Do you sometimes ask yourself:
– “What do the different job titles mean?”
– “What are the responsibilities and tasks of those professionals?”
– “What skills and competencies should I have?”
One profession but many various titles
We offer you an overview on the different job titles, tasks and responsibilities conected to these as well as the requirements. But keep in mind: this is an overview in general and should give you only an orientation. Every company and every branch is different and they may use their own specific job titles. But the main tasks and responsibilities widely will be consistent. E.g. The “Medical Science Liaison” is the same like the “Medical Affairs Manager”. They have the same responsibilities.
It always depends on the company, which term they prefere. This means – you always have to read the advertisements carefully to learn about the tasks, responsibilities and requirements of a vacancy.
Many career opportunities available to Bio Scientists
During your studies you have learned about natural laws, analyzed anorganic structures, observed living organism and their interaction to the environment and human. You are well trained in analyzing complex situations and to understand difficult circumstances. You bring up a very specific and deep knowledge in your particular field. Your capability to apply this on unknown issues, to deal with change, to find new kreative solutions and to process a lot of information within a short time, is your main competence. Therefore a broad range of professions are available for you. Even jobs, you would not think about next. E.g. in finance, insurance, patent attorny officer etc.
Your working areas go from Health, Nutrition, Food Production, Environment, Energy, Animal Breeding to Mining and much more. All of this are essential areas and a basic of human life. You can be sure, your competences always will be needed.
Some examples of the different areas of engagement and job profiles for life scientists:
1. Research and development: You may work in research and development roles, where you design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and publish your findings in scientific journals. You may work in academic or government research institutes, or in private companies.
2. Teaching and education: You may also work as professors, teaching biology or others at the university level. You may also work as high school science teacher or in other educational roles.
3. Medicine and healthcare: You may work in medical or healthcare settings, using your knowledge of biology to diagnose and treat patients. For example, you may work as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or medical researchers.
4. Environmental science: You may work in environmental science roles, studying the impacts of human activity on the natural world. You may work for environmental consulting firms, government agencies, or non-profit organizations.
5. Agriculture and food science: You may work in agriculture and food science, researching ways to improve crop yields and food safety. You may work for government agencies, universities, or private companies.
Employers of Bio Scientists include universities, government agencies, research institutes, hospitals and private companies.
20 examples of job profiles for life scientists in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries:
- Drug discovery researcher works on developing new drugs to treat diseases by identifying and testing potential drug candidates.
- Medical writer writes scientific documents such as clinical trial protocols, informed consent forms, and regulatory documents.
- Clinical research associate works on clinical trials of new drugs, monitoring the progress of the trial and ensuring that it is conducted according to good clinical practice guidelines.
- Medical scientist conducts research to understand the underlying biological mechanisms of diseases and to develop new treatments.
- Biomedical engineer designs and develops medical devices and equipment, such as artificial organs and diagnostic machines.
- Quality control/quality assurance manager ensure that products meet quality standards and are safe for use.
- Manufacturing process engineer designs and optimizes the manufacturing process for pharmaceutical or biotechnology products.
- Regulatory affairs specialist helps companies navigate the regulatory process for getting their products approved for sale.
- Sales representative promotes and sells pharmaceutical or biotechnology products to hospitals, clinics, and other customers.
- Supply chain manager manages the procurement, production, and distribution of pharmaceutical or biotechnology products.
- Market researcher gathers and analyzes data on the market for pharmaceutical or biotechnology products.
- Patent attorney officer helps companies to protect their intellectual property by filing and prosecuting patent applications.
- Project manager oversees the development and implementation of projects within a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company or manages the company’s projects in cooperation with external organisations.
- Data scientist analyzes and interprets large datasets, often using machine learning techniques, to support decision-making within a company.
- Technical writer writes technical documents such as user manuals and product specifications.
- Human resources specialist handles personnel matters within a company, including hiring, training, and performance management.
- Public relations specialist manages a company’s public image and communicate with the media.
- Marketing specialist: These professionals develop and implement marketing campaigns for pharmaceutical or biotechnology products.
- Technical Assistent provides technical support for technical processes and equipment, troubleshooting of technical problems and assist with technical projects.
- Market Access Manager is responsible for designing and implementing strategies to ensure that a company’s products are covered by insurance and other reimbursement programs, and that the products are sold at the highest price possible.
Explore the broad range of job opportunities
Do you know the tasks, responsibilities, requirements of the various jobs available for bio scientists?
More job profiles will continously be published.
written by life-science Karriere Services