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The Medicines Discovery Institute provides a dynamic and stimulating research environment with impressive modern facilities and high-calibre staff and students.

An international hub of drug discovery

We recruit exceptional scientists from around the world to shape and deliver our future vision.

“At the Medicines Discovery we foster an environment for professional development whilst undertaking exciting research that will make real life impact for patients.”
Professor John Atack Director, Medicines Discovery Institute

Joining the Medicines Discovery Institute provides the opportunity to take part in world-leading science, develop as a professional and make a real impact on the lives of patients.

“The Medicines Discovery Institute is a great place to work due to the multidisciplinary setting. As a biologist, being able to work alongside chemists in the drug discovery process is really interesting. I started in the Medicines Discovery Institute as a Masters student, and I am now working as a Senior Lab Technician in Oncology.”
Josephine Pedder Research Assistant

Training and inspiring the next generation of drug discoverers

We give our students the skills and experience to take the next step in their career as drug discovery scientists.

“Studying here at the Medicines Discovery Institute has given me real insight into how the world of drug discovery works. Having the opportunity to do my PhD through the medium of Welsh is also something unique as it allows me to learn and use cutting-edge science in both my mother tongue and in English.”
Bedwyr Ab Ion Thomas

Our Institute has trained has an established reputation of providing the ideal environment for training graduate and postgraduate students. Students are given the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams of scientists and gain experience of all aspects of the drug discovery process.

“Joining the Institute has been a fantastic first experience of the drug discovery process after my PhD and provided me with the skills to move on to the pharmaceutical industry.”
Dr Ellen Watts

Postgraduate programmes

Visit Cardiff University PhD studentships and projects page.

We often have vacancies available due to our continued success. For more information please contact us:

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