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Career Resources for MS Cellular & Molecular Biology:

Salary and job outlook information

Position Degree 2014 Median Pay Percent Growth 2014-2024
Biological Technicians Bachelor’s $41,290 per year 5%
Medical Scientists Doctoral $79,930 per year 8%

  • This is a resource for how to make a CV for Scientists
  • Make sure to take note of any original research or research you’ve performed with faculty and if you choose to write a thesis, market that to employers whether on a CV or resume.
  • Here’s some discipline specific skills:
    • thorough knowledge of biology in general and specialized knowledge in several fields corresponding to the disciplines taught in this major
    • mastery of the basic techniques and equipment used in molecular biology
    • biochemistry and cellular biology that are also essential for all biological disciplines,
    • know how to set up an experiment, from its design to the validation of the scientific results obtained
    • know how to manage bibliographical resources (databases, online scientific journals, etc.) and master the scientific literature related to the relevant field of biology when setting up or carrying out a scientific project,
    • ability to summarize data, whether it comes from literature or experiments,
    • know how to make a critical analysis of scientific results.
    • sing own knowledge and being creative to identify and then resolve a scientific problem,
    • ability to learn both theory and through experimentation, and adapt in relation to new information,
    • analyzing different types of document and summarize them,
    • organizing your own work and knowing how to work autonomously or in a group,
    • carrying out a project, taking the necessary initiatives for it to come to fruition,
    • communicating results (oral presentation, posters, written reports) and defending a project against detractors,
    • appreciating the quality and pertinence of a study or a scientific approach whether or not it is your own work,
    • mastering scientific English (certified level B2)

  • Tell us about your thesis topic/research. What, when, how, conclusions.
  • What limitations were there in your research? What changes would you have made to your thesis work if you were to begin again?
  • What contribution does your thesis make to the field?
  • What do you see as your greatest accomplishments in your career to date? What shortcomings have you dealt with?
  • What are your research plans for the next 5/10 years?

  • Develop strong relationships with faculty and secure strong faculty recommendations
  • UNH is a member of CURE: Connecting Connecticut’s Science Community http://cureconnect.org/ This website can be used to network with other professionals and companies as well as look for internships and jobs
  • Consider joining a professional organization to network with other professionals
  • Learn and understand bioinformatics and other biological software systems
  • Learn federal, state, and local government job application process. The federal government is the largest employer of biologists.
  • Gain experience with grant writing and fundraising techniques. Often research must be funded in this manner
  • Be prepared to discuss any research experience you’ve done, what you learned, and valuable skills you gained from said experience
  • Consider applying to PhD. Programs to gain further experience and accreditation in your field