Cell and molecular biology

What can I do with my course in cell and molecular biology?

Careers in cell and molecular biology

As a cell and molecular biologist, you study cells and the molecules that combine to form them. You  use microscopy and molecular approaches to understand how organisms develop, how they respond to their environment, and how the diseased state differs from the healthy state.

You may find jobs in agriculture, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and healthcare carrying out research, process control or quality control.

As you build your knowledge and expertise you could consult to business or government where scientific knowledge is required for the development of business plans and policies. You may also find opportunities in technical writing, journalism, research institutes and in education.

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Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in cell and molecular biology:

  • Technical laboratory skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
  • Investigation and research techniques
  • Teamwork skills
  • Project management skills

Related roles include:

  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • Medical research
  • Hospital and university laboratories
  • Forensic science laboratories
  • Genetic counselling
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Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for cell and molecular biologists at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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