What are the jobs available in Microbiology?

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Shriraksha K asked 1 year ago

What can I do after graduating in microbiology?

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Rahul.Mishra Staff answered 1 year ago

Hey ShriRaksha,
Microbiology is the study of microbes, which are unicellular or cell-cluster tiny microorganisms. This includes eukaryotes such as fungi and protists and prokaryotes such as microorganisms and specific algae. Viruses are also included in the study Microbiology. Microbiology partitioned right into divisions consisting of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, and also others. A scientist who specializes in the area of microbiology is called a microbiologist. Microbiology can be split right into several subdisciplines.
Microbiology has an immense course in India as well as abroad. After your bachelor’s, you should ideally go for your master’s course, which will increase your subject knowledge and expertise.
Alternatively, you can go for Industrial Microbiology if you wish to take up a Job. Herein, I will explain to you the Scope of Industrial Microbiology:
Industrial microbiology or microbial biotechnology is the application of clinical and also designing principles to the handling of products by microbes (such as microorganisms, fungus, algae, protozoa and also viruses) or plant and also animal cells to develop beneficial products or processes. The bacteria utilized might be native isolates, laboratory-selected mutants or germs that have been genetically modified utilizing recombinant DNA techniques. Metagenomics, the research of every one of the genetic material in an environmental example, is being utilized to screen for microorganisms with potentially helpful commercial buildings. In some cases, the microorganisms have actually been established making use of synthetic biology, the design of new biological systems or the re-design of existing systems. The terms “industrial microbiology” and also “biotechnology” are usually taken into consideration to be one and the same.
There are various areas of industrial microbiology which consists of the discovery of brand-new microorganisms and pathways, such as antimicrobial drugs. For example, most prescription antibiotics originate from microbial fermentations entailing a team of organisms called actinomycetes. Other organisms such as yeasts are used in cooking, in the production of alcohol, and also in biofuel manufacturing. Extra groups of microorganisms develop items that vary from natural acids to enzymes used to produce various sugars, amino acids, cleaning agents, and also customer products/specialty ingredients. For example, the sugar aspartame is stemmed from microbially generated amino acids. Industrial microbiologists may also be responsible for the bioremediation of air, dirt, and also water contamination.
Scope of Industrial Microbiology- Why Should Someone Consider a Career in Industrial Microbiology?
A profession in industrial microbiology/biotechnology provides a variety of job tasks. These may consist of basic research, process advancement, production, technological solutions, quality assurance, conformity control, or technical sales. Some specific microbiologists may be considered genetic engineers (making use of recombinant DNA methods) while others are classified as bioprocess designers (optimizing enzymatic response systems for the desired item). If you are the type of person that likes a varied range in the job responsibilities as well as appreciates solving problems, you must seriously consider a profession in Industrial Microbiology
If you wish to take a Research-Oriented Career, You should Crack various Exams Such as CSIR-NET, GATE, etc. With these scores, you can apply for a research organization in India. This makes sure you keep getting Stipend while you work on your Research Project. 
You have the option to work in industries as well After Getting your Ph.D., in a much higher position and Job Profile.
Lastly, You can subscribe to Biotecnika Newsletter.  We post the latest updates on trends in biotechnology, microbiology, various life science internships, and training, job openings, various national and international scholarships, exam alerts and research updates.

All the best For your Future!

suphiya Staff answered 1 year ago

Dear Shriraksha,
Microbiology is the study of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi and protozoa. This discipline includes fundamental research on the biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, ecology, evolution and clinical aspects of microorganisms, including the host response to these agents.
You can search for jobs in the following domains:

  1. Biomedical Scientist
  2. Microbiologist
  3. Clinical Research Associate
  4. Food Technologist
  5. Healthcare, Immunology etc

Since you already have 3 year experience you have some added advantage.
But Since Microbiology is a research oriented field, For good job prospects one must have a  preferably a PhD degree. For a PhD degree one has to qualify some entrance exams like CSIR NET, JGBEEBILS, DBT JRF, ICMR JRF etc.
For jobs in the field of Microbiology, you can subscribe to BioTecNika Times, where you will get all the latest updates about the jobs as well as PhD openings in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Life Sciences.
All the Best

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