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“Compassionate managers who are happy to teach and learn.”
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“A very happy working atmosphere!”
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Top Companies for Principal Research Scientist
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We also have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 64 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and large R&D facilities in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G, NYSE: PG) is one of the largest corporations in the world by market capitalization and is a Fortune Top 10 Most Admired Company. At P&G, we produce globally recognized brands, and we grow and embrace the best business leaders in the industry. For more than 175 years, we have been innovating to touch and improve consumers’ lives. P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. P&G, Building Leaders and Leadership Brands.
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of 87,800 people in more than 40 countries. We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.
The Crick is a distinctive biomedical research institute. We are located in London, but our vision is UK-wide and relevant world-wide: Our ambition is to discover the biology underlying human health, improving the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of human disease, and generating economic opportunities for the UK. Our work helps to understand why disease develops and to find new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat a range of illnesses − such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections and neurodegenerative diseases. We bring together outstanding scientists from all disciplines, carrying out research that will help improve the health and quality of people's lives, and keep the UK at the forefront of medical innovation.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative new medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Vertex scientists and their collaborators are working on new medicines to advance the treatment of hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, MA, Vertex today has research and development sites and commercial offices around the world in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, providing the measurement capability that underpins the UK's prosperity and quality of life for all. From new antibiotics to tackle resistance and more effective cancer treatments, to unhackable quantum communications and superfast 5G, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement to succeed. Building on over a century’s worth of expertise, our science, engineering and technology provides this foundation and helps to make the impossible possible. We save lives, protect the environment and enable citizens to feel safe and secure, as well as support international trade and commercial innovation. As a national laboratory, our advice is always impartial and independent, meaning consumers, investors, policymakers and entrepreneurs can always rely on the work we do.
The National Oceanography Centre conducts brand new research in areas of environmental interest and concern, including innovative techniques in ocean exploration, from the coastal seas to the extreme ocean depths. As a world-leading oceanographic centre, employing over 600 people, we provide excellent opportunities for staff from the UK and around the world. Many of our staff are scientists, engineers or technologists who carry out world-leading research, or develop the machines and run the ships that help us understand the ocean environment. They are supported by a range of staff working in areas as diverse as finance, HR, facilities management and communications. Our sites in Southampton and Liverpool are embedded in university campuses and are part of dynamic learning environments where graduate students carry out research alongside some of the leading scientists in their field.