Career as a Biophysicist


Summary

One who study the field of biophysics is known as Biophysicist. They study life at every level, from atoms and molecules to cells, organisms and environments. Biophysicists attempt to explain why our biophysical environment behaves as it does. Biophysicists study how organisms develop, see, hear, think and live. They investigate how the brain processes and stores information, the heart pumps blood, muscles contract, plants use light in photosynthesis, genes are switched on and off and many other questions. Biophysicists usually work with groups or teams of other scientists and professionals with other backgrounds to collaborate on solving common problems. For example, they work along with those in medical and criminology fields to find solutions to various problems they come across.

The duties of Biophysicist includes to design and conduct complex life-science research projects. Typical projects include the effects of substances such as drugs, hormones and foods on tissues and biological processes. They use a variety of lab equipment, including electron microscopes and lasers. They also manage and monitor lab teams, write technical reports and research papers and present research findings to other scientists and colleagues in journals and at scientific conferences.

Work Environment

Biophysicists usually work with groups or teams of other scientists and professionals with other backgrounds to collaborate on solving common problems. For example, they work along with those in medical and criminology fields to find solutions to various problems they come across.

Entry Level Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biophysics, or with Physics, Biology and Chemistry field.
  • Master's and PhD in Physics or a sub-discipline of Physics.

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