Jobs and Designations available in Biotechnology

  • Communications/media - reporting, writing, editing web site development
  • Computers - data base development, bioinformatics etc
    Drugs and Pharmaceutical companies
  • Engineering -working in bioprocess chambers, Instrumentation development, Fermentation technology
    e.g. cancer, genetically linked diseases, AIDS
    Laboratories funded by public and private sectors
    Waste management, bio-monitoring bodies and pollution control boards
  • Medicine - The medical genetics, genetic counseling, gene therapy and gene testing uses biotechnological tools.
    Energy Institutes
    Food processing industry
    Bio-processing industry
    e.g. enzyme technology, paper technology, metabolic engineering, protein engineering etc

    Agriculture and animal husbandry

    Legal field involving issues related to intellectual property rights, patency, copyrights related to the field of biotechnology. The issues related to Genetic and Paternity testing also requires the combined expertise of biotechnologist and a law expert.
  • Millitary - With the fear of Biological warfare looming large on the human civilization, a biotechnologist is needed in pathogen identification, in the development of protection against the chemical and biological warfare, and in doing the risk assessment studies
  • Crime and law - With the use of DNA finger printing in Forensic science it has become easy to create a data bank of the criminals and thereby catch the culprits faster


Career options/designation

  • Analyst
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistician
  • Corporate executive in Biotechnology company
  • Environment/safety specialist
  • Marketing manager
  • Production in-charge in the Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Quality Control officer
  • Research Scientist in University, College, Research Institutes, Private centers
  • Science writer
  • Lawyers in corporate sectors and biotechnological companies
  • Medical nanotechnologists


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