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What is Biochemistry? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

What is Biochemistry?

According to Google, biochemistry is "the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physicochemical processes that occur within living organisms."

The OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics has a mission:

  • to carry out significant original research that reveals the molecular mechanisms underlying life of all varieties and that provides excellent training for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows;
  • to provide excellent classroom and laboratory training of both major and non-major undergraduate students at Oregon State University and in so doing prepare them for success in their chosen careers and in life.

Biochemistry - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

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Related Skills

Analytical Operate Scientific Equipment
Assemble Arguments & Engage in Debate Problem Solving
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Communication (Oral & Written) Statistical Awareness
Critical Thinking Teamwork
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Information Handling & Organization Understand Complex Biological Processes

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Science Careers - is dedicated to matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government, while providing a great career information resource.

Bio View - Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Employment - biotechnology from the manufacturing side; Bio View manufactures and markets equiptment, preparation kits and software to the biotechnological and pharmaceutical community.

Chem Jobs


Chem Careers

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Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Careers in Science and Engineering - is a student planning guide for grad school and beyond in science and engineering.

Careers in Biotechnology - a resource for learning information about areas of work in biotechnology, events and information databases.

Guide to Biochemistry Careers

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Professional Association Links

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology - a forum that connects scientists all over the world by holding online educational meetings, develop publications, and disseminate biological research results.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

American Astronomical Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Biomedical Society

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Miscellaneous Links

Chemical Industry News

The Journal of Biochemistry

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