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Biochemistry is the chemistry of living organisms and their vital processes. It involves studying the chemistry of living thing including substances, compounds and processes. A Biochemist is responsible for getting into the minutest characteristics of organisms, and their biological processes. There are many different areas of specialisation a biochemist can choose from, however almost all of them are required to have the ability to synthesize and analyse information and to have good research techniques as well.

There are many potential roles within the scientific community for a biochemist, including working with pharmaceutical industry, forensic crime labs, agriculture, hospitals, university research departments, food institutes, education, scientific law, cosmetic industries, industrial laboratories and drug manufacturing.

Salaries start at around £25,000 to more than £95,000 for consultant scientists.

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