Biotechnology

Similar to the Pharmaceutical industry the Biotechnology sector is also a very complex and vast industry which involves a broad range of skill sets and key areas of expertise. This market is sometimes also referred to as the Life Sciences sector due to the fact it involves the use of organisms and living systems to make useful products. The products generated from the biotechnology industry can have applications in to medication as well as food and agriculture.
Biotechnology industry

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Global Product Manager - Bioprocess
Hampshire | £47,000 to £57,000 per annum - Car + Bonus
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Head of Marketing - Biotechnology
City of London | £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
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Bioinformatician - Immunology
Cambridgeshire | Competitive
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Due to the use of biological systems and living organisms the areas of research & development and the core science involved can be very niche and can include topics such as genetic / genome sequencing, cell and tissue culturing as well as bioprocess engineering.

The biotechnology industry combines pure biological sciences with more process / technology skills hence the name Biotechnology. Modern biotechnology is often associated with the use of genetically altered microorganisms for the production of antibiotics and other synthetic compounds. Biotechnology companies may vary in the type of microorganisms they use be it E.Coli or yeast, for example, and whether they produce products from mammalian, plant, insect , bacterial or stem cells.

Typically they differ from the Pharmaceutical sector as they produce larger biological molecules which will generally address targets which a small molecule Pharmaceutical cannot – generally known as a Biopharmaceutical.

The biotechnology industry provides ability to manufacturer existing medicines in a relatively easy and cheaper manner than some Pharmaceutical companies, and due to the advances in gene therapies they are intending to result in the breakthrough of many new drug targets to come.

Some key skills sets which we support in this sector include: We are experienced and have a passion for supporting specialist skill sets in the Biotechnology industry and would welcome anybody interested in exploring new roles in this sector to get in touch to see how we can help you with you next steps.

Latest jobs in this sector

Global Product Manager - Bioprocess
Hampshire | £47,000 to £57,000 per annum - Car + Bonus
View Job
Head of Marketing - Biotechnology
City of London | £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
View Job
Bioinformatician - Immunology
Cambridgeshire | Competitive
View Job