clinical scientistJoe Segen2016-12-04T18:11:22+00:00
A person in the UK who has a university degree, most of whom work for the NHS in a laboratory, in basic and applied research, management, and/or teaching.
Clinical scientists may contribute directly to patient management and undertake quality assurance–QA or external quality assessment–EQA work.
Examples, clinical scientists Clinical biochemist, immunologist, scientist in histocompatibility and immunogenetics, cytogeneticist & molecular geneticist, microbiologist, embryologist.
There are about 4000 clinical scientists working for the NHS in England most of whom are specialised in one area. Clinical scientists usually have honours degrees in a subject specific to the specialist area in which they work, e.g., biology, microbiology, genetics or biochemistry, physics, engineering, biomedical science, medical physics, medical electronics or biotechnology