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Working As A Molecular Biologist

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $81,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Molecular Biologist does

  • Provided and submitted reports to government entities for FDA approval.
  • Performed protein isolation and cellular analysis (ELISA, Northern and Western blots).
  • Initiated structural studies of HCV viral RNA (e.g.
  • Extracted DNA and ran PCR from samples of amniotic fluid, blood, and tissue.
  • Developed LCx Probe assay for detection of newly discovered Hepatitis GBV-C virus.
  • Maintained GLP and ISO 17025 Quality systems.
  • Assisted with the introduction, array development, and analysis for Array Comparative Genome Hybridization for the laboratory.
  • Maintained instrumentation according to SOP, GLP, and QC requirements.
  • Performed real-time RT-PCR amplification of the HA, NA, and MA genes.
  • Performed work to CLIA standards.
  • Interpret test results and communicate experimental results through internal meetings and in written and oral reports.
  • Perform and document daily QA/QC tasks.
  • Offered molecular biology support (i.e.
  • Perform HIV-1 RNA 3.0 Assay by Branched DNA (bDNA) by using Bayer System 340 bDNA Analyzer.
  • Prepare sequencing samples and shipping.
  • Performed lab services for customers worldwide, developed new high throughput techniques and trained individuals to perform them
  • Participate in cross training related to bioterrorism and public health emergencies.
  • Maintained logs of required daily procedures.
  • Skilled in direct colony sequencing, primer design, bacterial cultures and BAC DNA prep.
  • Sequenced new gene from cDNA.

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Molecular Biologist Career Paths

Molecular Biologist
Research Scientist Senior Scientist
Principal Scientist
12 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Scientist
Senior Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Research Scientist Assistant Professor Scientist
Senior Research Associate
6 Yearsyrs
Scientist Senior Scientist
Principal Research Scientist
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Scientist Project Leader Group Leader
Laboratory Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Biological Scientist Environmental Specialist Laboratory Manager
Research And Development Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Manager Manager President
Chief Science Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Biological Scientist Environmental Specialist Environmental Scientist
Senior Staff Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Manager Technical Director Vice President Of Research And Development
Chief Scientific Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Biological Scientist
Senior Scientist, Biology
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Research Associate Senior Chemist Laboratory Supervisor
Clinical Laboratory Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Research Associate Senior Chemist
Scientist Senior, Research And Development
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Research Associate Founder Chief Technology Officer & Founder
Chief Scientist
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Laboratory Technician Senior Chemist Scientist Senior, Research And Development
Senior Development Scientist
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Laboratory Technician Senior Research Fellow
Principal Research Economist
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Laboratory Technician Senior Research Fellow Principal Investigator
Director Of Cell Biology
5 Yearsyrs
Analyst Chemist Biologist
Senior Biologist
8 Yearsyrs
Analyst Chemist Staff Scientist
Senior Associate Scientist
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$81,000
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$43,000
Min 10%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$81,000
Median 50%
$152,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
The Dow Chemical Company
Highest Paying City
Maplewood, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Molecular Biologist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Molecular Biologist in the United States is $81,886 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $43,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $153,000.

