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Biochemist

Biochemists study the chemistry of living organisms to increase scientific knowledge and develop ways to apply this knowledge in areas such as medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, environmental science and manufacturing. Biochemistry provides a basis for all the life sciences.

Tasks:

  • study the chemical processes which occur within individual cells
  • study processes which involve whole organisms, such as digestion and growth
  • undertake detailed chemical analysis using sophisticated instruments and techniques
  • prepare, or supervise the preparation of, scientific reports and papers for journals based on observations and experiments.

Qualifications

For this Position, the skills required to perform this role would have be developed through a combination of experience in a related role (unless the position is a graduate position) as well as a degree in science or applied science majoring in chemistry, or biology, available at universities across Australia. Research scientist or academic will usually require a masters or doctorate degree in the specialist field.

 

Tertiary Education Providers

NSW
Charles Sturt University
University of New England
Sydney University
University of Newcastle
University of Wollongong
University of Western Sydney
Southern Cross University

Victoria
University of Melbourne
La Trobe University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
Curtin University
University of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University

Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Queensland
University of Queensland
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
University of Southern Queensland

ACT
Australian National University

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