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Become A Biological Scientist

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Working As A Biological Scientist

  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $64,889

    Average Salary

What Does A Biological Scientist Do At Forest Service

* Maintains professional liaison with other air quality specialists and personnel involved in the application of new technology and data management techniques for air resource and atmospheric deposition management.
* Interprets, implements, and maintains working knowledge of applicable agency policy, procedures, and standards for air quality, NAAQS, AQRVs, and atmospheric deposition.
* Assists with smoke modeling runs and the interpretation of smoke dispersion and trajectory predictions.
* Prepares technical air resource and atmospheric deposition management papers and displays for presentation at state, regional, national and/or other symposiums.
* Develops smoke monitoring plans and protocols in cooperation with fire personnel

What Does A Biological Scientist Do At Pfizer

* 1. Execute experiments to further project goals.
* Contribute original ideas and participate in project planning activities.
* Should be capable of multitasking priorities and demonstrating problem solving skills in the planning and execution of objectives.
* Interpret and summarize experimental data.
* Participate in the evaluation of new methods or technologies.
* Present experimental results at group meetings, project meetings, and department meetings, as required.
* Write research reports.
* Maintain laboratory notebook in a detailed and descriptive manner.
* Keep current in entries into the strains and vector databases

What Does A Biological Scientist Do At Global Channel Management, Inc.

* point of contact between the Biomarker Analysis group, clinical teams and CRO Collaborate with functional groups in Japan to develop and implement clinical biomarker strategies supporting all therapeutic areas and stages of drug development.
* Develop and implement fit-for-purpose clinical biomarker assays at external CROs to support biomarker driven global clinical trials.
* Evaluates vendor validation and clinical analysis plans.
* Provide input on biomarker related sections of clinical study protocols including the necessary sample collection, processing and shipping requirements.
* Evaluate, interpret and present complex scientific

What Does A Biological Scientist Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* The individual will work as part of the Cell Biology R&D team to lead projects within the Thermo Fisher product commercialization process under the Gibco™ brand.
* The successful candidate will possess a strong background in molecular biology in support of protein expression in mammalian/insect/yeast/bacterial cells.
* Experience designing DNA sequences for PCR, RT
* PCR, sequencing, and cloning, and with associated computational tools (Vector NTI, Sequencher, etc).
* Perform PCR, RT
* PCR, qPCR, molecular cloning, vector construction and experience with statistical analysis software (i.e. Mini-tab, JMP).
* Perform DNA and RNA isolation from cells and prepare DNA mini-preps/Maxi-preps.
* Analysis of proteins including Western Blots and ELISA a plus.
* The candidate will require strong organizational skills to support full documentation of new product development for complex projects.
* Ability to multitask and maintain a results-oriented focus is essential.
* The candidate will be required to maintain accurate lab notebooks and training files in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards to support patent application and defense as well as other international standards (e.g., ISO compliance, GLP/GMP requirements, etc.).
* Typical requirements will include preparing and presenting experimental data summaries and protocol writing.
* Perform literature searches related to products under development and new idea generation.
* Work with customers to troubleshoot problems and understand unmet needs.
* The successful candidate will make contributions to scientific literature and conferences and comply with all company safety regulations and procedures

What Does A Biological Scientist Do At Air Force Personnel Center

* If you are a veteran with preference eligibility,** submit a copy of your DD
* member 4 or other copy showing type of discharge).
* If you are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference,** attach an SF
* utilize SF 15 with revision date of Oct 2013)**, "Application for 10
* Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. (Approved VA Letter from the VA that shows percentage of disability, I
* E. 10, 20.
* etc.)
* For more specifics on all veterans employment issues such as Veterans preference or special appointing authorities see the Veteran's Guide: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
* Qualifications
* Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social).
* Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment

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How To Become A Biological Scientist

Medical scientists typically have a Ph.D., usually in biology or a related life science. Some medical scientists get a medical degree instead of a Ph.D., but prefer doing research to practicing as a physician.


Students planning careers as medical scientists typically pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field. Undergraduate students benefit from taking a broad range of classes, including life sciences, physical sciences, and math. Students also typically take courses that develop communication and writing skills, because they must learn to write grants effectively and publish research findings.

After students have completed their undergraduate studies, they typically enter Ph.D. programs. Dual-degree programs are available that pair a Ph.D. with a range of specialized medical degrees. A few degree programs that are commonly paired with Ph.D. studies are Medical Doctor (M.D.), Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). Whereas Ph.D. studies focus on research methods, such as project design and data interpretation, students in dual-degree programs learn both the clinical skills needed to be a physician and the research skills needed to be a scientist.

Graduate programs emphasize both laboratory work and original research. These programs offer prospective medical scientists the opportunity to develop their experiments and, sometimes, to supervise undergraduates. Ph.D. programs culminate in a thesis that the candidate presents before a committee of professors. Students may specialize in a particular field, such as gerontology, neurology, or cancer.

