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Careers in Genetics: Biocurator

Careers in Genetics: Biocurator

Biocurators collect and annotate the scientific community’s data in publicly accessible databases. In the era of genome sequencing and big data, scientific database curation has become very important to make sense of data in the big picture and to allow free exchange of information. Biocurators must have a strong science background to understand data sets... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Audiologist

Careers in Genetics: Audiologist

Audiologists are licensed health care professionals who diagnose, study, and treat hearing and balance disorders. Because there are many such disorders with a genetic basis, audiologists must have a basic understanding of genetics. These professionals work in many different settings including schools, clinics, private practice, hospitals, and health departments. myIDP career category: Clinical practice Additional Resources:... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Physician/Clinical Geneticist

Careers in Genetics: Physician/Clinical Geneticist

Physicians are medical doctors who manage the health of patients. They must successfully complete medical school, pass either the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination or the U.S. Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination, and complete a residency to obtain a full medical license. There are medical specialties, such as pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, that necessitate familiarity with genetics. In... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Independent Clinical Researcher

Careers in Genetics: Independent Clinical Researcher

Independent Clinical Researchers conduct research on mechanisms of and therapeutic interventions for human disease, including clinical trials for new drugs or treatments. Unlike independent basic researchers, clinical researchers interact directly with their subjects in a clinical setting. Independent clinical researchers work in hospitals, medical schools, industry, and government. myIDP career category: Principal investigator in a research-intensive... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney

Careers in Genetics: Intellectual Property/Patent Attorney

Intellectual Property or Patent Attorneys are lawyers who not only help clients obtain patents, but also represent clients in patent cases.  Like patent agents, they must register with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by passing the registration exam. However, unlike patent agents, they must also have a law degree and pass the legal... Read More

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