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Biochemists and Biomedical Scientists

Biochemists and biomedical scientists examine and investigate the chemical processes of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases, and perform laboratory tests on tissue, blood and other samples to diagnose diseases, toxins or health conditions.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Researches, develops and quality checks new products in the pharmaceuticals, food production and agricultural Industries.
  • Performs tests to help clinicians diagnose and treat various conditions, evaluates existing treatments and researches new ways to treat diseases.
  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.
  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.
  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.
  • Studies the chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension, Science, Writing, Active Learning, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Mathematics, Speaking, Monitoring

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