Skilled in bioinformatics? Progress your career in Scotland.

From e-science to medical applications and genome comparison, we’re using our technology and expertise to answer some of the biggest questions about cancer, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Use your skills to be a part of the solution.


Our globally-recognised research and technology coupled with well-established links between industry and academia means bioinformatics is an exciting area of work that’s rapidly developing in Scotland. We need your specialised skills to ensure Scotland continues to excel.

There’s endless opportunity to expand your career in bioinformatics groups like Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) and the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum. If fact, no one has more bioinformatics research groups per capita than Scotland. 

Microarrays and gene expression analysis, sequence comparison and alignment and genome comparison are some of the areas we particularly excel at. Our other bioinformatics technical strengths include:

  • Protein structure prediction and modelling
  • Visualisation and image analysis
  • Modelling of cellular processes
  • Data and knowledge representation
  • Medical applications of bioinformatics

Academic and commercial excellence

Did you know we’re home to thousands of industrial and academic researchers, making Scotland one of the largest global centres of bioinformatics excellence in the UK? The considerable depth and diversity means you can collaborate and use your specialised talents in diverse and innovative companies like Actual Analytics, Aridhia, ARK Genomics and Fios Genomics.

As a researcher, you’ll be able to take advantage of open-access research facilities like as the Scottish Instrumentation and Resource Centre for Advanced Mass Spectrometry at University of Edinburgh, and further facilities at Universities of Glasgow and Dundee. All specialise in instrumentation for proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics.

We're also home to the Farr Institute @ Scotland, a collaboration between six Scottish universities and National Health Service (NHS), part of a UK-wide initiative to harnesses electronic data to improve healthcare.

Top 10 centres

If you want to work in one of the world’s top centres for biomedical commercialisation, our impressive £600 million life science facility the Edinburgh BioQuarter, is the place. Discover the best international academic institutions for scientists to work in – including the universities of Dundee and St Andrews, ranking in the top 10.

We’re home to numerous centres of bioinformatics research excellence like Roslin Institute Bioinformatics, ARK-Genomics, a UK-wide hub for farm animal genomics, and the Sir Henry Wellcome Functional Genomics Centre, to name only a few.

Expand your career in Scotland

Really your career options are endless. Use your specialised skills in areas like the structure and function of biomolecules, the genetics of complex diseases, pathway biology, and more. 

Be a part of something truly revolutionary and exciting. Expand your career in Scotland’s bioinformatics across the country.

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