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.
- Active Learning
- Accuracy And Attention To Detail
- Office Support Tools
- Flexibility And Adaptability
- Problem Solving
- Effective Communications
- Decision Making And Critical Thinking
- Research And Development Function
- Research Documentation
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