The average salary for a Biochemist in South Africa is R179,994.
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Job Description for Biochemist
A biochemist is a scientist who works with molecules and compounds, often at a cellular level. They study the way that cells across a variety of biological compounds interact, using this information in association with goals such as creating more effective medications, diagnosing diseases and producing healthier food. Biochemists may work for a wide number of employers, such as pharmaceutical companies, research hospitals, universities and food-producing companies. Biochemists must be skilled …Read more
- Research, identify, and synthesize biological macromolecules (proteins, lipids, etc.) through individual and collaborative efforts.
- Teach and supervise undergraduate students.
- Operate laboratory equipment and maintain meticulous notes on usage and protocols.
- Disseminate findings through reports and professional articles.
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Popular Skills for Biochemist
Skills in Research Analysis, Biotechnology and Protein Purification are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Molecular Biology.
Pay by Experience Level for Biochemist
An entry-level Biochemist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R157,143 based on 23 salaries. An early career Biochemist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R176,874 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Biochemist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R306,359 based on 11 salaries.
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