101 jobs that change the world

Research and innovation needs a diverse range of researchers and innovators, but also many people working with them to drive progress.

The range of skills and talents to foster the world-class innovation system the UK needs is huge, but often under-recognised.

We launched our 101 jobs campaign to highlight some of the many roles that contribute to the success of the research and innovation system.

We are sharing profiles of the people who work, often behind the scenes, in a wide variety of roles. Together they represent the many fulfilling career paths in research and innovation beyond the traditional image of a researcher or innovator.

Our 101 jobs profiles offer a glimpse into the lives of the varied people who are working across the research and innovation system, some in remote or unusual locations. Their jobs are essential to the creative, dynamic research and innovation system we need, and they really do change the world.

101 jobs in action

Amanda Solloway MP

Science Minister, UK government

Dr Ruth Weir

Entrepreneurship Advisor, University College London

Ian Patmore

Fieldwork Technician, UCL Geography Department, London

Ivy Nandongwa

Program Administrative Assistant, African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Paul Cesar

Infrastructure Manager, STFC RAL Space building R100

You and your job

Hannah Ladd-Jones

Engagement Officer, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS)

Andrew Christie

Agronomist and Agri-Technologist, The James Hutton Institute

Anna Lawton

Health Safety and Biosafety Advisor, The Pirbright Institute

Dr Julia Miskelly

Genomics Core Technology Unit Manager, Queen’s University Belfast

Albane Imbert

Head of the Making Lab, The Francis Crick Institute

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