Biochemist – Physiologist 71B Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Careers in the Army

Overview

Biochemist/physiologists are primarily responsible for the scientific research of biochemistry and physiology for the U.S. Army health care team. As an officer, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your skills while conducting research that supports our national defense.

Job Duties

  • Supervise tests, provide consultation/expert advice and conduct research
  • Manage laboratory operations and fiscal/personnel resources
  • Serve in section, branch, department or as a division chief in various laboratories

Requirements

Active Duty

  • At least a master’s degree in biochemistry or related specialty
  • For physiologists, a Ph.D. in human physiology or related biological specialty
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

Army Reserve

  • In addition to the above qualifications, permanent U.S. residency is required for Reserve duty officers.
  • Must be between 21 and 42 years of age (may request a waiver, Locate A Recruiter for more information)

Training

Job training for medical service corps officers includes completing an Officer Basic Leadership Course, which introduces you to the Army Health Care system, Army doctrine and basic soldier/leader skills.

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to make accurate, immediate decisions
  • Perform under stress
  • Apply critical technical and thinking skills
  • Tremendous concentration