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

A Biophysics Scientist is liable for providing support for the development of new research, development of biochemical and biophysical characterization.

Essential responsibilities include supporting development of new research that involves writing development reports and analytical methods, leads the life cycle management of assays, providing expertise on multiple techniques to troubleshooting and enhancing reports, supporting the reference standard program to generate and characterize reference standards for analytical methods, creating, managing, evaluating and maintaining critical data in a highly organized manner, providing statistical analysis while troubleshooting where necessary, managing project related timelines and turnarounds both internally and externally, managing day to day and long term activities of the research group.

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


Seek for necessary help anytime I am faced with any troubleshooting problem.

Maintain level-headedness and resilience when assessing a problem and coming up with solutions.

[employee comments goal]

Expect obstacles and resistance along the way in accomplishing one's goals in order to be less discouraged when they happen

Adjust one's schedule so that it is less hectic and there is enough time for breaks

[employee comments goal]

Think creatively outside the box and share ideas with the rest of the team

Comprehend the goals with their relevance to the business and work to deliver the expectations

[employee comments goal]

Remain committed to complete projects even when they are challenging

Be available to attend workshops and training that may impart new knowledge

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in tasks that need to be prioritized and innovate methods to take on new tasks

Consistently maintain composure even when stressed and learn to embrace mishaps with renewed energy

[employee comments goal]

Always stop before making a decision to give oneself a chance to think how that decision might affect others

Learn how to replace unproductive self-talk or physical responses with "I've got this" responses

[employee comments goal]

Learn to concentrate on written directions; highlight the main points and summarize lengthy documents into bullet points

Learn to pay attention to details in order to avoid missing steps or making mistakes and prevent future problems

[employee comments goal]

Make employees document their work and keep records of their progress in checklists, activity logs or progress reports

Send out emails to employees who constantly seem to be wasting time reminding them that they are on company time

[employee comments goal]

Show willingness to obtain further training focused on the importance of equity and fairness

Coach others on the role and importance of honesty, fairness, and integrity

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to learn how to troubleshoot modern electronic devices

Learn to integrate software and modern computing power when applying analytics to make strategic decisions

[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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