Molecular and Cellular Biologist

Put your eye to the microscope. Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization. Pursue a career as a molecular and cellular biologist.

molecular and cellular biologist jobsWhat Does Working as a Molecular and Cellular Biologist Look Like?

Research and study cellular molecules and organelles to understand cell function and organization.

Molecular and cellular biologists typically perform some or all of the following:

  • Perform research and maintain accurate laboratory records and data.  
  • Create, execute or oversee and analyze molecular or cellular laboratory experiments.
  • Review experiments, data and scientific reports, and provide interpretations and conclusions.
  • Conduct research on cell organization and function, including mechanisms of gene expression, cellular bioinformatics, cell signaling or cell differentiation.  
  • Supervise students, researchers and technicians on research and experiment teams.
  • Lecture and oversee experiments at research universities.

Molecular and Cellular Biologist Salary and Forecast

Molecular and cellular biologists can expect to earn a median salary of $74,790.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Molecular and Cellular Biologist?

Molecular and cellular biologists typically have a master’s degree or a doctorate. A certificate in microbiology is a great supplement to an undergraduate degree in biology and will improve your chances of getting into graduate school so you can pursue this career path.

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