Careers in Biophysics

An anti-cancer drug bound to a kinase enzyme.A training in biophysics can lead to a broad range of careers. Many medical diagnostic techniques, such as MRI, CAT scan, and PET scans are based on techniques developed in biophysics laboratories. New types of therapies often require an quantitative understanding of the unlying biochemical processes. For example, the strength of an interaction between a drug and a target is measured by biophysical techniques. 

Biophysicists in Canada have careers in the academic, government, and private sectors. Typical employers include universities, hospitals, research institutes, and health research companies.