Clinical Research Organizations
If you are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacology, want to work with people and want to be where the action is, you should join a clinical research organization. CROs are contracted by pharmaceutical companies to conduct their clinical trials. They often have doctor jobs and nursing jobs available as clinical trials always need doctors to monitor volunteers taking part in the studies and nurses to care for the volunteers.
The pharmaceutical industry in the UK employs around 70,000 people and its exports in 1997 were worth £5.5 billion. The world's top 10 pharmaceutical companies have a home base in the UK and many of the most widely used drugs in medicine were discovered here.