Biomedical Research Scientist

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This page contains all notes on biomedical research scientists over and above what we put in our career profile. Read the profile first, here.

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Biomedical scientists do research on how the human body works with the aim of finding new ways to improve health. Biomedical research spans academia and industry. Academia tends to focus on improving tools and techniques, studying healthy biological processes and studying diseases, whereas industry tends to focus on generating and evaluating possible treatments. (“(A) – (C) are generally associated with academia, while (D) – (F) are generally associated with industry. “ [1]) In this profile we focus on biomedical scientists who work in academia.

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