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RE: What are jobs available for Microbiologists?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Large pharmaceutical companies are making alot of investment in research & development in India. As a result, there is an employment opportunity in the areas of formulation research , analytical development and clinical research in new drug discovery. Microbiologists have an ooption to teach in schools, join colleges as lecturer etc. One can start his own microbiological laboratory.

Microbiologists can specialze in medical , public health, agricultural, microbial, industrial , marine , food & dairy microbiology. Medical microbiologists are involved in tracking down new, unidentified pathogens such as the bacterium that cause plague , legionnaire's disease. They seek ways to prevent and cure the diseases. Publi health micro-biologists tries to control the spread the communicable diseases. They often monitor community food establishments and water supplies in an attempt to keep them safe and free from infectious disease agents.

and depending upon their specialisatio they have an option to work for research and development laboratories of government and private hospitals, research organizations, pharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries.

To be a successful microbiologist one needs to have an anlaytical and scientific temper , keen interest in research, keen observation , presererance and harwork.

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