« BACK TO BROWSE JOB DESCRIPTIONS CATEGORY PAGE
 
Sample

Medical Scientist Job Description

Summary

Responsible for creating clinical trials and conducting research with the goal of improving public health. Investigates diseases, preventive methods, and treatments.

Primary responsibilities

  • Investigate the cause of disease and how to treat it.
  • Develop instruments for medical applications.
  • Take samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, or microorganisms or to study cell structure.
  • Standardize drug doses and immunization methods for manufacturing drugs and other medicinal compounds.
  • Write grant proposals.
  • Form hypotheses and develop experiments around them.
  • Study biological systems to understand the causes of diseases and other health problems.
  • Create a combination of drugs that could slow the progress of the disease.
  • Work with the medical scientists to try a new combination of drugs with patients who are willing to participate in the study.
  • Write up clinical data and report in findings.
  • Study the link between smoking and lung cancer or between alcoholism and liver disease.
  • Conduct biomedical research and development to advance knowledge of life processes and living organisms, including viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents.
  • Review drug applications and patents.
  • Try to identify changes in a cell or in chromosomes that signal the development of medical problems.
  • Explore new areas of research or expanding on specialized research.
  • Develop new drugs and medical treatments.
  • Express research plans or results to nonscientists who are in a position to reject or approve their ideas.

View More
Job Categories View All 


Job Titles