Microbiologist: Researches and studies the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, algae, fungi, or other micro-organisms. Evaluates relationships between organisms and disease or the effects of antibiotics on micro-organisms; studies micro-organisms related to environmental, agricultural, virology, or immunology. Specializes in and studies the growth, structure, development, and general characteristics of bacteria and other micro-organisms. Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Isolates and makes cultures of significant bacteria or other micro-organisms in prescribed or standard inhibitory media, controlling factors, such as moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition. Identifies micro-organisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics. Observes action of micro-organisms upon living tissues of plants, higher animals, and other micro-organisms and on dead organic matter. Makes chemical analyses of substances, such as acids, alcohols, and enzymes, produced by bacteria and other micro-organisms on organic matter. May specialize in study of viruses and rickettsiae. May specialize in a particular material or product field. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
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