Molecular and Cellular Biologists
On the Job
Molecular and Cellular Biologists research cell functioning in the human body. Their work involves designing different types of experiments on molecules and cells, and writing research reports. They may also teach courses at the college level.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Analyze biological samples.
- Research crop management methods.
- Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures.
- Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
- Record research or operational data.
- Develop biological research methods.
- Develop technical or scientific databases.
- Plan biological research.
- Instruct college students in physical or life sciences.
- Develop new or advanced products or production methods.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
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