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.


New workers
£ 21,827
£ 37,049
£ 65,112

Available jobs

In the past year there were 95,712 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biology

  • Biochemistry

  • Project Management

  • Data Analysis

  • Ecology

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemical Assays

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Research

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Writing

  • Innovation

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Self-Motivation

  • Teaching

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.