Biochemists and Biomedical Scientists

Biochemists and biomedical scientists examine and investigate the chemical processes of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases, and perform laboratory tests on tissue, blood and other samples to diagnose diseases, toxins or health conditions.


New workers
£ 24,663
£ 43,537
£ 71,727

Available jobs

In the past year there were 48,571 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Researches, develops and quality checks new products in the pharmaceuticals, food production and agricultural Industries.

  • Performs tests to help clinicians diagnose and treat various conditions, evaluates existing treatments and researches new ways to treat diseases.

  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.

  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.

  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.

  • Studies the chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biochemistry

  • Medical Devices

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Asset Management

  • Electronics

  • Biology

  • Clinical Chemistry

  • Biochemical Assays

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Research

  • Customer Service

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Problem Solving

  • Teaching

  • Self-Motivation

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.