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BIOLOGICAL SCIENTISTS, ALL OTHER
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Occupation Description:
 
  All biological scientists not listed separately.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Bioinformatics Scientists (ONET code: 19-1029.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Conduct research using bioinformatics theory and methods in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology, computational biology, proteomics, computer information science, biology and medical informatics. May design databases and develop algorithms for processing and analyzing genomic information, or other biological information.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Recommend new systems and processes to improve operations.
  • Keep abreast of new biochemistries, instrumentation, or software by reading scientific literature and attending professional conferences.
  • Confer with departments, such as marketing, business development, or operations, to coordinate product development or improvement.
  • Collaborate with software developers in the development and modification of commercial bioinformatics software.
  • Test new and updated bioinformatics tools and software.
  • Provide statistical and computational tools for biologically based activities, such as genetic analysis, measurement of gene expression, or gene function determination.
  • Prepare summary statistics of information regarding human genomes.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal m.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology..
 
  * Molecular and Cellular Biologists (ONET code: 19-1029.02)
 
  * Geneticists (ONET code: 19-1029.03)
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $95,250.00 $45.79 $45.70 $28.67 - $55.60
Bridgeport/Stamford $92,278.00 $44.36 $42.91 $27.93 - $49.28
Hartford $97,079.00 $46.67 $46.32 $29.41 - $52.99
New Haven $97,926.00 $47.08 $46.97 $30.38 - $56.99
      
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