Applied Genomic Researchers explore genetics that apply DNA, DNA sequencing methods, and bioinformatics to sequence, assemble, and analyze the function and structure of genomes. This job is crucial to understand how living things grow, breed and survive.
A master's or doctoral degree in biology or a related field may be required for this position. A master's degree typically takes about 2-3 years to earn after first earning a bachelor's degree (which typically takes 4 years to earn). A doctorate may take an additional 2-3 years after the master's degree is earned, depending on the specific program.
Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2017-2026 period at the national level.
Most Genomics Researchers work in labs that are either privately or publicly funded. Major institutions such as universities and government sectors employ genomics researchers for purposes of advancing public health and agriculture. Private labs are also a popular place of work. This role is predominantly indoors in a lab setting, however some field work is also required.