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Biological Scientist II


An intermediate position responsible for studying the basic principles of plant and animal life. This includes research related to origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions. Works with a degree of independence but seeks guidance for complex issues. Familiarity with standard concepts and procedures within the biological field is essential.

Examples of Work

  • Modify and implement existing research methods to study biological processes.
  • Search scientific literature to refine procedures for research objectives.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments, ensuring execution aligns with research goals.
  • Modify computational techniques as needed.
  • Participate in government and private sector biological research projects.
  • Provide scientific services in clinics, labs, or research areas.
  • Conduct research in line with quality and safety standards.
  • Study live specimens in controlled or natural environments.
  • Identify, classify, and study various biological species.
  • Participate in wildlife population management and disease control programs.
  • Assist in lab coordination and equipment maintenance.
  • Record and maintain detailed research procedures and results.
  • Analyze data using statistical models and adjust research designs based on findings.
  • Contribute to research papers, reports, and scholarly articles.
  • Engage in continuous learning and adjust to evolving research needs.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in biology or a related field with 1 year of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree required.

Licensure and Certification



This position may include supervisory responsibility.


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