Biological Scientists, All Other:

All biological scientists not listed separately.

Also includes

Bioinformatics Scientists , Molecular and Cellular Biologists , Geneticists , Biologists

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $73,500.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 568
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 6.40 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze biological samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze ecosystem data
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Interpret research or operational data

Getting Information

Study development of microscopic organisms
Develop biological research methods
Conduct genetic research
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Study animal development
Study plant development
Collect scientific or technical data
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Research crop management methods

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Develop new products based on scientific research
Prepare proposal documents or grant applications
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop technical or scientific databases
Develop new or advanced products or production methods
Develop medical policies, procedures, or standards
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Provide direction to medical science or healthcare programs
Coordinate cross-disciplinary research programs
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Manage scientific or technical project resources
Supervise scientific or technical personnel
Supervise scientific or research based personnel

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Molecular Biology

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