Working in the Biotechnology Sector?

In the fast-changing world of the Biotechnology Sector, Red River People’s consultants have first hand experience of the recruitment implications of major licensing deals and trade sales involving a wide range of specialist companies within the sector. More than ever, the biotechnology sector has become a key part of the research and development of innovative products. The result is that there are interesting career opportunities for talented people within these forward thinking businesses.

WHO DO WE CONSULT WITH?

  • Agriculture Genomics and Biotech Industry
  • Animal Health companies
  • Animal Nutrition companies

The Biotechnology job market derives from the vacancies within organisations with a particular interest in the DNA molecules located inside each cell of every living organism.

The sector is still a relatively new marketplace, as it was not until the second half of the twentieth century that scientists first learned of the effects that DNA has on the characteristics of plants and animals.

BIOTECHNOLOGY JOB VACANCIES ARE NOW COMMONPLACE THANKS TO THIS EXCITING AND RAPIDLY EXPANDING MARKET.

In the UK, there are in excess of 20,000 people working within the biotechnology sector, employed by over 400 companies across the country.

Much of the growth seen in the biotechnology jobs market, has been generated by small companies providing innovative products, and research jobs created within universities and the new science parks.

However food companies, water utilities, public and private research establishments, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies all have biotechnology vacancies.

Historically, biotechnology jobs were found within the brewing and dairy industries, but more recently, advances within the sector have meant that biotechnology vacancies now exist within medicine, forensics, healthcare products, the energy industry (biofuels) and agriculture.

The type of Biotechnology jobs that are now available include quality assurance managers, fermentation scientist, protein engineer, manufacturing technician, laboratory assistant, with the micro biologists and biochemists who apply these roles finding themselves involved in fast moving environments, where the ability to adapt is paramount.

 

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