Career opportunities

The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) is the largest and most successful independent pathology organisation in the UK. Based at The Halo Building,1 Mabledon Place in London, our story is one of continued growth and success. As a dynamic, rapidly-expanding organisation, TDL is always looking for ambitious, well-qualified, experienced medical laboratory staff within the UK and from overseas. If you are looking for a new challenge and would like to work for TDL, please contact us. We offer a rewarding and satisfying career structure with real opportunities for advancement.


Be part of our success story by joining one of our teams of friendly, professional and dedicated scientists where rewards are based purely on merit and commitment. Apart from full-time permanent positions, we have on occasion other part-time, job-share, evening and weekend positions available.

Please email for more information.

What work benefits are offered?

Our work benefits include:

  • Excellent remuneration (based on your qualifications and experience)
  • Flexible working patterns (including shift work)
  • Opportunities for additional on-call work
  • Assistance with relocation expenses where appropriate
  • Continued training in your specialist area with the possibility of acquiring multi-disciplinary skills
  • Working as a part of a friendly team within our newly-refurbished, air-conditioned laboratories at our headquarters in 1 Mabledon Place or within well-equipped laboratories in a private or NHS Trust hospital
  • Utilising state-of-the-art analytical systems linked to the most comprehensive Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) currently available in the UK
  • A contributory, portable pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Additional long-term sickness benefit
  • Access to comprehensive library facilities including online medical databases
  • Opportunities for career progression.

What qualifications do you need?

For biomedical scientist positions, the entry level qualification is at least HPC (or a qualification eligible for HPC registration). This is required because, on occasion, you may be working unsupervised and will have sole responsibility for an area of the laboratory.

For more senior positions within the organisation, further qualifications [e.g. FIBMS (Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences) and/or an MSc degree] are usually required.

For non-UK qualified medical laboratory staff we occasionally have openings at TDL subject to work permit status or similar right to work in the UK. If you are thinking about working in London for a while, please contact us for further information.

What qualities do you need to be a part of our team?

Apart from qualifications and experience, we look for personal qualities. Attributes that will help you successfully do your job and help promote TDL in the best possible light to all our customers. These include:

  • Ability to organise your time, prioritise and cope with a sometimes demanding and time-constrained workload.
  • Excellent communication skills. Regular daily interactions with our numerous medical/surgical users is part of the job. We need people who can understand and deal effectively with questions, requests and queries that may arise, and be able to liaise with TDL's consultant pathologists when required.
  • Hardworking, conscientious and enthusiastic manner.
  • Friendly and outgoing personality with experience of working as part of a team. This will be a distinct advantage as we pride ourselves in the service we provide and this is achieved through team work and co-operation.

Current Vacancies

For more information about other current vacancies, email:

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