BIOLOGIST officer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

BIOLOGIST officer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 20 Sep 21

What Does a BIOLOGIST Do?

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Job designation: - BIOLOGIST

Biologists study organisms and plant life to learn more about their composition, behaviors, habitats, and how they interact with other organisms and their environment. They conduct research, collect samples and measurements, perform tests and experiments, and interpret and report their findings.

Duties and responsibilities of a BIOLOGIST

 A Biologist's typical role inside an institution or company is to research, catalog, observe or dissect the different processes and behaviors of specific animals or organisms to best understand and utilize them for the betterment of society. 

  • Identify useful areas of biological exploration or experimentation

  • Design experiments or observations strategies to gain insight on subjects

  • Utilize company assets to facilitate experiments or observations

  • Record and backup all data faithfully and accurately

  • Interpret all data objectively without partiality

Places of employment for a BIOLOGIST

  • Medical companies

  • Pharmaceutical companies

  • Laboratories

  • Hospitals and clinics

Work schedule of a BIOLOGIST

Biological scientists need grant money to conduct their research. They often work long, stressful hours to meet deadlines and have specific requirements when writing grant proposals. Biologists work regular 40-hour weeks but often work odd hours while conducting research.


Qualifications required to become a BIOLOGIST

A profession in biology can be pursued by way of taking an undergraduate or postgraduate route in any branch of biology. Students who're extra interested in studies and improvement can pursue their Ph.D. And mphil. The scholars with graduate and postgraduate ranges within the discipline of biology can locate jobs in fields like medicinal drug, animal husbandry, agriculture, wildlife, etc

Under-graduate courses to become a BIOLOGIST



Eligibility to pursue the course: -


  • Candidates should have passed their category 10+2 or equivalent with science stream and should prefer. Biology may be a obligatory subject.

  • Higher education is to be completed by a recognized board.

  • Candidates ought to have scored a minimum of 50% of marks in their Higher education.

  • There is no specific entrance check for the analysis programme apart from Biomedical Engineering Course (BE)

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course


  • NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test )

  • Merit-based entry


Institutes which are offering these courses 


  • Aligarh Muslim University.

  • Indian Institute of Science.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

  • University of Delhi.


Post-graduate courses for a BIOLOGIST


Eligibility to pursue the course: -


  • 60% in graduation with biology


Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course


  • Merit based admission

  • IIT JAM (Joint Admission Test)

Institutes which are offering these courses 


  • JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia

  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

  • IIT Kharagpur - Indian Institute of Technology

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

  • JNU Delhi - Jawaharlal Nehru University

Key/Technical skills

  • Understanding of mathematics

  • Exceptional written communication abilities

  • Analytical thinking abilities

  • Exceptional verbal speaking abilities

  • The capacity to operate effectively with your hands

  • The ability to act on your own initiative

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: - Rs. 7.5 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 1.1 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary: - Rs. 10 lakhs per annum

Process of getting the job of a BIOLOGIST

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on linkedin or Indeed for BIOLOGIST posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for a BIOLOGIST

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