Microbiologist Job Openings - 146 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,750

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    Microbiologist
    Tekwissen

    Carlsbad, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Campbell Soup Company

    Paris, TX

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    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Public Health Foundation

    Richmond, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,130

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    Microbiologist
    B. Braun Medical Inc.

    Covington, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Bimeda

    Irwindale, CA

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    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    PMRS

    Horsham, PA

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    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    Microbiologist
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    Raritan, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    Microbiologist
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    Edison, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

    MICROBIOLOGIST
    CTG

    Fair Lawn, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Kelly Services

    King of Prussia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    Microbiologist
    Global Channel Management, Inc.

    Edison, NJ

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    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Nestle Purina Petcare Company

    McBee, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Colgate-Palmolive

    Hodges, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,750

    Microbiologist
    Stone Brewing Co.

    Escondido, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,130

    Microbiologist
    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

    Covington, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Smithfield

    Cincinnati, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    Microbiologist
    Volt Information Sciences

    Fair Lawn, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Medix

    Irving, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Medix

    Irving, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Treedal

    Oakland, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Bimeda

    Baldwin Park, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Coty Inc.

    Ashford, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Nestle Waters North America

    McBee, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    MICROBIOLOGIST
    Computer Task Group(CTG)

    Fair Lawn, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Riverhead, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Medix

    Covina, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Alternative Laboratories, LLC

    Naples, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Campbell Soup Co

    Paris, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,130

    Microbiologist
    BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)

    Covington, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Kelly Services

    Rochester, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

    Microbiologist
    Kelly Services

    Deptford, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    RCM Technologies

    Gurabo, PR

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Colgate

    Hodges, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist III
    Chestnutlabs

    Springfield, MO

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

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    Microbiologist
    Global Channel Management, Inc.

    Raritan, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    Globa Channel Management, Inc.

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    MICROBIOLOGIST
    CTG

    West Sacramento, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,890

    Microbiologist
    Centegra Health Systems

    McHenry, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    Kelly Services

    Tigard, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,750

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    Microbiologist I
    B. Braun Medical Inc.

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist 2
    Pfizer

    Rochester, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,130

    Microbiologist Analyst
    Kelly Services

    Cornelia, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist 1
    Philips

    Colorado Springs, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $50,890

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    Microbiologist - Biochemist
    Ecolab

    Naperville, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $70,430

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    Microbiologist II
    Global Channel Management, Inc.

    Mechanicsville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $63,750

    Microbiologist I

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist
    EMSL Analytical Inc.

    San Leandro, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist 3
    Washington State

    Olympia, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist: Pharmaceutical Development
    On-Board Family of Companies

    De Soto, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $83,130

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    Microbiologist Analyst
    Kelly

    Cornelia, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist
    JVL Laboratories

    Phenix City, AL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist II
    JJ Family of Companies

    Lancaster, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Staff Microbiologist
    Abbott

    Columbus, OH

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist - Sterilization
    Medtronic

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist I
    Kelly Services

    Torrance, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist II
    Nice Pak

    Orangeburg, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $73,150

    Aquatic Microbiologist II
    EMSL Analytical Inc.

    Cinnaminson, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

    Microbiologist I (ID#001)
    The Staffing Resource Group, Inc.

    Sunrise, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,550

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    Microbiologist - Salem, NH
    Boston Analytical

    Salem, NH

Microbiologist Jobs

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$67,550

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What does a Microbiologist do

Microbiologists study microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, and some types of parasites. They try to understand how these organisms live, grow, and interact with their environments.

Duties

Microbiologists typically do the following:

  • Plan and conduct complex research projects, such as improving sterilization procedures or developing new drugs to combat infectious diseases
  • Perform laboratory services that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses
  • Supervise the work of biological technicians and other workers and evaluate the accuracy of their results
  • Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms for study
  • Identify and classify microorganisms found in specimens collected from humans, plants, animals, or the environment
  • Monitor the effect of microorganisms on plants, animals, other microorganisms, or the environment
  • Keep up with current knowledge by reviewing the findings of other researchers and by attending conferences
  • Prepare technical reports, publish research papers, and make recommendations based on their research findings
  • Present research findings to scientists, nonscientist executives, engineers, other colleagues, and the public

Many microbiologists work in research and development conducting basic research or applied research. The aim of basic research is to increase scientific knowledge. An example is growing strains of bacteria in various conditions to learn how they react to those conditions. Other microbiologists conduct applied research and develop new products to solve particular problems. For example, microbiologists may develop genetically engineered crops, better biofuels, or new vaccines.

