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Careers in Genetics: Scientific Editor

Careers in Genetics: Scientific Editor

Scientific Editors manage and edit scientific texts and academic journals. These professionals review incoming manuscripts, manage the peer review process, and correspond with authors. They must have a strong scientific background to determine which manuscripts are scientifically sound and novel enough to warrant further review. They must also have strong writing and people skills. Most scientific... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Science Museum Director

Careers in Genetics: Science Museum Director

Science Museum Directors combine their expertise in science with an interest in public education to build collections and design exhibits and programming on interesting topics in science for the general public. myIDP career category: Science education for non-scientists Additional Resources: Association of Science Museum Directors Read More

Careers in Genetics: Independent Basic Researcher

Careers in Genetics: Independent Basic Researcher

An Independent Basic Researcher studies genetic mechanisms in humans or model organisms to understand biological processes. Although they may study human genetics, independent basic researchers do not interact with patients. Independent basic researchers typically complete a PhD and several additional years of postdoctoral study. They oversee labs as faculty at academic institutions, work in the biotechnology... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Field Application Scientist

Careers in Genetics: Field Application Scientist

As customer service experts, Field Application Scientists, or Specialists, work for companies that supply laboratory services, equipment, and reagents. They respond to customers’ technical inquiries and frequently travel to customers to assist with troubleshooting or to provide product training and demonstrations. Field Application Scientists are extremely personable, comfortable with networking, and must be knowledgeable about... Read More

Careers in Genetics: College Professor (Teaching Focus)

Careers in Genetics: College Professor (Teaching Focus)

Although independent clinical or basic researchers frequently hold faculty positions at universities or academic institutions, research is their main focus. In contrast, professors at small or liberal arts institutions often focus heavily on teaching. Like their researcher counterparts, they have completed a PhD and usually a postdoctoral fellowship as well. Teaching focused professors may also... Read More

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