Marine biological researcher

Marine biologist

Marine biological scientist

Minimum?B.Sc. in Biology

Will be updated

The tasks a Marine Biologist is expected to perform include:Studying plant and animal life within and near water bodies.Studying various characteristics of water bodies

Collecting samples of water and specimens of marine life

Conducting research in laboratory Relating findings of research to economic exploitation of sea life, marine products etc.

Ability to study plant and animal life in sea, shore, shallow and offshore waters.

Ability to study environmental conditions that affect the relative abundance and distribution of plants and animals.

Ability to make periodical trips to sea or spot of study to investigate water temperature, light, acidity, amount of oxygen, and other physical conditions at various

depths to determine their relation to abundance of different forms of marine life at various levels and in different areas.

Ability to collect samples of water and specimens of various types of marine life including worms, snails, small plank tonic organisms upon which fish etc. feed.

Ability to conduct research in laboratory and investigate evolution of life in sea.

Ability to relate research findings to economic exploitation of sea life, marine products, etc.

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Keen observation skills

Analytical skills

Critical thinking skills


Risk-taking attitude

Presence of mind


It requires one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

The working hours are usually 8 hours per day for 5/6 days a week

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) One Arm (OA), One Arm and

One Leg (OAL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

Thisjob is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards while working in deep sea environment

For freshers Will be updated

For candidates with over 2 years experience Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India is gearing up to become an international player in the life sciences, powered by its recenteconomic growth and a desire to add biotechnology to its portfolio.With its

largely untapped andunexplored biodiversity, India is a hotbed for studies in ecology and evolutionary biology.Indianscience is experiencing a radical growth in research

opportunities, and the rate of change hasaccelerated in the last decade.With the establishment of over 30 new universities, many newinstitutes, and special niche

educational institutes that engage in research and education such asthe Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), LifeSciences,

etc. during the past decade, there are now hundreds of new jobs offering research opportunities being createdeach year.This indicates good job prospects for Marine

Biologist in India.

Colleges and universities

Private research laboratories

Pharmaceutical companies

Marine conservation organizations

Governmental agencies

Zoological parks




Consulting firms

Cities and towns across India