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Biotechnology Research Scientist

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What does a Biotechnology Research Scientist do?

Most biotechnology research scientists work in a laboratory conducting experiments in the field of biotechnology. The job duties of a biotechnology research scientist include research on areas that affect vital processes such as growth and aging; research or study chemical composition and processes of living organisms; determine chemical actions and effects on organisms such as the action of foods, drugs, or other substances on body functions and tissues.

Biotechnology Research Scientists may work in a variety of industries, including environmental biotech, agricultural biotech, and pharmaceutical biotech.

How to become a Biotechnology Research Scientist?

Biotechnology research scientist typically must have a minimum of bachelor's degree in biotechnology, biochemistry, or a related field. A higher-level degree in these fields may be required.

Average Salary**

**Source: payscale.com

Career Outlook

Entry-Level
Research Scientist, Biotechnologist, Biotechnical Scientist
Mid-Career
Senior Research Scientist
Experienced
Chief Research Scientist, Research Manager

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