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Clinical biochemists are responsible for testing patient samples and interpreting the results for medical staff. Clinical biochemists work as part of a health/medical team that is responsible for investigating and diagnosing patient illnesses.
Clinical biochemists spend most of their time in the laboratory analyzing specimens of blood, tissues or urine via computer-aided and automated testing procedures.
Other responsibilities include:
• Designing experiments to test theories about how chemicals function in the body
• Investigating abnormal biochemical conditions
• Analyzing chemicals in the body, using appropriate techniques such as gel electrophoresis and amino acid assay.
• Working closely with other scientists including chemists, pharmacologists and toxicologists
• Keeping up to date with scientific literature connected with their work
• Writing reports of findings.
Applicants should have a minimum of BSc in any related field of study. More other qualification in any field of studies is an added advantage with working experience.