1) Studies chemistry of living processes, such as cell development, breathing and digestion, and living energy changes, such as growth, aging, and death.
2) Researches methods of transferring characteristics, such as resistance to disease, from one organism to another.
3) Examines chemical aspects of formation of antibodies, and researches chemistry of cells and blood corpuscles.
4) Develops and executes tests to detect disease, genetic disorders, or other abnormalities.
5) Develops and tests new drugs and medications used for commercial distribution.
6) Design and build laboratory equipment needed for special research projects.
7) Analyzes foods to determine nutritional value and effects of cooking, canning, and processing on this value.
8) Cleans, purifies, refines, and otherwise prepares pharmaceutical compounds for commercial distribution.
9) Prepares reports and recommendations based upon research outcomes.