IAESTE work placements

24novKick-start your career with an IAESTE paid traineeship with an employer in one of 80+ countries.  Traineeships are open to students in their second year or above of a science, engineering, technology or applied-arts degree.

Find out more and apply

Science matters: Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence

The Royal Society’s ‘Science Matters’ series will give the public access to scientists who are experts on the science and technology issues with the greatest global impact. You’ll be able to pitch the question that matters to you the most, to help direct the experts’ discussion.

10 January 2017
Hosted by Brian Cox

STEM search

stemgraduateslogo_0815.Take a look at www.stemgraduates.co.uk if you’re looking for a science, engineering, IT or maths permanent graduate job – whether you’ve studied for an undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree.  You can also test which is your strongest IT language.

Turn to TED

exchange-of-ideasWatch, read, listen…

TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues including career topics.

Amgen Scholars Europe Programme

join_the_puzzle_crowd_800_10889Undergraduate student, but interested in pursuing a PhD?  Investigate the Amgen Scholars Program which will allow you to engage in hands-on research experience during a summer research programme in science and biotechnology. Participants will be able to:

  • Take part in university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science
  • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, and
  • Participate in scientific seminars, workshops, and networking events

Closing date for applications: Early February in each year

More about research scientist roles


If you want to find out more about some of the various types of research scientist jobs, take a look at Prospects – types of jobs – scientific services where these are listed, along with other types of jobs in scientific services.

There is detailed information here about four different research scientist roles (maths, physical sciences, medical and life sciences).  This includes job descriptions, typical work activities, salary, entry requirements, training, career development, potential employers and vacancy sources for each type of research scientist role.