Microbiology graduate jobs are focussed on candidates that have completed microbiology, molecular biology, biology, biological sciences, biomedical sciences or applied biology degree courses. The majority of microbiology career opportunities are laboratory-based and many have a focus on certain specialisms such as immunology or molecular biology.
Microbiology is a field that has made some fundamental discoveries in recent years which has changed the way we fight disease and look at our world. This is a multidiscipline subject and encompasses a range of specialisms such as genome sequencing, pathology, immunohematology, epidemiology and more.
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What can I do with a microbiology degree?
A microbiology degree opens up a variety of jobs in this fascinating field. Whether you want to work in the food industry, in cutting edge scientific research or in healthcare and pharmaceuticals – a career in microbiology can be challenging and rewarding.
There are several microbiology degree jobs that graduates with a relevant qualification may be able to apply for. These are:
- Food Technologist
- Laboratory Technician
- Research Scientist
- Clinical Physiologist
- QA Associate
- Microbiology scientist
- Biomedical scientist
Many of these roles tend to sit within organisations such as pharmaceutical companies, NHS trusts, scientific research institutes, government departments and universities. If you are looking for a microbiologist role within the food industry, most of these jobs will be with food brands and supermarkets.
If you are looking for a different role – microbiology graduates could consider other avenues such as science communication, journalism, environmental science and ecology. With many transferable skills such as the ability to analyse, experience with using statistical programmes and lab skills – microbiology graduates are highly employable.
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