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Progress your science career in Scotland

Scotland is the ideal place to build a rewarding career in Scotland’s thriving science industry. If you're aiming to be a scientist, technologist, researcher, sales and marketing professional, or even a CEO, you'll find rewarding science opportunities at every level.

Scotland's thriving science industry

In Scotland you won’t just work in science – you’ll build a diverse and rewarding career in a thriving industry, making new discoveries every day.

Scotland's scientific work is not just good – it’s exceptional. From discovering penicillin to cloning 'Dolly’ the sheep and creating the bionic hand, historically we’re one of the best in the business.

And we continue to innovate and inspire the future. You can too – in medical technology, pharma services, regenerative medicine and more.

Collaboration and pioneering research

Work in one of the largest life science clusters in Europe.

Our pioneering research, along with nearby hospitals, drug clinics and world-renowned organisations, means that in Scotland you can truly collaborate, bringing new concepts to life and life-changing products to market.

Enjoy our welcoming culture and breath-taking scenery, and be a part of something truly revolutionary.

Scotland works for me

Find out more from people who have made the move to Scotland to build exceptional careers and enjoy brilliant lifestyles.

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Find your sector

  • Bioinformatics

    Skilled in bioinformatics? Take your bioinformatics career to the next level in Scotland and work in one of the world’s top centres for biomedical commercialisation. There’s endless opportunity to expand your career here.

  • Drug discovery and development

    Skilled in drug discovery and development? Progress your career in Scotland. We’re at the forefront of cutting-edge, globally recognised drug research and development including, diabetes, neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic medicine.

  • Pharma services and contract research

    Scotland is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting locations for pharma services and contract research. Whether you’re a scientist, researcher or regulatory support expert, there are many opportunities to expand your career in Scotland.

  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine

    Skilled in stem cells and regenerative medicine? Progress your career in Scotland — home to Europe’s largest stem cell research hub. Our strong university and industry links can help you to convert stem cell research into therapeutic applications.

  • Translational medicine

    Scotland is the ideal place to progress your career in translational medicine. We’re leading the way in translational medicine – speeding up the process of developing drugs to treat diseases. Our outstanding network is globally recognised for its excellence.

  • Chemical science

    Scotland excels in chemical sciences, chemical engineering, catalysis, industrial biotechnology and more. Develop your career in Scotland and work for exciting new startups or global manufacturers in world-class facilities. Help us drive transformational change.

  • Medical technologies

    Scotland has exciting career opportunities in our thriving medtech industry. From bionic hands to retinal scanners, Scotland excels in diagnostics, imaging, therapeutic devices and more. Work in exciting new startups or major multinationals in world-class facilities.

Search for science jobs

Build a rewarding career in our thriving science industry, making new discoveries every day. From hands-on scientist, technologist and researchers to CEOs, and sales and marketing, there’s exciting opportunities at every level.