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Job Description

Design, test and manufacture substances such as drugs and chemicals to aid medicine development, diagnostic systems and drug delivery systems. Also involved in systems for the sterilisation of equipment, surfaces and food, to reduce the risk of contamination as well as the spread of diseases.

Entry Requirements

To become a biomedical engineer, a good degree in a relevant subject such as biomedical engineering, biomedical science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or physics is required. Postgraduate qualifications can be beneficial (particularly for non-engineering graduates), and may be necessary for some posts. A list of accredited courses is available on the Engineering Council’s website

Required Skills

  • A strong interest in the relationship between engineering and medicine
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good commercial awareness
  • A good technical knowledge
  • Creativity
  • Able to explain your ideas to others with less technical capabilities

Starting Salary

£25,000 to £28,000

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