Profession biologist

Biologists study living organisms and their interactions with each other and with the environment, and apply this knowledge to solve human health and environmental problems. They work in diverse fields such as botany, zoology, ecology, marine biology, genetics, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, bacteriology and virology.

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  • Laboratory techniques

    Techniques applied in the different fields of natural science in order to obtain experimental data such as gravimetric analysis, gas chromatography, electronic or thermic methods.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Biology

    Tissues, cells, and functions of plant and animal organisms and their interdependencies and interactions with each other and the environment.

  • Microbiology-bacteriology

    Microbiology-Bacteriology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Botany

    The taxonomy or classification of plant life, phylogeny and evolution, anatomy and morphology, and physiology.

  • Virology

    The structure, characteristics, evolution and interactions of viruses and the diseases they cause.

  • Molecular biology

    The interactions between the various systems of a cell, the interactions between the different types of genetic material and how these interactions are regulated.


  • Send biological samples to laboratory

    Forward collected biological samples to the concerned laboratory, following strict procedures related to the labeling and tracking of the information on the samples.

  • Gather experimental data

    Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.

  • Collect biological data

    Collect biological specimens, record and summarise biological data for use in technical studies, developing environmental management plans and biological products.

  • Apply scientific methods

    Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Conduct research on flora

    Collect and analyse data about plants in order to discover their basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.

  • Conduct research on fauna

    Collect and analyse data about animal life in order to discover the basic aspects such as origin, anatomy, and function.

Optional knowledge and skills

collect samples for analysis mammalogy aquatic species communicate technicalities with clients write research proposals monitor water quality prepare fish treatment facilities interview parties in relation to animal welfare investigations write routine reports herpetology develop scientific theories seek innovation in current practices preserve fish samples for diagnosis lepidoptery conserve natural resources diagnose aquatic animals disease symptoms carry out internet research deliver online training maintain relationships with animal welfare establishments fish anatomy quality assurance methodologies oceanography use specialised equipment analyse blood samples develop management plans to reduce risks in aquaculture analyse fish samples for diagnosis ornithology coordinate operational activities ensure animal welfare in slaughtering practices advise on animal welfare adapt communication style according to recipient perform laboratory tests monitor fish mortality rates toxicology anthropology applied zoology create training materials fish welfare regulations communicate specialised veterinary information develop aquaculture strategies communicate in english in a competent way create natural science taxonomies speak different languages communicate verbal instructions collect fish samples for diagnosis pathology administer treatments to fish biotechnology in aquaculture follow safety precautions in fishery operations keep task records write scientific papers develop fish health and welfare management plans communicate in an outdoor setting osteology report on environmental issues discuss research proposals inspect fish stock provide advice to hatcheries fish biology provide technical expertise report pollution incidents assess fish health condition monitor treated fish inspect animal welfare management pollution legislation provide on-site training in aquaculture facilities apply teaching strategies analyse work-related written reports entomology conduct fish populations studies ecology assess environmental impact maintain aquaculture treatment records perform lectures chemistry develop environmental policy control fish diseases analyse cell cultures archive scientific documentation develop scientific research protocols conduct ecological research biological chemistry animal welfare legislation implement scientific decision making in healthcare prepare fish treatment plan assessment of risks and threats develop management plans control aquatic production environment biosecurity communicate by telephone conduct fish mortality studies develop aquaculture breeding strategies use different communication channels pollution prevention report analysis results pharmacology screen live fish deformities prepare visual data apply risk management processes advise on legislative acts mycology assess environmental impact in aquaculture operations write work-related reports identify risks in aquaculture facilities perform field research fish identification and classification handle the disposal of chemicals carry out fish disease prevention measures

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