Biological sciences considers insightful, innovative and integrative research in diverse areas of life sciences, from biomolecules to the biosphere, and to the development of future leaders in the basic and applied biological sciences.
Analytical and critical thinking: Synthesize complex information; logical reasoning; critical thinking; in-depth knowledge of biological theory; understanding of scientific method of inquiry.
Computer: Computer simulation and computations.
Technical: Operate scientific/ laboratory equipment and instruments; understand laboratory process.
Communication: Presenting and communicating technical and scientific data and ideas clearly and articulately to both the scientific and non-scientific communities using current technology.
Research: Collection, analysis and interpretation of data using the appropriate laboratory and/or field techniques; organizing vast amounts of data; inspect specimens; demonstrate precision and accuracy in data collection and observation; hypothesize, design and carry out experiments.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
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