Neuroscience

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Analyzing & modifying behaviour
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Physiological understanding of the human brain & central nervous system
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Thorough comprehension of perception, motivation, learning, behaviour, cognition, brain development & function

Potential Careers:

  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Clinical Neuropsychiatrist
  • Diagnostic Imaging Specialist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Geneticist
  • Human-Computer Interface Designer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Error Consultant
  • Medical Librarian
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmacologist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist

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

  • Alberta Hospital Edmonton
  • Alberta Research Council
  • Autism Linkages Program
  • Biomira Inc.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Research Inc.
  • Alberta Health Services-Neuropsychology
  • CSC Regional Psychiatric Centre
  • Edmonton Institution
  • Gilead Alberta ULC
  • Guardian Chemicals Inc.
  • Keegan Psychological Services Ltd.
  • LifeMark Health Institute
  • Millard Health
  • NAEJA Pharmaceutical Inc.
  • Nova Chemicals Corp.
  • University of Alberta

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