Scientific Research and Development covers a wide range of industries from pharmaceutical to biotechnology, agriculture, aerospace and defence and disease. In this area of science you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and technical skills to solving problems and developing new products, processes or systems to overcome the problems you are focussing on. “Do you enjoy designing experiments, observing and analysing results, drawing conclusions and testing them out? This is scientific research.
Laboratory technicians carry out routine laboratory tests and checks, and perform a variety of technical support functions requiring the application of established or prescribed procedures and techniques.
Product and process development scientists are concerned with improving the efficiency and profitability of the manufactured products that we use every day.
Research and development (R&D) managers lead teams of scientists and engineers to create new products and improve existing ones.