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Biophysicist

Find out how we are Alive

Study the chemical composition or physical principles of living cells and organisms, their electrical and mechanical energy, and related phenomena. May conduct research to further understanding of the complex chemical combinations and reactions involved in metabolism, reproduction, growth, and heredity. May determine the effects of foods, drugs, serums, hormones, and other substances on tissues and vital processes of living organisms.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

513-529-3831

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Related Job Titles

Analytical Research Chemist, Scientist, Biochemist, Principal Statistical Scientist, Biophysics Researcher, Research Scientist

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 19-1021.00

O*NET Summary
  • $94,270 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 2,900 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • 3-4% Projected growth (average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics; Minitab; SAS; The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Accelrys Insight II; ChemInnovation Software Chem 4-D
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Graphics software; Microsoft Visio; Molecular Simulations WebLab ViewerPro
  • Object or component oriented development software — Practical extraction and reporting language Perl; Python
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint

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