I want to work in...Industrial biotechnology

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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What is industrial biotechnology?
Find out more about the different subspecialities that comprise biotechnology

Typical job profiles


Useful online resources

UK National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030

National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology in Scotland to 2025 (pdf)

The 2018 Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Life and Chemical Sciences sector provides an overview of the sector and highlights skills challenges and priorities (pdf)

Learn more about the Circular Economy from Zero Waste Scotland

Global analysis of market trends in life sciences and biotechnology


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Identify Industrial Biotechnology Organisations:

  • Use the Life & Chemical Sciences Directory to identify industrial biotechnology companies in Scotland
  • Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) industry has a list of members
  • Use the European Biotechnology Industry Map to identify industrial biotechnology companies in Europe

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Professional bodies

 UK Bioindustry Association


See also our sections on Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.