Biochemical Engineer

A Biochemical Engineer is responsible for the development of new chemical products that can be used by a multitude of companies and individuals. Biochemical Engineers conduct studies on cells, proteins, viruses, or other biological substances to determine optimal conditions for growth or inhibitors that can stop or kill these organisms. They develop and conduct experiments to observe interactions of raw materials with each other and in specific environments.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Maintain databases of experiment characteristics or results.

  • Lead studies to examine or recommend changes in process sequences or operation protocols.

  •  Consult with chemists or biologists to develop or evaluate novel technologies.

  • Develop experiments to determine production methods that minimize pollution or waste.

  • Participate in equipment or process validation activities.

  • Direct experimental or developmental activities at contracted laboratories.

  • Review existing biomanufacturing processes to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

  • Read current scientific or trade literature to stay abreast of scientific, industrial, or technological advances.

  • Prepare piping or instrumentation diagrams or other schematics for proposed process improvements, using computer-aided design software.

PROS

  • Suitable for people who likes to solve problems mentally

  • Suitable for people who wants recognition and wants career advancement and a prestigious career

  • This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors.

  • Very high salary (top 25% highest paid careers)

CONS

  • Not suitable for people who likes to help and teach others

  • It is hard to get into this career. A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

  • Long working hours (More than 40 hours per week)

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Government

  • Companies

  • Someone who is interested in biotechnology

  • open to learn

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Interesting Facts about the career

  • Work on a new kind of fertilizer that will improve a farmer's crop yield.

  • Figure out how to grow large batches of mammalian cells for use in cancer-drug testing.

  • Design the manufacturing equipment needed to convert raw materials into everyday products.

  • Discover a method for improving a well-known cold medicine

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