Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a biological scientist.

A Biological Scientist is responsible for studying living organisms and their relationship with the environment which is essential to the development of new products and processes for the health industry.

The principal duties of this post include, researching the basic principles of plant and animal life including origin, anatomy, and function, collecting and studying biological data that shows organism's interaction with the environment, writing reports on their findings and presenting it to the right people, managing lab technicians, processing and analyzing data, understanding the broad range of technical and environmental limitations involved in carrying out experimental procedures in a living organism like plants, animals and microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, marine life and organisms from outer space for the benefit of mankind, participating in the independent research programs for government experiment stations.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


To have a proper to-do list to help me carry out tasks in the right manner.

Always learn to delegate excess and urgent work to others so that it can be completed on time.

[employee comments goal]

Try to link the performance of employees to the positive outcomes of the company while giving feedback

Try to remain as neutral as possible and appreciate both the bad and the good aspects of the employee

[employee comments goal]

Treat others whether juniors or seniors with dignity and respect at all times

Insist that staff members meet standards of grooming and appearance

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Respect one another's personal views and work with what is acceptable to the company

[employee comments goal]

Advance the business agenda by being the very best the company has every had

Be a source of joy to the other workers and customers

[employee comments goal]

Take new projects or classes that will help grow one's skills and help find happiness in one's job

Be punctual at work and learn to ask for a sick leave only when it is absolutely necessary

[employee comments goal]

Take a deep breath or pause whenever faced with a difficult situation in order to change one's way of thinking

Look for a trusted colleague or family member to talk to when faced with a problem in order to feel relieved and figure out what to do with the problem

[employee comments goal]

See the big picture on personal and company goals in order to work hard to achieve success

Develop a plan for execution and a sense of urgency with the team members in order to garner commitment to complete tasks

[employee comments goal]

Show more willingness to discourage harassment, bullying, and abrasive behavior

Show more willingness to learn more about diversity issues and always set universally acceptable goals

[employee comments goal]

Examine the validity and truth of arguments before making conclusions

Demonstrate more willingness to learn more about statistical analysis techniques and learn how to apply appropriate statistical tests

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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