Animal Research Scientist

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Animal research scientists design, plan and conduct research using animals. Their work may be directed in a variety of areas such as:

  • The investigation of the possibilities for manipulation of animal embryos and breeding techniques for agriculture
  • Testing pharmaceuticals and medical procedures intended for humans
  • Researching animal behaviour
  • Conducting studies on the effects of nutrition and environment on animal health and welfare

Scientists working in this area typically specialise at a post-graduate level and find employment in a specific area. Employers include government departments, livestock companies, medicinal and pharmaceutical research laboratories and companies manufacturing animal feed and other products.