Research and study the inheritance of traits at the molecular, organism or population level. May evaluate or treat patients with genetic disorders.

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

Representative Tasks * Review, approve, or interpret genetic laboratory results. * Maintain laboratory notebooks that record research methods, procedures, and results. * Supervise or direct the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects.


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