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Making a career in life science sector in the UK

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Making a career in life science sector in the UK

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  • 1. Making a Career in Life Science Sector in the UK ? Facts That Can Drive You
  • 2. Do you Know?The demand for skilled life science professionals haveincreased manifold in the UK in last two decades
  • 3. Inspiring Inspiring Facts• The UK is a major exporter of Life Sciences products and technologies.• In 2008, UK exports of pharmaceuticals totalled around £18 billion• The UK exports of medical technologies amounted to around £5.4 billion• Approx 60% of total R&D investment in the UK pharmaceutical sector was carried out by UK-owned companies in 2008
  • 4. Encouraging Statistics• Global rankings suggest that the UK is second only to the US in terms of the strength of its universities• The UK undertakes some 5% of the world’s science, producing 9–11% of academic papers• The UK Government uses a wide-range of financial and non-financial policies and measures to support Life Sciences.
  • 5. Structure and Features of UK Life Science Industry Life Sciences industry comprises of three sectors - • Pharmaceuticals • medical technology and • medical biotechnology They together develop commercial markets for healthcare,food and agriculture, environmental goods and services, and chemicals
  • 6. Where Lies The Opportunity• UK continues to experience a shortage of people with the relevant knowledge and expertise for a career in Life Sciences• UK is undergoing significant social and demographic change. These changes in population structure and lifestyle are likely to affect future demand for health related products and services
  • 7. Type of Jobs You May Expect • Clinical Research jobs • Biostatistics and SAS Programmer jobs • Medical Information jobs • Medical Affairs jobs • Regulatory Affairs jobs • Regulatory Operations jobs
  • 8. What Awaits You in FutureThere are likely to be further technological changes andadvances in medical science.It is important that you meet future healthcare needs andimprove the quality, delivery and cost-efficiency of healthcareprovision
  • 9. Presented by United Kingdom – London 12 Nicholas Lane London EC4N 7BNTel: +44 20 7220 6200Fax: +44 870 831 1705E-mail: london@skillsalliance.comWebsite: www.skillsalliance.com