Career Guidance In Biomedical Science

The Department of Biomedical Science at KIU is invested in helping the students gain knowledge and experience to develop into individuals with strong intellect and skills.

The Biomedical Science degree has a vast range of disciplines including Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Molecular Biology and Hematology that allows the students to choose their areas of interest when considering their career options. It offers a variety of practical applications where the student can gain first-hand knowledge and training to guide them in their future prospects.

Healthcare Sector

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Laboratory Quality Manager
  • Phlebotomist
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Assistant Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Ward Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Doctor Assistant

Industrial Opportunities

  • Quality Manager
  • Research and Development officer
  • Laboratory Technologist
  • Quality Manager
  • Research and Development officer
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Laboratory Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Chemist
  • Forensic Lab Technician

Education Sector

  • Research Assistant
  • Project coordinators
  • Demonstrator
  • Lecturer
  • Teachers in International schools
  • Lab technicians in Universities
  • Development officers

International Opportunities

  • Clinical trials associate
  • Research Assistant
  • Drug safety coordinator
  • Molecular biologist
  • Tissue culture technologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Healthcare Scientist
  • Scientific Writer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Pharmaceutical manager

Other Administrative Opportunities

  • Graduates can sit for competitive government exams where they will be placed in government and private administrative positions.

A Career as a Biomedical Scientist,

A biomedical scientist is a professional who is trained in biology, especially in the context of medicine. Their main target is to find new ways to find cure, treat or prevent disease by developing advanced preventive measures, diagnostic tools or new therapeutic strategies.

A biomedical scientist in a clinical setting may engage in activities such as

  • Analyzing microbial cultures for diagnostic or research purposes
  • Identifying blood groups
  • Analyzing different specimens of for chemical constituents using manual and automated testing procedures.
  • Interpreting results of a medical reports aiding in the diagnosis and prognosis of a patient
  • Monitoring the effects of treatment and medication
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Writing medical reports
  • Engage in research and development activities relevant to a particular discipline

The aim of the Department of Biomedical Science of KIU is to produce scientists that are capable of confidently working in the health sector and contributing something new and important to the world.

Available post graduate qualifications after the degree…

The students completing BSc. Honours degree can apply for the master’s degrees in the relevant fields and also upon availability can focus on higher degrees such as MPhil and PhD

Job Inquiries

For further information regarding current job vacancies contact

Ms. Yashoda Priyangani
0714676061