Current job opportunities for PhD graduates

jobsHere is the latest round-up of job opportunities for those of you near to completion of your PhD.  However, before I list them it just occurred to me that you may be wondering why I never post any academic research or teaching jobs.  That’s because I’m assuming that you’ll be quite happy to find those sorts of vacancies yourself but would appreciate hearing about other openings that could be of interest.  Please let me know if I’m wrong and I can do a post about where and how to look for academic jobs.

I’m only mentioning two jobs on the Careers Service vacancy database this time.  Both can be viewed on SAGE along with a variety of other graduate jobs.

Financial Software Developer for Bloomberg, a provider of global business and financial news, data and analysis.  The position leads to a variety of career paths, ranging from highly technical to more finance orientated and client-facing roles.  They’re looking for BA/BSc, MSc or PhD in Computer Science or related fields.

Academic Education Technical Specialist, The MathsWorks Ltd, developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists.  They are looking for a PhD graduate in science or engineering to support academics to develop curriculum and contribute to content creation and technical engagement with Universities.

Although there are currently over 350 graduate jobs being advertised on SAGE, there aren’t that many specifically asking for someone with a PhD. While that shouldn’t stop you browsing the other jobs on SAGE to see if there is anything of interest, I thought I’d highlight a few interesting opportunities I’ve seen recently on other job sites.

Information Management Analyst, University of Bath (and Triple Line Consulting).  Working within Social and Policy Studies you will investigate and design better systems for information management and evaluation of challenge funds and related development finance mechanisms with civil society and private enterprises to promote global poverty reduction.  A higher degree and experience in applied social science research is desirable.

Portfolio Manager for the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Science Research Council).  The role involves managing one of EPSRCs research portfolios, managing the decisions making process on which research to fund, and encouraging innovative research proposals.   They welcome applications from those with a PhD in science or engineering.

Research Analyst, The Nuffield Trust.  The Nuffield Trust provides evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK. The job involves analysing existing data sets to support the Trust programme to assess the quality of care in UK health services.  They’re looking for a degree or relevant experience in quantitative analysis.

Scientific Information and Communications Manager, IGMM, University of Edinburgh. They are looking for an experienced scientific communications specialist to support senior management and research group leaders of the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine in all aspects of their internal and external communications and public relations activities.  A postgraduate degree in science, knowledge of genetics, bioinformatics or broader biomedical science and experience of working with academics would be a significant advantage.  Closing date for this one is 15 February!

I hope some of those are of interest.

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