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.