- Collaborating with other department members to design and conduct experiments and record findings.
- Studying the functions, chemical processes, and composition of living organisms.
- Writing scholarly articles about findings and proposals to raise funds for research efforts.
- Designing and building equipment or facilities to use for experiments or research.
- Preparing and refining chemical compounds for public or medical use.
- Presenting findings to students, colleagues, or leadership.
- Solving complex problems with materials, technology, or processes to improve the overall quality of work or achieve the desired outcome.
- Hiring, training, motivating, and coaching staff members and colleagues.
- Bachelor’s in biology, chemistry, or related field.
- More education, experience, or specialization may be preferred.
- Familiarity with laboratory testing, data recording practices, and safety procedures.
- Strong understanding of scientific concepts and biological processes.
- Ability to train, motivate, coach, and lead a team of other researchers and research assistants.
- Excellent problem solving, verbal and written communication, project and resource management, and computer skills.
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail, especially when multitasking.
- Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions, and present findings to laypersons.
- Willingness to comply with all safety and quality controls.