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Biofuel / Bioenergy Researcher

Job Snapshot: 
Do you love science, but hate how fossil-based fuels pollute the environment? Biofuel and bioenergy researchers and engineers challenge existing energy beliefs and develop progressive ideas that can be part of the solution to climate change.
Roles & Responsibilities: 
You will conduct extensive research on biofuel or bioenergy, conduct experiments, publish studies, analyze data and make recommendations to improve existing technology.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: Research, communication, technical language, computer, report writing, attention to detail, mathematics.

Skills: Climate change, energy efficiency, pollution prevention, biological and chemical processes.

Education and Recommended Courses: 
A master's degree or Ph.D. in engineering (chemical, biological, biochemical), chemistry, biology, or related field. Useful courses include biology, chemistry, physics, English, geology, and mathematics.
Potential Earnings: 
$80,000
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: You will work mainly with other scientists, engineers, educators, and professionals.

Atmosphere: You will likely spend most of your time in a lab, though at times you may be presenting your findings at conferences or universities. You may find yourself working for private agencies, governments, engineering firms, or universities.