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Spotlight on Life Sciences Tour

Interested in a Career in Life Sciences?

The Life Science sector in Northern Ireland is a dynamic area encompassing pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, NHS labs, medical devices and more.

It is a key focus for the NI Executive, aiming to create highly skilled opportunities for young graduates.  

Graduates from various disciplines play a crucial role in the sector's success. Whether you're into sciences, engineering, technology, or business, there are exciting opportunities waiting for you.

Two-day programme on 20 & 21 May 2024

Our Spotlight on Life Sciences Tour consists of two-days of in-person workplace visits to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices companies based in Northern Ireland.

The programme is an opportunity to:

  • Meet innovative local scientific employers
  • Hear from professionals in lab and non-lab-based roles
  • Understand the range of potential roles that exist within this area
  • Visit employers at their R&D and manufacturing locations
  • Find out what science is taking place and how.
  • Network with recent graduates and Queen’s alumni.
  • Gain practical career knowledge on summer internships, placements, and graduate opportunities.


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Session dates and times:

Tour dates: 20 & 21 May 2024 

Applications are open until 15 March 2024 on MyFuture for eligible Queen's students to apply. 

Those who are successful in their applications will be provided with further information on the programme itinerary via email after they have been told they are successful in this year's application.

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Eligibility Criteria

This programme is open to first year students in the Medicine, Health and Life Science Faculty (students registered for undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biomedical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences). 

We will be holding an online information session about the tour for eligible Queen's students on 15 February from 1-2pm - you can register for this via our Careers events listing

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Future Ready Award

The Future Ready Award is an employability award that allows you to gain formal recognition and a certificate for the extracurricular experiences gained during your time at Queen’s.

Assessment is based on submission of reflective pieces on sectoral knowledge gained, and career thinking.

You will also be asked to share your experiences of the tour formally with your peers once you return to Queen’s.


List of Employers for Spotlight On Life Sciences Tour 2024

  • Health Innovation Alliance NI (HIRANI)
  • Catalyst
  • Proaxis
  • Phion
  • Fusion Antibodies
  • Cirdan
  • Almac
  • G&L Healthcare Advisors
  • Neurovalens
  • O4 Research
  • Belfast Trust NHS Labs