Profession biophysicist

Biophysicists study the existing relation between living organisms and physics. They conduct research on living organisms based on the methods of physics that aim to explain the complexity of life, predict patterns, and draw conclusions about aspects of life. Biophysicists' research fields cover DNA, proteins, molecules, cells, and environments.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Investigative / Artistic
  • Investigative / Social

Knowledge

  • Protein

    The nutrients that provide living organisms with the energy to live and operate.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

Skills

  • Perform laboratory tests

    Carry out tests in a laboratory to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific research and product testing.

  • Conduct research on flora

    Collect and analyse data about plants in order to discover their basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.

  • Analyse cell cultures

    Analyse cell cultures grown from tissue samples, performing also screening of the cervical smear to detect fertility issues.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Analyse experimental laboratory data

    Analyse experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings

  • Gather experimental data

    Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.

  • Examine cell specimens microscopically

    Prepare and put the cell specimens received for examination on slides, stain and mark cellular changes and abnormalities.

  • Conduct research on fauna

    Collect and analyse data about animal life in order to discover the basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.

Optional knowledge and skills

collect biological data collect samples for analysis molecular biology write scientific papers write research proposals execute analytical mathematical calculations biological chemistry operate scientific measuring equipment apply statistical analysis techniques organic chemistry microbiology-bacteriology use measurement instruments osteology calibrate laboratory equipment operate telescopes virology