A Biochemist researches the chemical properties of living organisms such as cells, plants, animals, and humans. This includes studying biological processes, genetics, organism growth and disease. Regular work consists of conducting experiments and assessing the outcomes.
A biochemist will typically conduct research projects, manage laboratory teams, prepare technical reports, and present research findings to scientists and other interested parties. In their daily work, biochemists analyse enzymes, DNA, and other molecules to research the effects of drugs and food on biological processes.
They use electron microscopes, lasers and other laboratory instruments as well as computer modelling software to determine the structures of molecules. Most biochemists work on research teams alongside experts in other fields, such as chemistry, physics and engineering.
Biochemists typically work alongside biophysicists in a laboratory environment. The majority work for research institutions, both public and private, while a sizeable portion also work for universities, the pharmaceutical industry and chemical manufacturing enterprises. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, demand for Biochemists is expected to increase 8 percent through 2024.
The average biochemist gross salary in India is ₹10,21,951 or an equivalent hourly rate of ₹491. In addition, they earn an average bonus of ₹26,877. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in India.
An entry level biochemist (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of ₹7,27,371. On the other end, a senior level biochemist (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of ₹12,87,943.