Biochemists and Biophysicists

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.

Key Competencies * Analytical Thinking * Integrity * Achievement/Effort * Attention to Detail * Persistence * Innovation * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Dependability * Independence

Representative Tasks * Study physical principles of living cells or organisms and their electrical or mechanical energy, applying methods and knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology. * Teach or advise undergraduate or graduate students or supervise their research. * Prepare reports or recommendations, based upon research outcomes.


Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Manufacturing,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Analytical Research Chemist, Biochemist, Biochemistry Research Associate, Biochemistry Scientist, Biological Chemist, Chief Scientific Officer, Clinical Biochemist, Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Researcher, Director of the Biophysics Facility, Formulation Scientist, Genetic Engineer, Laboratory Director, Nanotechnologist, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Physical Biochemist, Professor of Physics/Researcher in Biophysics, Protein Biochemistry Research Associate, Protein Biochemistry Scientist, Quality Control Associate (QC Associate), Research Affiliate, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Scientist, Staff Toxicologist, Toxicologist.