Microbiologists use computers and a wide variety of sophisticated laboratory instruments to do their experiments. Electron microscopes are used to study bacteria, and advanced computer software is used to analyze the growth of microorganisms found in samples.

It is increasingly common for microbiologists to work on teams with technicians and scientists in other fields, because many scientific research projects involve multiple disciplines. Microbiologists may work with medical scientists or biochemists while researching new drugs, or they may work in medical diagnostic laboratories alongside physicians and nurses to help prevent, treat, and cure diseases. For more information, see the profiles on biochemists and biophysicists, physicians and surgeons, and registered nurses.

The following are examples of types of microbiologists:

Bacteriologists study the growth, development, and other properties of bacteria, including the positive and negative effects that bacteria have on plants, animals, and humans.

Clinical microbiologists perform a wide range of clinical laboratory tests on specimens collected from plants, humans, and animals to aid in detection of disease. Clinical and medical microbiologists whose work involves directly researching human health may be classified as medical scientists.

Environmental microbiologists study the ways in which microorganisms interact with the environment. They may study the use of microbes to clean up areas contaminated by heavy metals or study how microbes could aid crop growth.

Industrial microbiologists study and solve problems related to industrial production processes. They may examine microbial growth found in the pipes of a chemical factory, monitor the impact industrial waste has on the local ecosystem, or oversee the microbial activities used in cheese production to ensure quality.

Mycologists study the properties of fungi such as yeast and mold, as well as the ways fungi can be used (for example, in food or the environment) to benefit society.

Parasitologists study the life cycle of parasites, the parasite-host relationship, and how parasites adapt to different environments. They may investigate the outbreak and control of parasitic diseases such as malaria.

Public health microbiologists examine specimens in order to track, control, and prevent communicable diseases and other health hazards. They typically provide laboratory services for local health departments and community health programs.

Virologists study the structure, development, and other properties of viruses and any effects viruses have on infected organisms.

Many people with a microbiology background become high school teachers or postsecondary teachers.

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how to become a Microbiologist

A bachelor’s degree in microbiology or a closely related field is needed for entry-level microbiologist jobs. A Ph.D. is needed to carry out independent research and to work in universities.

Education

Microbiologists need at least a bachelor’s degree in microbiology or a closely related field such as biochemistry or cell biology. Many colleges and universities offer degree programs in biological sciences, including microbiology.

Most microbiology majors take core courses in microbial genetics and microbial physiology and elective classes such as environmental microbiology and virology. Students also must take classes in other sciences, such as biochemistry, chemistry, and physics, because it is important for microbiologists to have a broad understanding of the sciences. Courses in statistics, mathematics, and computer science are important for microbiologists because they must be able to do complex data analysis.

It is important for prospective microbiologists to have laboratory experience before entering the workforce. Most undergraduate microbiology programs include a mandatory laboratory requirement, but additional laboratory coursework is recommended. Students also can gain valuable laboratory experience through internships with prospective employers such as drug manufacturers.

Microbiologists typically need a Ph.D. to carry out independent research and work in colleges and universities. Graduate students studying microbiology commonly specialize in a subfield such as bacteriology or immunology. Ph.D. programs usually include class work, laboratory research, and completing a thesis or dissertation.

Training

Many microbiology Ph.D. holders begin their careers in temporary postdoctoral research positions. During their postdoctoral appointment, they work with experienced scientists as they continue to learn about their specialties and develop a broader understanding of related areas of research.

Postdoctoral positions typically offer the opportunity to publish research findings. A solid record of published research is essential to getting a permanent college or university faculty position.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Microbiologists should be able to effectively communicate their research processes and findings so that knowledge may be applied correctly.

