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Biological Scientists and Biochemists

Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.


Median Salary

New workers start around £21,833. Normal pay is £37,056 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £65,127.

Daily Tasks

  • Monitors the distribution, presence and behaviour of plants, animals and aquatic life, and performs other scientific tasks related to conservation not performed by jobholders in MINOR GROUP 214: Conservation and Environment Professionals.
  • Advises farmers, medical staff and others, on the nature of field crops, livestock and produce and on the treatment and prevention of disease.
  • Observes the structure of communities of organisms in the laboratory and in their natural environment.
  • Researches the effects of internal and external environmental factors on the life processes and other functions of living organisms.
  • Performs tests to study physiological and pathological characteristics within cells and other organisms.
  • Identifies and studies the chemical substances, including microbial infections, involved in physiological processes and the progress of disease.
  • Studies the physical and chemical form, structure, composition and function of living organisms.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics