Biochemist

Biochemistry attempts to unravel the complex chemical reactions that occur in a wide range of life forms. It provides the basis for practical advancements in medicine, biotechnology, veterinary medicine and agriculture. A biochemist aims to determine how specific molecules, such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, vitamins and hormones, work in these systems. The regulation of chemical reactions in living cells is of particular importance. It causes and covers exciting new areas such as bioengineering and molecular genetics.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Mathematical and Analytical skills 

  • Problem-Solving

  • Interpersonal

  • Detail-oriented

  • Critical Thinking skills 

  • Communication 

  • Perseverance

PROS

  • Higher than average job growth

  • You can lead your own research projects 

  • Suitable for people who like to solve problems mentally

  • Regular lab hours

  • Highly-paid profession

  • Suitable for people who love to work indoors 

CONS

  • Relocation 

  • It can time consuming 

  • Stressful work environment 

  • Extensive skill, knowledge and experience is required 

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GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Hospitals

  • Government Agencies

  • Private Research Institutes

  • Drug Manufacturing Companies

  • Universities

  • Forensic Science Research institutes

  • Food and Cosmetic Industries

  • Industrial Laboratories

  • Agricultural Research institutes 

  • You like searching for facts and solving problems mentally

  • You do not mind working in laboratories for hours 

  • You are highly passionate about your work

  • You like conducting research and experimenting with new ideas 

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

  • Novozymes

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • Sun Pharma

  • Paraxel

  • Lambda Therapeutic

  • Dr Reddy's Laboratory

  • Anthem Biosciences

  • Panacea Biotech

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