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Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.


Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

Main Tasks

  • Plans, directs and undertakes research into natural phenomena;
  • Provides technical advisory and consulting services;
  • Designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions;
  • Applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications;
  • Analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken;
  • Presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken;
  • Designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective;
  • Compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions;
  • Advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues;
  • Writes journal articles, books, and addresses conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings.


Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training and/or support for postgraduate study may be provided. Professional qualifications are available in some areas of activity.

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