Also called: Engineering Director, Process Engineer
What they do:Develop usable, tangible products, using knowledge of biology, chemistry, or engineering. Solve problems related to materials, systems, or processes that interact with humans, plants, animals, microorganisms, or biological materials.
On the job, you would:
- Devise scalable recovery, purification, or fermentation processes for producing proteins or other biological substances for human or animal therapeutic use, food production or processing, biofuels, or effluent treatment.
- Read current scientific or trade literature to stay abreast of scientific, industrial, or technological advances.
- Design or conduct studies to determine optimal conditions for cell growth, protein production, or protein or virus expression or recovery, using chromatography, separation, or filtration equipment, such as centrifuges or bioreactors.
Engineering and Technology
Math and Science
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Arts and Humanities
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Operating system software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about biochemical engineers.