YOUR CAREER AS A
Biomaterials research and development have been stimulated by advances in cell and molecular biology, chemistry, materials science, and engineering. Research into biomaterials involves the precise engineering of novel materials including molecularly engineered biomaterials, nano-particles, and exudates.
$55,000 – $125,000
Science degree plus specialised postgrad
Absence from home
Generally biomaterials scientists will have a degree in chemistry or physics, or chemical engineering, and a postgraduate degree specialisation in one of the many applications.
Skills required include:
- an open, inquiring mind
- technical aptitude
- statistical and analytical skills
- excellent writing and presentation skills
- attention to detail and patience.
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Researchers can move into more senior research positions and management roles, and consultancy. There is also potential for an academic career e.g. at a university. There is often the opportunity to work overseas for varying periods of time.