Biochemistry

Knowledge & Skills Developed:

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Performing calculations using complex formulae
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Cytologist
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Food Science Technologist
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Health Officer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations. 
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Potential Employers:

  • 3M Science
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Agroforestry Development Centre
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
  • Alberta Environment and Parks
  • ALS Canada
  • Amgen
  • BioLargo
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Canadian Space Agency
  • Delta Genomics
  • Environment Canada
  • Gilead Alberta ULC
  • Guardian Chemicals
  • Husky
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lululemon
  • Maple Leaf
  • Natural Resources Canada – CanmetEnergy
  • Nova Chemicals
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • The Metabolomics Innovation Centre
  • University of Alberta

Professional Associations:

Biochemical Society

Biotalent Canada

Canadian Society for Chemistry

Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists

Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Canadian Society of Forensic Science

Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry