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Biomedical scientists carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Biomedical scientists investigate a range of medical conditions, including:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • blood disorders (eg anaemia)
  • meningitis
  • hepatitis
  • AIDS

You would also perform a key role in screening for diseases, identifying those caused by bacteria and viruses and monitoring the effects of medication and other treatments. You would learn to work with computers, sophisticated automated equipment, microscopes and other hi-tech laboratory equipment and you would use a wide range of complex modern techniques in your day-to-day work.

The work is highly varied, practical and analytical. You would usually specialise in one of three specific areas:

You’ll need:

  • an interest in science and technology
  • good communication skills
  • to be comfortable using modern technology and complex equipment
  • a meticulous attention to detail
  • good interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team