Scope means a defined range or area of a subject. I will try to provide the scope of biotech field and the job opportunities in the biotech job market.
To address the scientific area and educational requirements of biotechnology, one has to know that
biotechnology in one form or another has flourished since prehistoric times. When the first human beings realized that they could plant their own crops and breed their own animals, they learned to use biotechnology. The discovery that fruit juices fermented into wine, or that milk could be converted into cheese or yogurt, or that beer could be made by fermenting solutions of malt and hops began the study of biotechnology. When the first bakers found that they could make a soft, spongy bread rather than a firm, thin cracker, they were acting as fledgling biotechnologists. The first animal breeders, realizing that different physical traits could be either magnified or lost by mating appropriate pairs of animals, engaged in the manipulations of biotechnology. This field continues to grow very rapidly as the job openings tend to show.
Now, to understand this burgeoning scientific area and educational requirements for a biotech scientist:
BIOTECHNOLOGY JOBS - with one example: "Accountant" or "Engineer" or "Sales" "San Francisco, CA" or "CA"
Biotechnology Job Listings
Manager, Business Development | Materia, Inc. - Pasadena, CA
Sr. R&D Scientist -Polymeric Membranes | Pall Corporation - Port Washington, NY
Patient Education Liaison (West) | Genzyme - Cambridge, MA
Manufacturing Associate Night Shift | Genzyme - Framingham, MA
Manufacturing Associate | Biogen Idec - Cambridge, MA
Manager Facilities\Maintenance | Genzyme - Framingham, MA
Patent Attorney | Samsung Electronics Co. - San Jose, CA
Intellectual Property Transactions Counsel | Samsung Electronics Co. - San Jose, CA
IT Technician Manufacturing Operations Center 26304 | Genzyme - Framingham, MA
Support Services Manufacturing Specialist 25618 | Genzyme - Allston, MA
ECM TECHNICAL ANALYST | PALL CORPORATION - Port Washington, NY
Laboratory Technician | Saureus, Inc. - Lebanon, NH
Manager, IT | Life Technologies - Carlsbad, CA
Associate Scientist - ELISA - Bioassay | PPD - Middleton, WI
Manager, Business Development, Mid-Atlantic | Althea Technologies, Inc. - San Diego, CA
Manager US Patient Education Liaison 26324 | Genzyme - Cambridge, MA
Contract Sales Asst/Entry Level Sales Positions Available | Premier Staffing - San Francisco, CA
Biotechnology | University of Maryland University College - Adelphi, MD
Renal Clinical Consultant 25939 | Genzyme - Phoenix, AZ
Sr. Systems Analyst | Life Technologies - Carlsbad, CA
Sr. Systems Administrator | Life Technologies - Beverly, MA
FA&RS Sr. Consultant - FARS Life Sciences (Pharma, Biotech or Med Dev) | Deloitte - New York, NY
CyberSecurity Engineer | Life Technologies - Frederick, MD
Patient Education Liaison (East) 26422 | Genzyme - Cambridge, SC
Manufacturing Technician | Lab Pros - , MA
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Jobs in biotechnology often require a BA degree with a major in biology or a related life science. Then, at the MA level some work experience in the biotechnology field is important. The course requirements for the MA degree is usually 30 credits among the following kinds of courses.
Biotechnology Lab. I
Biotechnology Lab II
Mol. Biol. of the Gene/Microbial Genetics
Advanced Cell Biology/Microbial Physiology
Issues in Biotechnology
Biotechnology Sequence Elective Courses
Advanced Immunology. Good luck.
Answered By: George - 7/20/2011