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Careers in Genetics: Research Compliance Officer

Careers in Genetics: Research Compliance Officer

Research Compliance Officers are administrative professionals who ensure that research is being done ethically and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, most often for a government agency or academic institution. These professionals are experts in both federal and state regulations, as well as industry standards, and advise scientists on laws or regulations which may... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Quality Control Specialist

Careers in Genetics: Quality Control Specialist

Working for biotech manufacturing in industry, Quality Control Specialists are detail-oriented professionals who evaluate whether a product meets necessary quality standards and specifications. They measure the quality of materials used throughout production and take detailed notes of each step in the process. They may also be involved in determining the standards to which quality is... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Patent Agent

Careers in Genetics: Patent Agent

Patent Agents assess the patentability of new technologies, processes, and treatments, and help researchers write and obtain patents.  These professionals must register with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by passing a bar examination. Unlike patent attorneys, patent agents do not need a law degree, but also cannot represent clients in court cases. Patent agents typically... Read More

Careers in Genetics: Laboratory Technician

Careers in Genetics: Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technicians work in basic research or clinical labs in many capacities. Frequently lab technicians are responsible for ordering supplies and reagents, maintaining equipment, and preparing biological specimens or samples. More experienced laboratory technicians also often conduct experiments under guidance from more senior lab personnel. myIDP career category: Research staff in a research-intensive organization Additional Resources:... Read More

Careers in Genetics: K-12 Science Teacher

Careers in Genetics: K-12 Science Teacher

In primary grades, teachers frequently teach all subjects at a certain grade level, whereas middle and high school teachers typically teach one or several related subjects across grade levels. Teaching positions in public schools require state certification, while those in charter or private schools typically do not. Science teachers combine their love of science with... Read More

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