The city of London is home to world-leading scientific research, manufacturing and development projects, and that is why many leading companies and organisations have either their headquarters - or a significant presence - in the city.
Many of the employment opportunities that currently exist in London are to be found within major educational facilities such as Imperial College, Kings College and the London College of Science and Technology. Research into new scientific procedures, healthcare treatments and pharmaceuticals is a large part of what these London-based learning institutions do, and thousands of staff are employed in this way. Other major employers include Proctor and Gamble and GlaxoSmithKline.
Amongst the huge number of roles that London recruitment agencies are currently recruiting for include research assistants, project managers and medical staff. However, London's reputation as a scientific powerhouse means it is attractive to foreign workers, so competition for the most prestigious scientific roles is strong. Candidates looking for science-based jobs in London will usually need a combination of recognised qualifications, experience and demonstrable achievement. A natural passion and interest in science is essential, as the current ratio of applicants to jobs in London is high.
Research assistants and clerical workers can expect to earn between £18,000 and £40,000 in the science industry. However, senior research professionals will often be able to earn up to £80,000 working for a major commercial organisation within the sector.