Responsible for using mathematical techniques and observations to analyze and interpret biological data. Typically works in biomedical field to examine the effects of environmental conditions and treatments on living things.
- Observe effects if treatment, side affects, and other facts on living things.
- Develop clinical trials to assess drug treatments.
- Analyze genetic data and disease occurrence.
- Review data of populations exposed to environmental chemicals and conditions.
- Analyze impact of oil spills on environment.
- Create complex charts and graphs.
- Design surveys or experiments or opinion polls to collect data.
- Report conclusions.
- Determine most appropriate methods to find and collect data.
- Use sampling to collect data from some people in a particular group.
- Write instructions for workers who collect and tabulate the data.
- Mail surveys.
- Calculate averages, reliability, and other specifics of the data.
- Choose and conduct tests to find out the data’s reliability and validity.
- Explain the limitations of the data to prevent inaccurate conclusions from being drawn.
- Identify trends.
- Use computers with specialized statistical software to analyze data
- Create new statistical software packages to analyze data more accurately and efficiently.
- Present reports to team members.
- Make changes to improve design of future surveys and reports.
- Work in pharmaceutical companies, public health, and medicine.
- Work for hospitals and public health agencies, where they help identify the sources of outbreaks of illnesses in humans and animals.