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Careers in Genetics: Management Consultant

Careers in Genetics: Management Consultant

Management Consultants use their logical-thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle issues identified by corporate clients. These professionals typically work for consulting firms and have an interest in business as well as expertise in science.  myIDP career category: Business of science Read More

Careers in Genetics: Medical Science Liaison

Careers in Genetics: Medical Science Liaison

Medical Science Liaisons are professionals with advanced biomedical degrees who collaborate with the medical and scientific community to provide consumer safety and marketing information about their company’s products. They travel often to speak with healthcare professionals regarding the educational needs of consumers and attend scientific conferences to gather the newest scientific information relevant to their... 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

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