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Geneticists study how genes function to produce cells and organisms, and how hereditary traits and mutations are present in populations and passed through generations. In addition, they discover and use DNA sequence variations to conduct forensic, wildlife, evolutionary, agricultural and medical research. (alis)
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- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo - Alberta Learning Information Services
- Sokanu: Geneticist - occupational information and videos
- What is a Geneticist? - EnvironmentalScience.org
- Career in Human Genetics - American Society of Human Genetics
- Day in the Life of a Geneticist - The Princeton Review (U.S.)
- Interview with a Geneticist - Tomorrow Edition
- Article: A Career in Genetics and Genomics - NewScientist Jobs (AUS)
- Let’s Talk Science geneticist career profiles:
- Independent Researcher
- Senior Manager (Ontario Genomics)
- Discover your Future in Healthcare: Health Researcher - University of Manitoba
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Sciences - Genetics
- Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
- Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics - Faculty of Graduate Studies
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- 2013 Life Science Salary Survey- Avg. Salaries of Academic Careers in Genetics
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (merged with Genetics Society of Canada)
- American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
- Canadian Forest Genetics Association
- Canadian Society of Microbiology - Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology
- Genetics Society of America
- American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Biosciences Association of Manitoba - member directory
- BioTalent Canada
- Innovative Medicines Canada - corporate members
- Council of State Bioscience Associations (U.S.)
- Canadian Genetics Clinics & Laboratories - list from the GEC-KO
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