What can I do with my science degree?

A guide to careers outside the lab in the pharmaceutical and healthcare agency sector.


Graduate Schemes


  Radical Departures


Radical Departures is an award-winning, digital healthcare communications agency based in South West London.

We specialise in creative, digital solutions, including brand campaigns and online learning and development. Our work includes eLearning, eDetail aids, websites, video, scientific animations and interactive sales materials, for a range of UK and Global clients within the healthcare sector.

We typically take on one graduate per year. This person will have the necessary skills and personality to join our experienced and expanding production team in Kew. New graduates are immersed in all aspects of the business, with a predominant focus on the day-to-day responsibilities of being part of the multi-disciplinary account teams producing award-winning projects. Regular tasks include generating copy, managing referencing, working with the design and development team, testing, attending client meetings, contributing research to new business proposals and being part of the social media team including use of Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

It is essential that those on the graduate scheme have a good Life Sciences degree to enable immediate understanding of the scientific/medical projects you will be working on, coupled with a creative mind, excellent attention to detail, as well as the self-confidence, strength of personality and enthusiasm to work hard and become an integral member of the team.

We’re always looking out for new talent for our software development team also. Please visit our website to find out more about Radical Departures and to get in touch.

  Syneos Health


Created through the merger of two industry-leading companies, Syneos Health™ now brings together more than 24,000 clinical and commercial minds with the ability to support customers in more than 110 countries. Forming part of this is Syneos Health Communications; an integrated healthcare communications agency with offices globally. We provide a full-range of creative communications services including but not limited to; Public Relations, Medical Education, Advertising and Digital. The Syneos Health Communications Graduate Training Programme allows recent college graduates the opportunity to hold a position within one of our award-winning communications agencies in our New York, Santa Monica and London offices. In addition to daily on-the-job training, these employees also participate in an extensive in-house training programme throughout the first few months of employment. We find that this unique combination empowers our new trainees and gives them a foundation on which to build their skills as well as immerses them in our culture. Available opportunities in this programme include roles within our advertising, public relations and medical communications agencies. Trainings are run by internal and external trainers, exposing Graduate Trainees directly to our business leaders and shapers. For more information, visit https://syneoshealthcommunications.com/healthcare-marketing-jobs or to apply for a graduate position with Syneos Health Communications, please send through your CV to recruitmentlondon@syneoshealth.com

Contact: Kayleigh McDonald - kayleigh.mcdonald@syneoshealth.com




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Contact: Mike Wood - mike@pharmiweb.com, Tel: +44 845 5651771


  Blue Latitude


Blue Latitude Health is a creative marketing consultancy, built for modern healthcare marketing. Combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency, we work across the entire marketing landscape – globally and regionally, strategically and tactically, at a brand, portfolio and organisational level.

Our full-service offering is delivered by bringing together four world-class capabilities – Insight, Strategy, Customer Experience and Creative. And our collaborative structure and agile approach enable us to deliver exceptional customer engagements, efficiently and effectively.

We’ve been working with commercial and medical functions in the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies since 2003. Working across stakeholders in over 35 countries, we specialise in complex therapy areas (including oncology, immunology and antibiotics) and in bringing innovative and breakthrough products to market including, precision medicines.

When you start your career, at BLH, you are assigned a development manager and a personal budget for training to help you clarify and accelerate your career progression. Alongside this we offer a huge variety of companywide training, but it’s not all work as we also have a dedicated social committee who organise our spectacular summer and Christmas parties and numerous other events.

Our core values factor into everything we do enabling our inclusive working environment:

  • People first
  • Everyone contributes
  • Always getting better
  • Strategic thinking
  • Stronger together
  • Work smart over work late
  • Do the right thing

Part of the Fishawack Group of Companies, BLH is 100 strong, based in London and New York.  For more information email us at talent@bluelatitude.com or go to www.bluelatitude.com

Contact: talent@bluelatitude.com, Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 1840




emotive is an independent, London-based, award-winning healthcare communications agency committed to changing lives by helping global life science companies bring novel and innovative products to patients. We recognise that only true engagement can facilitate change and we use our combination of scientific, creative and technical expertise to stimulate optimal participation of all those in the care pathway. We are proud to work with amazing clients on some of the most exciting and meaningful products that will transform healthcare and our values; IMAGINATION, COLLABORATION, EMPOWERMENT and INTEGRITY reflect this. We seek to hire extraordinary talent with the right skills and experience and who hold these same values.

Contact: join@thinkemotive.com




Omnicom Health Group is the largest healthcare marketing and communications group in the world. With more than 3,200 talented specialists dedicated exclusively to health, we have the expertise, insight, creativity, and scale to engage customers across the entire healthcare ecosystem. And create meaningful change through better, more innovative communications. We blend scientific expertise with passionate creativity to drive innovation and advance health across the globe. The experts across our network do science differently, and so can you!

The Omnicom Health Group Rotational Graduate Programme is designed to allow 2019 graduates with medical or scientific degrees to explore multiple roles within the Healthcare Advertising/Communications industry. Across two years you will learn from our most talented and creative professionals, grow your skills and abilities, and ultimately choose the career path that’s right for you.

Year 1: Practice Area Rotations
Graduates will rotate through various departments such as Account Services, Copy, Medical & Scientific Affairs and Planning.

Year 2: Practice Area Selection
After completing a year of rotations, Senior Graduates continue as full members of their assigned department and serve as mentors to the following year’s cohort of Graduates.

Application Process  
Please apply via Linkedin by searching for ‘Omnicom Health Group Graduate Programme 2019’ or directly to Alex Frith - afrith@omnicomhealthgroup.com. We also have a number of entry-level roles that come up frequently within our network so please do get in touch regarding these too!

Contact: Alex Frith - afrith@omnicomhealthgroup.com




precisioneffect is a London based, Global Multi-Channel Marketing healthcare agency, and devoted to working with healthcare companies across the world who are committed to changing the standard of care for patients.

With more than 175 marketing professionals across Boston, Chicago, Costa Mesa, and London we deliver essential global marketing expertise and execution for our clients.

We blend in-depth insight, sound strategy and meaningful creativity into powerful campaigns that reach the right people at the right time through the right channels.

Contact: recruitment@precisioneffect.co.uk , Tel: 01753 860046


  Four Health


Four Health offers integrated solutions aimed at healthcare professionals, patients and policy makers on a global basis. Innovators in healthcare communications, we provide an unrivalled service for pharma, biotech, NGOs and other providers. Services include public relations, public affairs, medical education, patient advocacy, access communications, media planning & buying and analysis, research and strategy.

Contact: CareersGroup@fourcommunications.com


  Red Nucleus


Red Nucleus is an award winning global agency providing learning and performance programmes for the life sciences industry. We work exclusively within life sciences with leading pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. Our global team support commercial and medical organisations to develop innovative learning solutions that build capability across skills and scientific acumen. From product launches to new hire onboarding to advanced capability development, we are recognised for our commitment to quality and long-term impact. Contact us today to learn more.

Contact: Karen Williams - kwilliams@rednucleus.com, Tel: +44 7879893080