Society for Endocrinology - a world-leading authority on hormones


Basic science pathways

A career in scientific research.

As scientists, working in endocrinology, we are fascinated with how organ systems and chemical signals communicate, enabling the development and function of the entire body.  There is no such thing as a typical endocrine scientist and you may find that as your career develops, you move in to and out of different endocrinology related areas. 

How to get there...

If you are considering a research career in endocrinology, you will probably start with a life-sciences degree, followed by either a masters or PhD in a more specialised area.  

The Royal Society of Biology provides an excellent guide to get you started on this pathway.

Pursuing a career in biology guide


Discover endocrine career profiles

Our scientist members come from almost every discipline of research, all have a shared interest in hormones and signalling. Use the links below to view career profiles from endocrinologists following a variety of different career pathways.