Biochemists & Biophysicists


Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.
Also called: Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Scientist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Accelrys QAUNTA
  • Fujitsu BioMedCache
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Accelrys Insight II
  • ChemInnovation Software Chem 4-D

Education:

    doctoral degree
    post-doctoral training
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