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Graduate jobs news: Biomedical research units announced
Thursday, 31 July 2008
Science, IT and Engineering
Plans for three new biomedical research units which will help combat disease have been announced.
In news that might be of interest of those looking for graduate jobs in the sector, the government has outlined details of the institutions which will be based in Liverpool, London and Nottingham.
The units will focus on developing research breakthroughs into useable techniques, helping patients benefit from scientific developments more quickly.
Public health minister Dawn Primarolo said: "The new funding will enable high quality research to flourish in these small but excellent research groups and will strengthen our drive to put the UK at the forefront of vital health research, as well as enhancing the nation's international reputation as a centre for excellence."
The units will consist of a partnership between an NHS trust and a university, she added.
Earlier this month, Bill Rammell, minister of state for lifelong learning, further and higher education, wrote to the Times to state that graduate jobs are the starting point of fulfilling careers.