Program Project Manager
scientist (medical)/Research scientist (life science) -
working in universities and hospitals, geneticists conduct research
in a wide range of areas. Academic research, often in short,
fixed-term posts, is usually only available to those with a good
first degree and a postgraduate qualification (usually a PhD).
Scientific laboratory technician - has a 'hands on' role, applying
genetic technology to fields such as agriculture, forensic science,
pharmaceutical development and clinical medicine, using their skills
in gene cloning, manipulation and expression of genes.
(NHS/private practice) - provides information and support to
families whose members have genetic disorders or to people at risk
from inherited conditions. The job involves counselling, education
molecular geneticist - uses biochemical and molecular
biology techniques to identify genetic abnormalities associated with
various types of diseases. They screen individuals both before and
after the appearance of symptoms.
Science Lab Technician (Molecular Biology)
cytogeneticist - recognises genetic disorders and birth
defects. The NHS provides training for two areas: clinical
cytogeneticists, who study chromosomes from patients’ blood, tissue
or fluid samples and assist clinicians with diagnosis of genetic
disease; and clinical molecular geneticists who examine DNA for
single or other gene abnormalities and confirm diagnosis of genetic
scientist, histocompatibility and immunogenetics - matches
tissue for transplantation and other medical operations. Several
tests are required to ensure optimum matching between donors and
patients, and clinical scientists are responsible for advising
clinicians as to which donor is the best match.
research associate - sets up, monitors and completes
sales representative - a key link between pharmaceutical
companies and medical and healthcare professionals. They work
strategically to increase the awareness and usage of a company's
pharmaceutical and medical products in settings such as general
practices, primary care trusts and hospitals.
scientist - a healthcare scientist, usually based in a
hospital. Operates and is responsible for the maintenance of a range
of highly complex equipment used to diagnose disease and treat