Biotechnologist (Occupation Code : 213105)

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Description

Studies the anatomy, physiology and characteristics of living organisms and isolated biological molecules, and develops new materials for applying to a range of purposes. 

Tasks

Using biological processes such as fermentation and harnessing biocatalysts such as enzymes, yeast, and other microbes to become microscopic manufacturing plants.
Using engineering and science to create new products from biologically based raw materials such as vaccines or pharmaceuticals, while monitoring production trends and data and working out budgets and production costs.
Developing factory processes that reduce pollution or treat waste products.
Studying and examining micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast, and their enzymes.
Operating and maintaining equipment used to process biological materials such as whey, foods and pharmaceuticals.
Keeping up to date with environmental matters, technology and computer applications used in their industry by, for example, attending conferences and meeting other scientists or clients.

Alternate Occupation Names

Molecular Biologist

Cytotechnologist

Fruit Research Scientist

Plant Molecular Biologist

DNA Sequencer

Crop Research Scientist

Genomic Investigator

Biodiversity Researcher

Bioinformatician

Molecular Geneticist

Bioprocess Engineer

Cell Geneticist

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