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Progress your translational medicine career in Scotland

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 human diseases. Be a part of Scotland’s outstanding network that's globally recognised for its excellence.

Scientific and clinical expertise

Developing your career in translational medicine in Scotland is an exciting venture. Unlike other places in the world, Scotland’s unparalleled network of scientific and clinical expertise has created robust, collaborative work environments and processes in place to fast-track life-changing therapeutic developments.

This includes:

  • A clinical academic research base with globally competitive trial recruitment and start-up times
  • High-quality teaching hospitals
  • State-of-the-art clinical research facilities
  • An extensive patient database that uniquely allows the entire country to act as one research centre

A network of opportunity at your fingertips

Our nationwide collaborations between researchers, pharmaceutical companies, clinical trial organisations and the National Health Service (NHS) are instrumental in developing innovative ways of speeding up drug development – benefiting patients.

Our network of science parks and technical centres spread across the country and is near universities and industrial zones. The £600 million Edinburgh BioQuarter opens in a new window offers academic, clinical and commercial facilities in one location, making it a world-leading centre for biomedical research and development.

A winning formula for complex projects

Did you know that some of the most prominent cancer studies in the world are conducted at the Cancer Research UK-Beatson Laboratories in Glasgow opens in a new window ? You can work to deliver exciting complex collaborative translational projects in multiple key diseases right across the country.

A pioneering £10.8 million agreement between Dundee University and a consortium of leading pharmaceutical companies aims to accelerate the development of improved drugs to treat global diseases such as cancer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. This is a testament to Scotland’s winning formula of infrastructure, skills and university networks in the drug development space.

Leading research and centres of excellence

Scotland is a leading research hub and boasts four university centres of excellence in translational medicine – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.

Explore Scotland’s translational medicine ecosystem opens in a new window on Scottish Industry Directories.

Expand your career in Scotland

We’re consistently breaking new ground, so whatever your passion, and however niche your expertise, you’ll find a home for it in Scotland.