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Careers Committee

The role of the Careers Committee is to support and inform career-related decision making for students and other stakeholders.

The committee will develop the Society's strategies, policies and priorities on how to deliver general bioscience careers support across the full range of education, training and professional development from early stages through to post doctoral level, and in the workplace.

Committee Chair

Rosie Wakeham MRSB

Committee Group members

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Biochemical Society
British Ecological Society
British Neuroscience Association
British Pharmacological Society
British Society for Immunology
Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (incl. Science and Plants for Schools)
Microbiology Society
Society for Experimental Biology
The Physiological Society

Committee terms of reference are available to download.

Overall, the Careers Committee will work collaboratively across the biosciences, to provide careers support, information, and guidance. This includes information on alternative careers within, and resulting from the biosciences for:

  • 5-14 year olds: providing opportunities for school children to understand the role of bioscientists in a variety of settings, and inspire them to pursue further study and employment in the biosciences. The committee will offer advice at key decision points regarding qualification choice and routes through to further education, university, and employment.
  • 14-19 year olds: attend events and provide resources for students, teachers and careers advisers, inspiring the continuation of studies, or alternative pathways, to employment in the biosciences.
  • Undergraduates: develop resources; attend and organise events, including the Bioscience Careers Day; and raise awareness of careers options and employability skills for bioscience students.
  • Postgraduate and early-career bioscientists: provide advice on career options and sign-post careers support provided through specialist learned societies and professional bodies.

The Careers Committee (previously the Bioscience Careers Group) has already developed a number of excellent resources. Further details of the outputs of the committee can be found on the careers pages.

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