Biomedical Science Jobs

At Globe Locums we have a large selection of biomedical science jobs on a locum basis and permanent basis. If you're a qualified biomedical scientist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.

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An Overview of Biomedical Science

Globe Locums is delighted to work with talented biomedical scientists worldwide, matching them with a vast array of jobs throughout the UK and Ireland. We are proud to be a clinician-led agency. We’re formed and run by a unique mix of professional recruiters and clinicians, many of whom have worked as locums themselves. Our insight into life as a locum means we offer the highest quality service with access to jobs where you’ll feel valued and listened to. We offer:

  • Access to hundreds of exclusive Biomedical Science jobs
  • Preferred supply status with many NHS and private healthcare providers
  • A dedicated consultant and compliance officer
  • Weekly payroll
  • A market leading refer a friend scheme

We have a range of both locum and permanent biomedical science jobs available for strong candidates. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and phlebotomy.

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What is a Biomedical Scientist?

Biomedical scientists work in laboratories, usually within a hospital, to carry out a range of tests that help with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Investigations might include blood tests, testing on other fluids including cerebrospinal fluid, and preparing blood for transfusions.

Biomedical scientists may help with investigations for:

  • The bacterial or viral cause of an infection to aid appropriate treatment
  • Identification of cancer cells or markers
  • Diagnosis of diabetes
  • Genetic screening
  • Investigation of blood disorders including anaemia.

Biomedical scientists are proficient in working with software reporting systems, using automated equipment and microscopes. When a patient is unwell, results are required promptly. Biomedical scientists job candidates work well under pressure and may need to liaise directly with doctors or nurses via telephone to discuss abnormal results. With a wide range of investigations performed within laboratories, biomedical scientists can work in a variety of roles to further their experience and skills.

Biomedical Science Qualifications

To work as a biomedical scientist, you must have a BSc (Hons) healthcare degree in life sciences, or an accredited degree in biomedical science. Biomedical scientists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work in the UK.

It is important that biomedical scientists are meticulous in providing accurate results to clinicians, even in time critical situations. You should have an interest in both science and technology, and always be willing to learn new skills and techniques. As a locum, you will form part of the laboratory team and will need to quickly develop a professional, friendly working relationship with your new colleagues.

Biomedical Science Salary Range

A biomedical scientist typically starts their career earning at least £24,907. Depending on the exact role, level of experience and responsibility, biomedical scientists can earn over £90,000 at the height of their career. Locum biomedical science job candidates can expect to earn a higher day rate than those permanently staffed by a hospital. Locum rates may range from £23-35 per hour, depending on experience, location and the job role. Biomedical scientists are needed around the clock within hospitals, performing investigations for the sickest patients at night-time and during weekends. Working these hours often leads to an uplifted rate which could be up to 1.5 times the standard hourly rate.

There is plenty of scope to develop professionally and specialise as a biomedical scientist. As a locum, you may be exposed to a greater range of techniques and investigations, providing a superb breadth of experience.

Learn more about a biomedical scientist salary and what to expect from a career in biomedical science.

What does a Locum Biomedical Scientist Do?

During a shift, a locum biomedical scientist job will involve many of the same tests as a permanent member of staff. However, there are differences between the two job roles. Locum work is usually more flexible, with locums choosing the days and hours they wish to work. Not being bound by a hospital rota can allow locums to fit their career around childcare, holidays or additional study.

Being a locum means being able to adapt to new teams and responsibilities quickly. Whereas a staffed biomedical scientist will have spent time getting to know the rest of the team, as a locum you will need to quickly develop a relationship with your team members, as well as understanding the clinical processes within each individual laboratory. Many locums enjoy the flexibility and variety of their work and are able to learn new skills on a regular basis. Check out our latest available positions and testimonials from some of our current locum biomedical scientists.

Biomedical Science Jobs

Globe Locums is pleased to offer an excellent range of locum and permanent biomedical scientist jobs for worldwide candidates. Biomedical science jobs could include:

  • Biochemistry and haematology
  • Blood transfusion services
  • Cytogenetics and cytology
  • Histology
  • Microbiology, immunology and virology
  • Medical laboratory assistant or phlebotomy roles.

Key Benefits:

  • Expert advice
  • 100s of Jobs across the UK & Ireland
  • Dedicated Consultant and Compliance Officer
  • £1300 Market Leading Referral Scheme

There has never been a better time to work in Biomedical Science. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.

My first experience as a locum has been excellent, the consultants at Globe are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help and guide with any questions I've had along the way. I would certainly recommend them to anybody starting out.
Hayley Jones, Specialist biomedical Scientist

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