Skilled in medical technologies? Progress your career in Scotland

From bionic hands to retinal scanners, we’re excelling in diagnostics, imaging, therapeutic devices and more. You can too. Work in exciting new start-ups or major multinationals in world-class facilities. Be a part of life-changing research.

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If you want to develop your career in cutting-edge medical technology, Scotland is the place. From innovative start-ups to global players, we’re home to a diverse community of around 250 medical technology companies.

The depth and range of opportunity is nothing short of impressive. Use your skills in areas ranging from devices development and design, bioengineering, physics and photonics, electronics and specialised software solutions to molecular diagnostics. There are also exciting opportunities in associated fields like device regulation and health economics - both are highly in demand to help bring medical technologies to market.

More than 7,000 people work in our thriving med-tech industry. Here you can work for globally renowned companies like LifeScan Scotland (Johnson & Johnson) and Toshiba, or innovative home-grown industry leaders of every size such as Optos and Touch Bionics.

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

Impressively, 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. We also boast four medical schools.

Did you know we’re also home to a dedicated Medical Devices Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Strathclyde? And 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 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 Scotland 

Develop your career in exciting areas of medical technology and use your skills in some of the world’s top academic and industry organisations.

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