigates manufacturing technologies, adressing barriers in bringing an idea or innovation to the market place.

Research and Development Manager (Chemicals)
Responsible for effective deployment of the company’s chemists and other scientists for the creation and development of chemical products and services in accordance with market and regulatory demands.

Research and Process Development Chemist
Applies chemical science to process improvements that optimise production processes and minimise operational costs in the plant. They may also work on discovery and commercialisation of new products.

Research and Process Development Laboratory Technician
Uses a range of laboratory techniques and methods to support production, engineering, R&D/innovation, quality assurance, environmental compliance and sustainable innovation.

Research Nurse
The Research Nurses provides practical nursing care and clinical assessment during clinical trials.

Research Pharmacologist
The research pharmacologist studies the chemical behaviour of drugs in the human body. This work is vital to understanding likely success or failure of new drug candidates.

Research Scientist Level 1
The Research Scientist (level1) combines hands-on experimental skills with ability to interpret data and results to assist senior scientists.

Research Scientist Level 2
The Research Scientist (level 2) combines hand-on experimental skills with specialist knowledge of a particular area of pharmaceutical research and development.

Safety Officer
The Safety Officer is responsible for creating, maintaining and improving safety in the chemical manufacturing and processing workplace.

Safety Pharmacologist
The Safety Pharmacologist ensures the safety and legal compliance of all experimental medicinal products prior to trials in human subjects.

Safety, Health and Environment Manager
Responsible for leading, managing and improving the occupational health, safety and environmental performance in the chemical manufacturing workplace.

Sales Director
The Sales Director is responsible for designing, executing and implementing the company's national or global sales strategy.

Sales Manager
The Sales Manager is responsible for leading and managing a team of representatives on a regional basis ensuring sales targets are reached.

Sales Representative - Primary Care
The Sales Representative (Primary Care) is responsible for promoting a portfolio of products in the primary care sector (GPs, practice nurses and retail pharmacists) across a geographic territory.

Sales Representative - Specialist
The Sales Representative (Specialist) is responsible for promoting a portfolio of products to the secondary care sector (hospital consultants, hospital buyers, medical specialists) across a geographic territory.

Sales Trainer
The Sales Trainer designs and implements training and development of the pharmaceutical sales force.

Senior Animal Technologist
The Senior Animal Technologist manages the day-to day-work of the laboratory animal facility, ensuring animal welfare and efficient scientific service.

Senior Engineer
The Senior Engineer is a qualified, experienced engineer who acts either as a specialist adviser in a particular field of expertise or manages the overall engineering function of the company or site.

Senior Engineer
A qualified, experienced engineer who acts as a specialist adviser on a particular field of expertise or manages overall engineering function of the refinery and supervises others.

Senior Engineering Technician
The Senior Engineering Technician manages the maintenance and repair of a pharmaceutical production area. They lead a small team of engineering technicians, and manage medium-sized projects from start to finish.

Senior Group Leader
The Senior Group Leader (R&D) is both a research scientist and a business area manager and leader.

Senior Health Economist
The Senior Health Economist oversees the work of the health economics team and make recommendations to the business.

Senior Maintenance Technician
An experienced technician is responsible for carrying out routine and non-routine maintenance activities and managing maintenance operatives.

Senior Medical Writer
The Senior Medical Writer is a communications expert who ensures all general and specialist published documents concerning company products are legally compliant and fit for purpose and may also supervise the work of less experienced medical writers.

Senior Principal Scientist / Research Fellow
The Senior Principal Scientist/Research Fellow is both a creative scientist and a scientific leader.

Senior Scientist
Senior Scientist applies their scientific creativity to defined drug discovery and development projects.

Shift Superintendent
The Shift Superintendent is responsible for the safe and efficient running of downstream production in the refinery outside of day shift hours.

Sign Designer
Sign designers produce designs for all kinds of signs and displays, which can range in size from single fire exit signs and shop front banners through to vehicle graphics and complete exhibition sites.

Sign Installation / Maintenance Engineer
Plans installation and fixing of signs, and manages ongoing maintenance. They ensure signs meet statutory and planning requirements as well as technical construction and installation standards.

Sign Installation / Maintenance Supervisor
The Sign Installation/Maintenance Supervisor oversees the installation and fixing of signs and manages their ongoing maintenance.

Sign Maker
Designs, makes and installs signs for traffic signage, business premises, indoor and outdoor exhibition displays and designs for vehicle bodies and goods vehicle tarpaulins.

Site Manager / Site Director
Responsible for the safe, efficient, sustainable and profitable operation of all plant and equipment on the site. He or she provides visible leadership and management in pursuit of these objectives.

Site Surveyor
Advises on design, construction, installation and fixing of large signs. Ensures that signs meet statutory and planning requirements as well as technical construction and standards.

Spray Painter
Applies decorative finishes and coatings to surfaces. Work involves spraying lettering and designs onto signs for business premises, exhibition displays, construction site and highway signage.

Statistician
The Statistician provides mathematical expertise in the interpretation and management of all experimental data concerning drug efficacy and safety.

Support Scientist or Engineer
The Support Services Scientist or Engineer fulfils various roles supporting the multitude of technical needs for designing, commissioning, running and decommissioning nuclear power equipment and plant, and provides project management.

Support Services Manager
The Support Services Manager of a nuclear plant provides strategic and professional technical management support to operational plants, involving the development of innovative solutions requiring a high level of technical competence.

Team Leader - Process Development
The Team Leader Process Development supervises all the activities of the process development group that develops, refines and technically supports the pharmaceutical production process, and all associated equipment.

Technical Manager
Manages the introduction of new products and processing/ manufacturing equipment. Ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of existing production through continuous improvement.

Technical Services Manager

Technician-Support Services
The Technician working in Support Services is involved in the design, specification, and testing of plant and instrumentation, and in equipment procurement and commissioning work.

Technology Director
The Technology Director is responsible for all aspects of the technology at the heart of the pharmaceuticals manufacturing operation.

Toolmaker
Responsible for manufacturing mould tools and dies used in processing equipment to shape product or component part.They use tools and microprocessor controlled machines to construct mould tool or die.

Trainee Animal Technologist
The Trainee Animal Technologist learns, under supervision, all the basic tasks of animal care in the scientific research environment.

Training and Development Manager
The Training and Development Manager manages learning in the organization, in support of the company’s competiveness and “licence to operate”.

Training Officer
The Training Officer identifies the training needs of staff, and organises appropriate training programmes.

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Veterinary Surgeon
The Veterinary Surgeon supports the research of the company and carrying out the duties of the Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) as defined by law.

Vinyl Applicator
The Vinyl Applicator assembles and applies vinyl graphics for vehicles, signs and banners.
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