Career

Biometrician

Biometricians work as part of a team with researchers by providing advice on experimental design, analysing data obtained during research projects, interpretation and presentation of results, and improving statistical methods. Biometricians are often involved with forecasting, developing and planning for future biological conditions and resource such as forests, watersheds, or livestock, climate change, crop development, quality control and assurance, and production process analysis. For example, a forest modeller provides biologically sound plantation models depicting development, quantity and quality of plantations.

Biometricians can find employment in the private and public sectors, government agencies, and universities. Those that attain employment at universities are usually part of the teaching staff as well as researchers. Biometricians need to have enhanced analytical and research skills and knowledge of scientific method and statistical analysis techniques, good communication and computer skills, and specialisation in at least one field of science. Specialisation in science fields will require post graduate level study, with some organisations only accepting employees with a PhD.