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Stem cells and regenerative medicine careers in Scotland

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.

Find new opportunities

Scotland is uniquely positioned to develop your career in renowned life science organisations, state-of-the art laboratories and leading academic institutions.

New and exciting opportunities are literally around the corner. Our major centres for stem cell research are conveniently found within a 90-minute drive of each other.

Be part of the future of science

Scotland is home to Europe’s largest and most highly regarded stem cell research hub.

Our revolutionary scientific breakthroughs, including 3D stem cell valve-based printing and Dolly the sheep, continue to transform stem cell and regenerative medicine.

In Scotland you can use your skills in exciting areas, including:

  • Cell therapy clinical trials
  • Cell line manufacturing
  • Clinical and translational research
  • Stem cell technology research and development

Scotland also has a community of experts that includes front runners like Professor Sir Ian Wilmut and Professor Ian Chambers.

Scotland’s interdisciplinary university research, backed by the highest ethical standards, makes it the ideal location to conduct stem cell research. In fact, Scotland was chosen to conduct the first approved ATMP stem cell clinical trials in the UK.

First in the world for stem cell research

If you want to work alongside some of the best international researchers, Scotland is the place. Based on citation impact, we’re first in the world for stem cell research and fourth in the world for clinical medicine research.

The UK's most advanced pilot-scale embryonic stem cell clinical manufacturing facility – the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine – and the world-leading Institute for Stem Cell Research are both based in Scotland.

Work for leading companies

Here you can work for top companies like Roslin Cells, Sistemic, Pharmacells, BiogelX and many contract research organisations who have adopted exciting stem cell enabling technologies.

From ‘bench to bedside’, there are ties between our academic sector, public sector and commercial enterprises. Our strong university and industry links can help you to convert stem cell research into therapeutic applications.

For more information about Scottish companies who are working in stem cells and regenerative medicine, explore the Health Research and Innovative directory opens in a new window , as well as the Life and Chemical sciences directory opens in a new window .

Collaborative, fast and efficient

Our collaborative approach offers fast and efficient approval of multi-centre clinical research studies, so you’ll get to see the benefits of your work.

Scotland’s centres of excellence in genetics, medicine and technology include the University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. In addition to excelling at home, Scotland also has strong research links with Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East.

Expand your career in Scotland

If you’ve got the skills Scotland needs, now’s the time to expand your career in our acclaimed life science companies, state-of-the art labs and leading academic institutions.