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Systems Biology Opens Jobs for Science-Related Careers

May 06,2010 by: admin

Among the science careers in-demand today, the most open to employment is in the field of systems biology and informatics. According to a report by Chris Tachinaba of Science Careers, these fields employ engineers, computer programmers, biologists, and mathematicians. Those who are looking to pursue science careers and can work in diverse teams have good chances at getting employed in the fields of systems biology and informatics. It can also be for people who are looking for a new career. In addition, Tachiniba reports that funding and new systems biology centers are being established in more countries all over the world.

More and more scientists have been endorsing science careers through emphasizing the geographical mobility and flexibility of science-related jobs especially those in research-related fields. Also, technology has made it possible for analyzing wet0lab data through cyber-networking by members of a certain institution or organization. According to scientists, one only has to possess an open mind and the ability to see the big picture in order for the method to work. Tachinaba quoted Jens Nielsen, a systems biology professor at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, as saying that it would be easier if those aspiring to enter the field of life science are equipped with the “tools, techniques and approaches of systems biology” as these are becoming the standard in research and industry.

According to reports that the average salary for Systems Biology jobs amounts to $51, 518 while the salary range is from $27, 500-$172, 876. Meanwhile Jobs-Salary also published information from Institute for Systems Biology on the salary of specific jobs in Systems Biology. Some of these jobs are: Strategic Directors of Strategic Initiatives receive an average salary of $173, 000; Associate Professors receive an average of $123, 000; Faculty members receive an average of $110, 000; Senior Research Scientists receive an average of $61,000; Software Engineers receive an average of $60,000; Senior Scientists receive an average of $61,000; Microbiologists receive an average of $53,000; and Research Scientists receive an average of $51,000.

Systems Biology includes a long list of specific areas, most of which are areas that combine technology with traditional life sciences. As quoted by Tachinaba, Professor Bernard Palsson says that systems biology should consider an understanding of a combination of different areas such as linear algebra, genetics and genomics as well as networks and biological systems and how these complement one another to contribute to the understanding of the cell as the building block of life in 3D.

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