The requirements of "good communication skills" and "comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting" on a biotech job listing are common, but what do these mean in practice? For work in biotech, there's often more than meets the eye in a job posting.
The biotech industry is booming. Some reservations notwithstanding, influxes of venture capital reflect economic robustness in the biotech market, and the recent pledge of funds for personalized (or "precision") medical research by the Obama administration reflect widespread public interest in ... Read more
Genomics technicians use a range of technologies related to determining and comparing DNA and RNA sequences. They isolate RNA and DNA from samples. They construct libraries, perform quality control, carry out titrations, and work with a variety of microarray, PCR, and DNA sequencing ... Read more
They work on experiments and procedures in research on projects and products that could cure disease, improve crops, help clean up the environment, and detect contaminated food. There may be some routine work but the possibilities for a variety of tasks and independent thinking are huge if the ... Read more