A regulatory scientist is responsible for the management and strategy of a product through the regulatory process. They are responsible for conducting studies and then communicating their findings to regulatory agencies both in the US and in other countries to ensure the safety of crops, chemistry and other products consumers use.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in plant biology, genetics, biochemistry or related fields. Professional education in an area such as agricultural law may be required.
To pursue a career as a regulatory scientist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science, chemistry and biology, and mathematics.
Where can I work?
Regulatory scientists are often employed by companies/organizations that do biotechnology and breeding research. They can also be employed by the government and universities.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for regulatory scientists will be good over the next five years.
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