Life Sciences

A whole host of roles within life sciences could be just what you’re looking for



Welcome to Life Sciences at NUH

Clinical and technical staff within life sciences play a crucial role in helping to improve understanding of illnesses and their treatments. Life sciences are not just confined to the laboratory, with direct and in-direct support to patient care, along with investigating disease, genetics and researching new scientific and clinical treatments.

Life science staff are critical to the delivery of patient care. In fact, our clinical and technical teams are involved in approx. 80% of all clinical decisions within the organisation along with developing and supporting some of the most amazing clinical technologies.

Although a significant amount of time is spent in hospital laboratories (typically a clinical pathology

laboratory analysing different samples from patients and giving doctors the information they need to make a right first time diagnosis) – but also working with medical doctors to choose the most appropriate treatment on hospital wards or in the community.

There are a large number of speciality areas that work within life sciences, these include; Analytical toxicology, Anatomical pathology, Biomedical science, Blood sciences, Cellular sciences, Clinical biochemistry, Clinical immunology, Cytopathology, Genetics, Cytogenetics, Genomic counselling, Haematology, Histocompatibility and immunogenetics, Histopathology, Infection sciences, including Clinical Microbiology & Virology, Reproductive science and andrology.

These roles within in the life sciences can be divided into three main areas:
  • Pathology – investigating the causes of illness and how it progresses; carrying out tests on tissue, blood and other samples from patients. Pathology plays a crucial role in helping doctors choose the best type of treatment for patients, and monitoring its effectiveness
  • Genetics – understanding the genetic components of illnesses.
  • Reproductive science – a rapidly developing field, creating life and providing other solutions to infertility.

What we can offer you.

There are huge opportunities within life sciences, whatever your area of expertise or preference. We have a talented workforce and wide range of professions including, Bionformaticians, Biomedical Scientists, Clinical Scientists, Medical Doctors, Laboratory Technicians and Research Scientists. All supported with continuous personal development and the majority of professions supported with association to national training schemes through the Royal Colleges, The National School of Healthcare Scientists and National Institute of Biomedical Scientists.

Latest news and Research

Life sciences are involved in a wide range of research, development and improvement programmes, with pioneering work into continuous improvement resulting in numerous peer reviewed publications every year directly attributed to the high calibre work conducted within NUH.

For further information explore the links below.

Royal College of Pathologists

National institute for Biomedical Scientists

The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine

To find out more about work experience and job opportunities at NUH explore the links below.

Work experience at NUH

NHS Jobs