Research biologists study the biological world, using the latest scientific tools and techniques in both the laboratory and the natural environment, to understand how living systems work, at all 10 levels from the molecule to the biosphere. Many work in biological laboratories, others in universities and research organisations, others in the natural environment and the field, and in exotic locations around the world. Biologists working in research discover new knowledge, new products (eg drugs, vaccines), new methods, new species of living organisms and help understand biology and find solutions to specific problems in biology, health, environment and education.
Biologists in the field of research can specialise in any field of Biology, Health, Environment and Education.
In the Research Area, many Biologists work in the following Services (indicative):
- Research centers and institutes
- Universities and Colleges
- Environmental Research Centers
- Health research centers