Those who go to medical school spend most of the first 2 years in labs and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and medical law. They also learn how to record medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. They may be required to participate in residency programs, meeting the same requirements that physicians and surgeons have to fulfill.

Medical scientists often continue their education with postdoctoral work. Postdoctoral work provides additional and more independent lab experience, including experience in specific processes and techniques such as gene splicing, which is transferable to other research projects.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Medical scientists primarily conduct research and typically do not need licenses or certifications. However, those who administer drugs, gene therapy, or otherwise practice medicine on patients in clinical trials or a private practice need a license to practice as a physician.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Communication is critical, because medical scientists must be able to explain their conclusions. In addition, medical scientists write grant proposals, because grants often are required to fund their research.

Critical-thinking skills. Medical scientists must use their expertise to determine the best method for solving a specific research question.

Data-analysis skills. Medical scientists use statistical techniques, so that they can properly quantify and analyze health research questions.

Decisionmaking skills. Medical scientists must determine what research questions to ask, how best to investigate the questions, and what data will best answer the questions.

Observation skills. Medical scientists conduct experiments that require precise observation of samples and other health data. Any mistake could lead to inconclusive or misleading results.

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Biological Scientist Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Portuguese

  • Filipino

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Gujarati

  • Korean

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Real Biological Scientist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Biological Scientist Veterans Bio-Medical Research Institute, Inc. East Orange, NJ Jul 01, 2015 $143,147
Biological Scientist Ch Biotech, LLC Ontario, CA Jan 01, 2016 $120,000
Scientists, Biology LOXO Oncology, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Sep 08, 2016 $104,200 -
Scientist, Biologics Discovery & Protein Sciences Moderna Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jan 09, 2016 $101,920
Biologics Scientist II Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Boston, MA Jan 25, 2016 $95,000 -
Senior Biological Scientist Ch Biotech, LLC Ontario, CA Feb 11, 2016 $93,000 -
Molecular Biology Scientists (Technical Sales Account Managers) DNA Twopointo, Inc. Newark, CA Dec 22, 2016 $92,000 -
Biological Scientist Essenlix Corporation Monmouth Junction, NJ Sep 09, 2016 $90,000
Scientist ILL, Molecular Biology Life Technologies Corporation South San Francisco, CA Mar 16, 2016 $86,904 -
Scientist I, Chemical Biology-GDC Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc. Cambridge, MA Aug 12, 2015 $86,000
Biological Scientist Photon8, Inc. Corpus Christi, TX Jan 08, 2016 $85,000 -
Scientist, In Vitro Biology Xenobiotic Laboratories, Inc., A Div of WUXI Plainsboro, NJ Mar 14, 2016 $80,000 -
Biological Scientist Frontage Laboratories, Inc. Exton, PA Jan 09, 2016 $67,746
Biological Scientist Essenlix Corporation Monmouth Junction, NJ Sep 09, 2016 $66,768
Biological Scientist MacRogen Corp Rockville, MD Sep 15, 2016 $65,949
Scientist II, Molecular Biology Life Technologies Corporation Carlsbad, CA Feb 09, 2016 $65,000 -
Biological Scientist MacRogen Corp Rockville, MD Sep 10, 2015 $64,488
Biological Scientist ACGT, Inc. Wheeling, IL Jan 09, 2016 $64,000 -
Scientist III, Molecular Biology Life Technologies Corporation Grand Island, NY Aug 31, 2016 $63,600 -
Biological Scientist Lifebloom Corp Brea, CA Sep 17, 2015 $54,053
Biological Scientist Nirmidas Biotech, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 16, 2016 $53,000
Biological Scientist Bio Synthesis Inc. Lewisville, TX Aug 25, 2015 $52,874
Biological Scientist Bio Synthesis Inc. Lewisville, TX Sep 01, 2015 $52,874
Senior Biological Scientist University of Florida Gainesville, FL Dec 02, 2015 $51,709
Biological Scientist University of Florida Gainesville, FL Jul 21, 2015 $50,000
Biological Scientist Barlow Bay Fish Co WA Jan 07, 2016 $50,000 -

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Top Skills for A Biological Scientist


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Top Biological Scientist Skills

  1. Laboratory Practices
  2. Cell Culture
  3. Rt-Pcr
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Apply Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practices (GMP/GLP) across all pertinent job functions.
  • Experience with cell culture of peripheral blood, bone marrow cells, primary leukemia cells and leukemia cell lines.
  • Provide broad technical knowledge to lead and conduct RT-PCR/qRT-PCR and NGS projects.
  • Performed a variety of sample preparation and analysis procedures to produce whole genome physical maps from a wide range of bacteria.
  • Analyze and validate accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, and the lowest limit of detection of test methods.

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