Biochemists and 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.

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Indiana Average Salary $110,630.00
Average Time to Fill 65 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 488
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.47 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze blood samples
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze biological samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling

Getting Information

Conduct nuclear research
Collect scientific or technical data
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Develop biological research methods
Conduct genetic research
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Research methods to improve food products
Research human or animal disease or parasites

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Develop new products based on scientific research
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop new or advanced products or production methods
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain results of statistical analyses using graphs
Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Explain uses or effects of drugs
Explain genetic data

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Data Analysis
Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
Quality Assurance and Control
Biochemical and Cell-Based Assays
Drug Discovery

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