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Midlothian Science Zone welcome contributions of news articles, industry events and job vacancies that would be of interest to our science, innovation and research based sector.

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If you're located within Midlothian Science Zone then we want to hear from you. Simply email us your news articles, announcements, job vacancies and events for consideration or send us a link to an article on your website. We will share relevant articles and events to a wider audience through our website and social media channels.

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Job Opportunities

There is a wealth of job vacancies within Midlothian Science Zone, at every stage of your career from entry level to more senior positions, with roles across a broad spectrum including administrative, marketing, laboratory work, research, consultancy, management.

Take a look at a selection of current Job Vacancies within Midlothian Science Zone. This is updated regularly so of if there is nothing suitable at the moment then check again soon.

If you are an employer within the zone and have a vacancy you would like us to share, please email Enquiries.

MSZ Business Forum

MSZ Business Forum, in association with Midlothian Business Gateway, launched in December 2020. We host events several times a year on a variety of themes,  designed to encourage engagement and collaboration between organisations 'in the zone'. Each event brings together a wide range of businesses to identify shared support needs, collaborative opportunities and share knowledge across the region, signposting to research, expertise and business services with invited guest speakers on themes of benefit to the community in the zone.

Our next MSZ Business Forum will be hosted on Tuesday, 7th December at 1pm,
at the Roslin Institute on The University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush Campus.  

The theme of this event will be 'Core Facilities & Equipment' with guest speaker, Val Hughes-White, Campus Operations Officer. There will also be an opportunity to tour some of the specialist scientific facilities on Campus after the Forum. 

This is a milestone event for the Forum, marking 12 months since our first virtual meeting so we are delighted this will hosted at a world-leading research institute in the zone.

We expect demand to be high and as this is an in-person event, followed by a tour, there is a limit on numbers so we recommend booking early. 

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If you would like to be notified of future MSZ Business Forum Events, please contact Emma McCallum.

Previous Events

12 October 2021: MSZ Business Forum with guest speaker Ishani Malhotra, CEO and Founder of Carcinotech Ltd, a MedTech company which focuses on manufacturing 3D cancer research models. ishani shared her entrepreneurial journey, challenges and achievements. This was a hybrid event (online/in-person), hosted at Roslin Innovation Centre.

3 August 2021: MSZ Business Forum with guest speaker Ross Houston from the Roslin Institute, providing an update on the latest aquaculture research projects, genome editing technologies in aquaculture species and the expansion of aquaculture research, innovation, translation, teaching on Easter Bush Campus.

4 May 2021: MSZ Business Forum with guest speaker Lisa Williams, Director of Business Development at Agri-EPI (Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation) Centref introducing the support and facilities at the Northern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub, Easter Bush Campus, and resources and services at other UK Centres.

9 March 2021: MSZ Business Forum with guest speaker Dr Lawrence Brown on the theme of Data-Driven Innovation and Entrepreneurship and opportunities for collaboration and funding.


View MSZ Business Forum Terms of Reference


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