Biochemist

Research the chemistry of living organisms to improve medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science and manufacturing.

Biochemist

Biochemist

Roles and responsibilities

As a Biochemist, you will work in scientific research institutes, universities, and federal, state and territory government organisations such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Biochemists also work in medical research centres and hospital laboratories, and for food processing or drug manufacturing companies.
 
Due to the high degree of specialisation required in this field, completion of a postgraduate degree is generally required for advancement to senior scientific positions.
 
Employment is affected by factors such as the amount of funding provided for research in both the public and private sectors, and the general level of economic activity. Competition for jobs is strong.
Biochemists: 
  • study the chemical processes which occur within individual cells
  • study the processes, such as digestion and growth, which involve whole organisms
  • undertake detailed chemical analysis using sophisticated instruments and techniques
  • prepare or supervise the preparation of, scientific reports and papers for journals based on observations and experiments

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As a Biochemist, you will work in scientific research institutes, universities, and federal, state and territory government organisations such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Biochemists also work in medical research centres and hospital laboratories, and for food processing or drug manufacturing companies.
 
Due to the high degree of specialisation required in this field, completion of a postgraduate degree is generally required for advancement to senior scientific positions.
 
Employment is affected by factors such as the amount of funding provided for research in both the public and private sectors, and the general level of economic activity. Competition for jobs is strong.
Biochemists: 
  • study the chemical processes which occur within individual cells
  • study the processes, such as digestion and growth, which involve whole organisms
  • undertake detailed chemical analysis using sophisticated instruments and techniques
  • prepare or supervise the preparation of, scientific reports and papers for journals based on observations and experiments

Source: myFuture

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Biochemist

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is generally required for this occupation.

Relevant postgraduate courses include:
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Biochemist

Research courses to pursue this career
Research study is generally required for this occupation.

Relevant research courses include: