Biomedical Researcher

As a biomedical researcher, you'll carry out a range of laboratory and scientific tests on tissue samples and fluids to help clinicians diagnose and treat diseases. You'll also evaluate the effectiveness of treatments.

Biomedical Researcher

Biomedical Researcher

Roles and responsibilities

What does a Biomedical Researcher do?
Biomedical Researchers may perform the following tasks:
  • perform routine and specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples
  • give test results to medical staff, who use the information to diagnose and treat the patient's illness
  • process patient samples in good time and make sure that turnaround times for reporting results are achieved
  • priortise your workload and perform urgent analytical testing as required
  • identify abnormal or unexpected results and report back and follow up with requesting clinicians
  • maintain and run specialist lab equipment
  • maintain and order stocks of materials
  • answer telephone enquiries about test results and other general lab issues
  • accurately record data, write reports and share results
  • develop new methods of investigation and keep up to date with diagnostic innovations
  • support the lab's quality management system and observe all relevant health and safety regulations
  • supervise, mentor and support trainee biomedical scientists and other support staff
  • keep your professional knowledge up to date and take responsibility for your continuing professional development.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • practical laboratory skills and manual dexterity
  • analytical skills
  • patience and the ability to work accurately and efficiently
  • the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • a willingness to accept responsibility and use common sense
  • flexibility and the ability to work with a range of equipment and techniques
  • communication and teamworking skills
  • the ability to work under pressure while maintaining standards of service
  • the ability to work alone or under instruction
  • IT skills.
What does a Biomedical Researcher do?
Biomedical Researchers may perform the following tasks:
  • perform routine and specialist analytical testing on a range of biological samples
  • give test results to medical staff, who use the information to diagnose and treat the patient's illness
  • process patient samples in good time and make sure that turnaround times for reporting results are achieved
  • priortise your workload and perform urgent analytical testing as required
  • identify abnormal or unexpected results and report back and follow up with requesting clinicians
  • maintain and run specialist lab equipment
  • maintain and order stocks of materials
  • answer telephone enquiries about test results and other general lab issues
  • accurately record data, write reports and share results
  • develop new methods of investigation and keep up to date with diagnostic innovations
  • support the lab's quality management system and observe all relevant health and safety regulations
  • supervise, mentor and support trainee biomedical scientists and other support staff
  • keep your professional knowledge up to date and take responsibility for your continuing professional development.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • practical laboratory skills and manual dexterity
  • analytical skills
  • patience and the ability to work accurately and efficiently
  • the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • a willingness to accept responsibility and use common sense
  • flexibility and the ability to work with a range of equipment and techniques
  • communication and teamworking skills
  • the ability to work under pressure while maintaining standards of service
  • the ability to work alone or under instruction
  • IT skills.
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Biomedical Researcher

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Biomedical Researcher