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Biological scientist or biochemist

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Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

Current Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree. Entry may also be possible with an appropriate BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III, or other academic qualifications. Further specialist training is provided on the job. Some employers may expect entrants to gain professional qualifications.

Typical education level:

Level 4-6

Typical Tasks

  • Studies the physical and chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.
  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.
  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.
  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.
  • Observes the structure of communities of organisms in the laboratory and in their natural environment.
  • Advises farmers, medical staff and others, on the nature of field crops, livestock and produce and on the treatment and prevention of disease.
  • Monitors the distribution, presence and behaviour of plants, animals and aquatic life, and performs other scientific tasks related to conservation

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension
Active Learning
Writing
Science
Critical Thinking
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New Job Opportunities
1.6%
An 1.6% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£58,032

Potential

£36,914

Average

£22,659

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: Your World Healthcare

Location: Northampton

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Company: University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Location: Coventry

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