Real Molecular Biologist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Molecular Biologist General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Jan 06, 2015 $121,935 -
$134,593
Assistant Molecular Biologist General Hospital Corporation Boston, MA Jul 17, 2014 $121,935 -
$134,593
Molecular Biologist Dow Agrosciences, LLC Indianapolis, IN Oct 01, 2011 $102,588
Molecular Biologist Forge Life Science, LLC Doylestown, PA Nov 22, 2012 $100,000
Plant Molecular Biologist (SR. Scientist) R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Winston-Salem, NC Oct 08, 2016 $95,760
Molecular Biologist Pathogenica, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 01, 2012 $93,644
Molecular Biologist Pathogenica, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 01, 2012 $92,872
Molecular Biologist Bionascent Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 03, 2016 $90,000
Molecular & Cellular Biologist Patent Advisor Browdy and Neimark, PLLC Washington, DC Jan 02, 2013 $90,000
Molecular Biologist Baron Hr, LLC San Diego, CA Nov 15, 2012 $89,444
Molecular Biologist Baron Hr, LLC San Diego, CA Nov 10, 2012 $89,440
Molecular Biologist JML Benefits Group San Diego, CA Aug 22, 2011 $89,440
Senior Molecular Biologist Dow Agrosciences, LLC Indianapolis, IN Aug 06, 2015 $88,157 -
$132,235
Molecular Biologist Ariadne Genomics, Inc. Rockville, MD Dec 12, 2011 $70,000
Research Molecular Biologist Us Department of Agriculture MS Jan 03, 2011 $68,809
Research Molecular Biologist USDA, Agricultural Research Service MS Jan 03, 2011 $68,809
Molecular Biologist U.S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville, MD Aug 31, 2011 $68,712
Molecular and Cellular Biologist ZYMO Research Corporation Irvine, CA Sep 03, 2015 $65,000
Molecular and Cellular Biologist Redesygn Laboratory LLC San Diego, CA Sep 01, 2015 $65,000
Molecular and Celluar Biologist MacRogen Clinical Laboratory Inc. Rockville, MD Sep 15, 2015 $64,697
Research Molecular Biologist U.S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville, MD Jul 31, 2013 $64,548
Molecular Biologist Advanced Proteome Therapeutics, Inc. Boston, MA Sep 13, 2014 $64,000
Molecular Biologist Advanced Proteome Therapeutics Inc. Boston, MA Sep 12, 2014 $64,000
Research Plant Molecular Biologist United States Department of Agriculture Fort Pierce, FL Sep 25, 2012 $63,148
Research Molecular Biologist U.S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville, MD Jun 01, 2011 $62,467

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Top Skills for A Molecular Biologist

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Protein
  3. DNA
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  • Evaluated lab equipment and set up a Molecular Biology Lab.
  • Developed novel technologies for the treatment, detection, and identification of invasive pathogens using rationally designed antimicrobial proteins.
  • Process client samples from DNA extraction from Saliva to whole genome analysis using BeadChip technology.
  • Performed research and authored journals related to antibodies expression, discovery and purification.
  • Performed instrument, primers and reagent validations utilized in RT-PCR.

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Molecular Biologist Demographics

Gender

Female

41.6%

Male

41.1%

Unknown

17.4%
Ethnicity

White

50.5%

Asian

21.5%

Hispanic or Latino

12.5%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

6.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Chinese

18.9%

Spanish

13.5%

Japanese

8.1%

French

8.1%

Portuguese

5.4%

Carrier

5.4%

Mandarin

5.4%

Polish

5.4%

Cantonese

5.4%

Swahili

2.7%

Sami

2.7%

Nepali

2.7%

Czech

2.7%

Dutch

2.7%

Greek

2.7%

Hindi

2.7%

Arabic

2.7%

Korean

2.7%
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Molecular Biologist Education

Schools

Johns Hopkins University

11.0%

University of California - Davis

7.7%

University of Maryland - University College

6.6%

University of California - San Diego

5.5%

Pennsylvania State University

5.5%

Lehigh University

5.5%

Purdue University

5.5%

University of Illinois University Administration

5.5%

Drexel University

4.4%

State University of New York Buffalo

4.4%

Georgia State University

4.4%

University of Maryland - Baltimore

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.4%

University of Utah

4.4%

University of Texas at San Antonio

4.4%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

3.3%

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3.3%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.3%

University of Idaho

3.3%

University of Alabama at Birmingham

3.3%
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Majors

Biology

25.5%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

22.3%

Biotechnology

9.9%

Genetics

6.0%

Microbiology

5.2%

Cell Biology And Anatomical Science

3.8%

Chemistry

3.0%

Botany

3.0%

Business

2.5%

Physiology And Anatomy

2.2%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

Public Health

1.9%

Medical Technician

1.6%

Pharmacy

1.6%

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science

1.6%

Neuroscience

1.6%

Zoology

1.6%

Medicine

1.4%

Pharmacology

1.4%

Plant Sciences

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

34.8%

Doctorate

27.1%

Bachelors

26.6%

Other

5.1%

Certificate

4.9%

Associate

1.1%

License

0.2%

Diploma

0.2%
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