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Responsible for planning, conducting, and analyzing experiments within a broad range of disciplines, including neurosciences, plant sciences, physiology, pharmacology, cancer studies, microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and stem cell research.
Primary responsibilities
  • Broaden scientific understanding of the neurosciences, plant sciences, physiology, pharmacology, cancer studies, microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and stem cell research through experimentation.
  • Carry out lengthy research projects to develop new products, processes, and applications.
  • Disseminate information to professional colleagues.
  • Draw up new research proposals.
  • Apply for funds and grants.
  • Explore the factors surrounding life in general and find ways to improve it and possibly correct imperfections in the overall balance.
  • Examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function.
  • Investigate the effects of environmental factors, such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease, on plant growth.
  • Take on experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants.
  • Examine micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and then create and develop new and improve existing products, materials and processes.
  • Examine bodily organs and tissues by observation, dissection and microscopic examination.
  • Investigate the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories.
  • Present findings at scientific meetings and conferences.

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