Detail oriented. Microbiologists must be able to conduct scientific experiments and analyses with accuracy and precision.

Interpersonal skills. Microbiologists typically work on research teams and thus must work well with others toward a common goal. Many also lead research teams and must be able to motivate and direct other team members.

Logical-thinking skills. Microbiologists draw conclusions from experimental results through sound reasoning and judgment.

Math skills. Microbiologists regularly use complex mathematical equations and formulas in their work. Therefore, they need a broad understanding of mathematics, including calculus and statistics.

Observation skills. Microbiologists must constantly monitor their experiments. They need to keep a complete, accurate record of their work, noting conditions, procedures, and results.

Perseverance. Microbiological research involves substantial trial and error, and microbiologists must not become discouraged in their work.

Problem-solving skills. Microbiologists use scientific experiments and analysis to find solutions to complex scientific problems.

Time-management skills. Microbiologists usually need to meet deadlines when conducting research and laboratory tests. They must be able to manage time and prioritize tasks efficiently while maintaining their quality of work.

Advancement

Microbiologists typically receive greater responsibility and independence in their work as they gain experience. They also gain greater responsibility through certification and higher education. Ph.D. microbiologists usually lead research teams and control the direction and content of projects.

Some microbiologists move into managerial positions, often as natural sciences managers. Those who pursue management careers spend much of their time on administrative tasks such as preparing budgets and schedules.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certifications are available for clinical microbiologists and for those who specialize in the fields of food safety and quality and pharmaceuticals and medical devices. They may help workers gain employment in the occupation or advance to new positions of responsibility. Certifications are not mandatory for the majority of work done by microbiologists.

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Possible Microbiologist Career Paths

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Real Microbiologist Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Microbiologist CP Bio, Inc. Chino, CA Sep 04, 2014 $120,000
Microbiologist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Atlanta, GA Oct 23, 2016 $118,263
Microbiologists Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Atlanta, GA Oct 24, 2013 $111,138
Microbiologists Azbil Biovigilant, Inc. Tucson, AZ Feb 13, 2013 $107,100
Microbiologists Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Jun 02, 2014 $100,000
Microbiologist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS Atlanta, GA Oct 05, 2014 $97,869
Microbiologist CP Bio Inc. Chino, CA Sep 04, 2013 $96,000
Microbiologist Uchicago Argonne, LLC Lemont, IL Jul 01, 2015 $93,072 -
$172,176
Microbiologists Algenol Biofuels Inc. Fort Myers, FL Jun 05, 2014 $87,975 -
$105,000
Microbiologist Humurine Technologies Inc. Sacramento, CA Feb 21, 2013 $85,000

Top Skills for a Microbiologist

Know what it takes to get the job done

LABEquipmentTestMethodsLaboratoryProceduresRAWMaterialsSterilitySafetyBioburdenFDARt-PcrGramStainUSPAsepticTechniqueSalmonellaBacterialEndotoxinGrowthPromotionGMPYeastVitekEListeria

Top Microbiologist Skills

The three most common skills for microbiologist jobs are:
  1. LAB Equipment
  2. Test Methods
  3. Laboratory Procedures

Listeria is the least sought after skill at the current time for microbiologist jobs.

FDA, Vitek, Gram Stain, Bacterial Endotoxin, LAB Equipment, Safety, USP, E, Listeria, Sterility, Bioburden, Test Methods, Aseptic Technique, Yeast, Laboratory Procedures, Salmonella, Growth Promotion, Rt-Pcr, RAW Materials, GMP

Top Microbiologist Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Microbiologist Employers

At the current time, Microbiologist candidates have been hired at 10 firms around the country.

Other companies that have hired for Microbiologist positions are:
  1. Millercoors
  2. Pfizer
  3. Janssen Ortho LLC Pharmaceutical-Microbiology Laboratory Department
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Millercoors, Pfizer, Janssen Ortho LLC Pharmaceutical-Microbiology Laboratory Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agilent Technologies, Tyson Foods, Teva Parenteral Medicines, Amul Dairy, Anand, Department of State Health Services

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