Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Medical Related Scientific Services

Resources for specific roles within Medical Related Scientific Services

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for finding out about specific roles within Medical Related Scientific Services.

Clinical Scientists training (NHS Scotland)

Information on the NHS Scotland postgraduate training programme for Clinical Science. Their website contains details of the format and assessment for the programme as well as information on current posts available.

National Scientist Training Programme (NHS - England)

A three year training programme for Clinical Science posts in England that includes work-based and academic learning. Their website contains details about the programme and the recruitment timetable.

Organisations offering funding for medical-related summer research projects

This document contains details of organisations who offer funding for medical-related summer research projects. Though these are often referred to as "laboratory" experience, they cover the full range of research, including data/literature searches, working with people (such as exercise or nutrition research) and pedagogical studies to enhance teaching.

Job websites for Pharmaceutical Careers

The link below will take you to a list of websites that list vacancies in the Pharmaceutical sector.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

Information and resources about careers in the pharmaceutical industry, including medical writing, drug discovery, animal technology, engineering, sales & marketing, IT, etc.

BIA (BioIndustry Association)

The trade association for innovative enterprises in the UK's bioscience sector. Their website has a list of BIA member companies as well as details of events and jobs.

Institute of Biomedical Science

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for biomedical scientists in the UK.

Opportunity North East (ONE) - Life Sciences

Website explaining how Opportunity North East supports the Life Sciences sector in the North East of Scotland. There is information about ONE's objectives for the Life Sciences sector and links to news articles.

Life Sciences in Scotland

Informative website about what is happening in the life sciences sector in Scotland.

Scottish Development International

Informative website about the life sciences and biotech sector in Scotland.

Scottish Industry Directories: Life and Chemical Sciences

Contact details of Scottish based organisations in this sector.

Institute of Clinical Research

Organisation for clinical research professionals. Information on careers and job vacancies.

Careers in Healthcare Science (NHS)

Information on the range of career options within Healthcare Science.

Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences

UK-based professional membership body for Pharmaceutical Scientists. Their website has details of latest vacancies and information on pursuing a career in this area.

Royal Society of Biology jobs listing

Search for the latest Biology-related opportunities.

Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. It is the UK's largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research. Information on funding.

Leverhulme Trust

Makes awards for the support of research and education, emphasising individuals and encompassing all subject areas. Grants & awards, including Early Career Fellowships.

CATCH - Clinical Academic Training and Careers Hub

Information on what is involved in being a Clinical Academic. You can read case studies of people working in this area and find out about training opportunities.

Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists (ARCS)

Professional body supporting the needs and research and development interests of those involved in reproductive sciences in the UK and worldwide. Their website has information on training and qualifications as well as details of latest job opportunities (members only).

NHS STP Aptitude Test online preparation (Practice4Me)

Information on what the test involves and advice on how to prepare. There are also some free practice questions.

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. .

Healthcare Science News

Website offering advice for healthcare science professionals and those looking towards a career in this area.