Developing careers in science

The School of Biochemistry is committed to providing a positive working environment for all.

By developing good employment practices, we are tackling the unequal representation of all genders in a variety of job sectors. One of our goals is to tackle the under representation of women in research, teaching and clinical posts, and improving career progression for female academics, the School is contributing to the national goal of advancing women in sectors traditionally dominated by men. 

Bristol Clear

The Bristol Clear project was initiated and has been championed by the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Professor Nishan Canagarajah, who said: ‘Research staff are crucial to the success of our institution and its research endeavour. We pride ourselves in attracting the most talented researchers to Bristol and the aim of Bristol Clear is to attract them and nurture them with the support they need to be successful.’ The Bristol Clear project provides coaching, mentoring and career drop in sessions, amongst other services. For more information about what's available, please see

Life Sciences - Careers Beyond Academia seminar series

This seminar series was set up by Professor Paul Martin in collaboration with PhD students. Supported by The Wellcome Trust, it gives a flavour of different career options for people with a Life Science related degree. 

Careers support for students

Students (Undergrad, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research) can find useful careers advice at Additionally, Undergraduate students can find career information on the Blackboard Honours Biochemistry page.

Assistance with caring expenses for conferences and training

To ensure that individuals with caring responsibilities can have equal access to training and development opportunities, you can claim towards the expenses associated with this.
Please see the Travel, Subsistence and Expenses Policy for more details.


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