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Career Resources for MS Cellular & Molecular Biology:
Salary and job outlook information
||2014 Median Pay
||Percent Growth 2014-2024
||$41,290 per year
||$79,930 per year
- 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