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Careers in science

Careers in science

Positions at universities (& required degree and experience)

Professor (PhD)
Research Associate (PhD, 1-2 years)
Post-doctoral associate (PhD)
Research Support Specialist (BS, sometimes MS, several years)
Graduate student (BS)
Research Technician (various levels) (BS, minimum)
Laboratory Assistant II (HS, variable experience required)
Laboratory Assistant I (no degree, no experience required)

Administrative
Administrative Assistant
Accounting

Possible Careers related to Biodiversity Conservation,
Plant Genetics, Crop Improvement, etc.

Scientist:
Molecular biology
Plant breeding
Plant Pathology
Natural Resources
Genetics (Plant, animal, microbial, etc.)
Environmental conservation
Bio-engineering

Education:
Public awareness
Teacher: primary, secondary or college
Informal Science Education—science outreach to the public through museums, science centers, aquariums, zoos, national parks, etc.

Conservation:
National parks, protected areas
Environment, waste management
Government policy

ELSI: Ethical, Social, Legal issues of science
Public awareness
Law
Policymaker

Resources for Careers in Science

American Society of Plant Biology: a one-page summary http://aspb.org/downloads/careersbroch.pdf

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