Biochemistry

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Performing calculations using complex formulae
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Cytologist
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Food Science Technologist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Health Officer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations.
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Potential Employers:

  • Alberta Research Council
  • ALS Laboratory Group - Environmental Division
  • Biomira Inc.
  • Biovail Contract Research
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Research Inc.
  • Canada West BioSciences
  • Dow Chemical Canada Inc.
  • Environment Canada
  • Nova Chemicals Corp.
  • Gilead Alberta ULC
  • Guardian Chemicals Inc.
  • NAEJA Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • National Centre for Upgrading Technology
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • University of Alberta

Professional Associations:

Biochemical Society

Biotalent Canada

Canadian Society for Chemistry

Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists

Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Canadian Society of Forensic Science

Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry