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Progress your medical technologies career in Scotland

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

Be a part of life-changing research

If you want to develop your career in cutting-edge medical technology, Scotland is the place to be.

From innovative startups to global players, we’re home to a diverse community of around 250 medical technology companies.

A wide range of exciting career opportunities are available.

Work for globally renowned companies

More than 7000 people work in our thriving medtech industry. Here you can work for globally renowned companies such as LifeScan Scotland (Johnson & Johnson) and Toshiba, or innovative home-grown industry leaders of every size such as Optos and Touch Bionics.

The depth and range of opportunity is impressive. You can use your skills in areas including:

  • Device development and design
  • Bioengineering
  • Physics and photonics
  • Electronics and specialised software solutions
  • Molecular diagnostics

There are also exciting opportunities in associated fields like device regulation and health economics – both are in high demand for helping to bring medical technologies to market.

Ground-breaking research and state-of-the-art facilities

All 15 of our universities are involved in ground-breaking medical technology research and many skills and ideas can be easily accessed using the Scottish university pools.

The Scottish University Physics Alliance (SUPA), for example, works closely with industry on subjects like photonics and imaging. Not only do our universities offer a rich stream of ideas, but you’ll also have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Scotland also boasts four medical schools.

Scotland is also home to a dedicated Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Strathclyde. You’ll also find the Institute of Medical Science and Technologies at Dundee University.

Both are ranked among the top 10 best international academic institutions for scientists to work in.

Focused on application-oriented research, the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics in Glasgow is the only Fraunhofer site in the UK. With its expertise on laser technologies, the centre provides exciting opportunities and has strong interactions with academia and industry.

Develop your career in medical technologies in Scotland