Biotechnology

Relevant majors:

Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics

  • Biotechnologist/Life scientist:  tests and analyses biological compounds that can be transformed into products such as medicines
  • Environmental scientist: analyses measurements of air, food, water and soil to determine the best methods to clean and preserve the environment and minimise health hazards
  • Food technologist/food scientist: works on quality, safety and innovation of foods, e.g. analysing the nutritional and chemical content of food products, developing methods for the preservation of freshness, altering the characteristics of foods
  • Research and development officer/scientist: plans, designs and coordinates research and development for specific programs; may be involved in developing systems and trials to refine and optimise operations or products