It’s not all about the bench

This guest post comes from Wilma Anderson, Business Development Manager at Tissue Solutions, an SME based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow. We asked Wilma to share her journey from  an NHS pathology lab to speaker at scientific conferences. We are delighted that Wilma is coming on campus on Thursday 16th March for our … Continue reading It’s not all about the bench

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Working in pharma without a science degree

So you might have thought that the majority of student placements in the pharmaceutical industry were in R&D and only open to scientists. But according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) report published last year, there has been a 78 per cent increase since 2013 in undergraduate placements for roles that have … Continue reading Working in pharma without a science degree

Life (like) robots

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this post with some exciting updates and developments at the University - Rebecca In a time of fast-moving political change, the University of Edinburgh has announced something of a coup in the field of scientific change. Scientists are marking the opening of the first fully automated DNA production … Continue reading Life (like) robots

Keeping Scotland at the forefront of life science innovation

Thanks to Sunergos Innovations for this guest blog post with an update on the life sciences sector Stimulating innovation and sector growth through university/industry collaborations  - Dr Mike Capaldi, CEO, Sunergos Innovations Scotland has always been at the forefront of life science innovation with Edinburgh playing a key role, from Lister’s discovery of antiseptic and … Continue reading Keeping Scotland at the forefront of life science innovation

Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this update on what's happening in the Scottish life sciences sector - Rebecca Leading cell manufacturer Roslin Cells was spun out from the company that cloned Dolly the sheep. Now the company offers two main services – Cell Therapy Contract Manufacturing and Development, and Research Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

SLS investment in Scottish Science

Many thanks to Susan Bird for this news story and quick update on the life sciences sector in Scotland - Rebecca Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent British-owned supplier of scientific equipment, chemicals and consumables has relocated its Scottish operations to BioCity Scotland, showing its commitment to investing in science in Scotland. BioCity … Continue reading SLS investment in Scottish Science

Healthcare transformers: the medical technology sector

Many thanks to Susan Bird for this really interesting blog post on career opportunities in the medical technology sector. It gives a really great overview of some of the job roles available so read on to find out more about this fascinating sector -Rebecca  I found a great labour market report which details the landscape … Continue reading Healthcare transformers: the medical technology sector

Destination Dundee: a global impact on the life sciences and creative industries

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this post on the life sciences sector - Rebecca Dundee has been establishing itself as a global centre for life sciences and the creative industries for the last few years and things are about to take a huge step forward with the £1 billion redevelopment of Dundee’s waterfront … Continue reading Destination Dundee: a global impact on the life sciences and creative industries

Greggs Steak Bake (the science in your snacks!): a life sciences recruiter’s perspective

Many thanks to Susan Bird (Careers Consultant for the School of Biological Sciences) for this blog post from Gavin Gallimore which gives an insight into opportunities in the life sciences sector - Rebecca Gavin Gallimore is a scientific recruitment consultant for Search Scientific Consultancy. With a background in microbiology, he’s worked at Astrazeneca and Eli … Continue reading Greggs Steak Bake (the science in your snacks!): a life sciences recruiter’s perspective

Life sciences sector growth in Scotland

We've just spotted an interesting news story in The Herald about the growth of Scotland's life sciences sector.  If you're thinking about working in life sciences in Scotland after graduation then it's worth a look... BioCity Scotland, the country's largest business park and incubator space for life sciences companies, is to launch a public-private innovation … Continue reading Life sciences sector growth in Scotland