Biochemist

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Biochemists study the chemical structure and function of animals, plants and micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses. They use this research to develop medical, industrial and agricultural products.

Pay

Biochemists usually earn

$35K-$75K per year

Senior biochemists with PhDs usually earn

$76K-$130K per year

Source: NZBIO, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a biochemist are average – limited for those doing fundamental research, but good for those doing applied research.
Stephanie Hughes holding three test tubes filled with coloured fluids

Biochemists study the chemical structure and function of living things

Last updated 26 May 2017