Professional

Biotechnologist

Biotechnologists manipulate cells to create useful products for pharmaceutical, agricultural, diagnostic and environmental use.

In the environmental arena, Biotechnologists can develop bacteria to do a variety of tasks such as help clean up oil spills and for the purpose of bio leaching which extracts minerals without chemicals.

Duties

  • Develop business applications from new bio technologies;
  • Work in the area of gene technology;
  • Study plant and animal cells;
  • Work with industry to develop technologies relevant to specific needs; and
  • Supervise laboratory staff.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy and have aptitude for science and research;
  • Able to think logically and analytically;
  • Able to carry out detailed and accurate work;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Flexible; and
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Salary

$50,000 - $100,000