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The name biometrician has been made from biologist and mathematician. There is much need in research organisations for biological statisticians that utilise mathematics and statistical techniques to advise scientists on biological certainty of their data. In this career, you may work with a variety of researchers and assist them with experimental design and data analysis. You will be fully desk based.
$55,000 – $125,000
Honours in stats or maths + specialised postgrad
Absence from home
Biometricians have a minimum of an Honours degree in statistics or mathematics, but most will have a Doctorate degree in a statistics specialisation showing indepth skills with data analysis and statistics.
Skills required include:
- statistical and analytical mathematical skills
- programming skills in Python/R
- 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.