Biomedical scientist – MSF UK

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Biomedical scientist
It is a fascinating job being a biomedical scientist with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Whether managing a hospital laboratory to screen for tuberculosis, or training local staff to test people for sleeping sickness in temporary outdoor clinics, the team often cannot function without the expertise of the biomedical scientist.
Our biomedical scientists are the lifeblood of MSF’s work, aiding clinicians in their essential diagnoses. Biomedical scientists mostly work in a supervisory and training capacity in our projects. They play an important role in running our laboratories and monitoring the impact of our response to outbreaks of disease.
It’s a challenging and exciting role and you would be responsible for some or all of the following: 
I finally see how the work of the microbiological laboratory is important for the healing process. This isn’t about the common cold or intestinal troubles. These are war injuries.
Read our guide on the application process for all overseas roles
We’re currently looking for biomedical scientists with good French or Arabic skills.
If you can speak French or Arabic you’re much more likely to be accepted onto our register.
Your language level may be tested during the recruitment process.
Read first-hand accounts from MSF Biomedical Scientists in the field
Make sure you read our application process guide for an overview of what to expect when you apply for an overseas role with the UK.
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Please only apply for this role if you meet all of the requirements below. 

I have read and understood the role description, and feel I can fulfil this role


I have spent at least three months travelling or working in low- and/or middle-income countries


The UK is my place of residence and I have the right to live and work in the UK


I have a valid passport


I have managed a team of people


I am available for a minimum of nine to 12 months

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