Molecular Biologist

Sometimes referred to as a biochemist, a molecular biologist is concerned with the chemical processes associated with the activities and interaction of cells and their products. A molecular biologist may do general research into the metabolism of cells and tissues. A clinical biochemist might work in a hospital laboratory, working with cell cultures and helping in the diagnosis of diseases. An industrial biochemist would be involved in applying knowledge of biochemistry to business, for example improving the way food is processed or preserved. A bachelor of science degree is required, with courses in chemistry and mathematics. Masters and doctorate degrees would probably be required for many jobs.

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