Careers Resources

Careers Resources



Gradcracker - is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on than on any other careers website in the UK.

Gradcracker Toolkit

Comprehensive guide to STEM careers. Explore over 60 different industries and meet some great employers.

TARGETjobs - Science and Research

An overview of career options in Science with job descriptions, case studies and details of the latest work experience and graduate opportunities.

Science Careers

Contains UK and international vacancies, as well as careers advice with job profiles and topical articles.

Nature Jobs

Science career information, tools and job search facility produced by Nature.

Enginuity (formerly Semta)

Organisation providing practical solutions for individuals, educators, and manufacturing and engineering employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data.

NHS Scotland recruitment

Latest vacancies in NHS Scotland.

Specialist jobsite for careers in academic, research, science and related professions. Thousands of jobs, free Jobs by Email service, specialist careers advice, blogs and much more.

Academic Jobs EU

Academic Jobs EU is an independent company with the objective of facilitating recruitment and providing career related services to European academic institutions. provides database of academic and research jobs in Europe, including PhD studentships.


Lantra - Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector. Website has careers sections for a range of industries, including routes into various careers in them.

Scottish Enterprise

Scotland's main economic, enterprise, innovation and investment agency. Website includes sector specific information for Scotland with links to company details. Covers tourism, energy, textiles, life sciences and aerospace, defence and marine.

Entrust Resource Solutions (Recruitment for Scientists)

Recruitment agency specialising in finding job opportunities for scientists at all levels.


Recruitment company for broad-based science, engineering and clinical jobs, covering all levels of appointment.

New Scientist Jobs

Database for science jobs produced by New Scientist.


Professional networking site for the Science community. Registration free. There is also details of current vacancies.


EuroScienceJobs is a recruitment medium for international science experts and international organisations doing scientific research in Europe.

Life Sciences Scotland Company Directory

The Life Sciences Scotland Company Directory is the essential reference guide to Scottish life sciences companies, research centres, trade associations and academic institutes. .

STEM Women

This website allows female students and graduates to search for jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine, advertised by organisations who are committed to receiving an equal number of male and female applications.

How to succeed as a Scientist

This practical guide explains how you can develop the skills required to build a successful career in academia and beyond.

  • Author: Barbara J, Gabrys and Jane A. Langdale
  • Published: 2012

This book is available to borrow from the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Please check the library catalogue for details.

Building a successful career in Scientific Research

This guide for PhD students and Postdocs offers advice on a range of topics, including time management, report writing, presentation skills, writing papers, supervising students, teaching and writing grant proposals.

  • Author: Phil Dee
  • Published: 2006

This book is available to borrow from the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Please check the library catalogue for details.

Royal Society of Biology jobs listing

Search for the latest Biology-related opportunities.

Successful Careers Beyond the Lab

In this book professionals from a range of backgrounds contribute articles on their career paths, highlighting the broad range of opportunities available for Science graduates beyond laboratory-based roles.

  • Author: David J. Bennett and Richard C. Jennings
  • Published: 2017

This book is available to borrow from the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Please check the library catalogue for details.

Scottish Life Sciences Association

This website provides useful background information on the Life Sciences sector in Scotland. There are also a small number of vacancies advertised, mainly for PhD students with experience.

Research Councils in the UK

Links to the websites of the UK Research Councils and websites listing current opportunities within them.

Find a PostDoc

Website dedicated to postdoctoral job opportunities.

Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) is an educational charity, registered in Scotland. Fellowships, research & enterprise awards.

Association for Qualitative Research

Excellent reference section, business directory, useful contacts, training and jobs.

Vitae - careers website for Researchers

Vitae is a national organisation for the personal, professional & career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. The Careers section of their website contains some excellent career planning resources, such as information on graduate destinations of research students, advice on how to analyse your skills and help with job applications (including sample academic CVs).

The Royal Society

The Royal Society is the national academy of science of the UK and the Commonwealth and supports top young scientists, engineers and technologists, influences science policy, debates scientific issues with the public and much more. Information on research funding.

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