Where to find a job

Almost every job vacancy nowadays is advertised on the internet.

Where to find a job

So to get the right job, you need to go to the right website. We’ve selected the cream of recruitment sites offering jobs to physicists.

www.brightrecruits.com
A new website from IOP Publishing dedicated to physics graduates and industry professionals with a background in physics.

www.prospects.ac.uk
A premium careers management and coaching service offering a range of “pay-at-the-point-of-use” specialist career development services.

www.jobsinscience.com
Jobs in Science pretty much does what is says on the tin. It’s a specialist employment agency for scientists in the UK, and includes a special physics section

tiptop.iop.org
The self-styled“ dynamic job list for physicists” features regular vacancies and the opportunity for you to place your own ad, free of charge

www.phdjobs.com
A valuable source for PhD careers. Includes job hunting tips as well as listings

www.ecmselection.co.uk/jobs
A Cambridge-based recruiter that places candidates with some of the UK’s most innovative technology companies

cerncourier.com/cws/latest/cern
The international journal of high-energy physics features its own regular international job page

nanotechweb.org
Job ads are one feature of this specialist site on nanotechnology

www.excelscient.com
A job resource for specialists in physics and maths, from undergraduates in search of temporary placements to highly experienced lecturers and researchers

www.jobs.ac.uk
A source of worldwide vacancies in universities, further education colleges, research institutions, companies, schools and charities

www.insidecareers.co.uk
A graduate-focussed website for jobs in the following sectors: banking, patent law, management consultancy, and more

www.prospects.ac.uk
A very wide range of vacancies on the UK’s official graduate website

One last thing: don’t forget to check the websites of the quality national press, including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times. Their websites all advertise science-related jobs. And if you’re particularly interested in working for a certain organisation, check their site for vacancies.

last edited: October 01, 2012