Biological Scientist




Minimum Master?s degree in Biological Science

Not required

The tasks an Algologist is expected to perform include:Studying, identifying and classifying algae plants for use as edibles and soil manure

Visiting areas such as sea-sides, river-sides, swamps for study of algae on natural surroundings

Collecting specimens of different varieties of algae for study in laboratory

Studying nitrogen content, food value, etc. of algae for economic exploitation

Propagating methods for rowing particular type of algae to enrich nitrogen content of soil for paddy cultivation

Studying fresh water algae or marine algae

Controlling and growing algae in water circulation system

Skilled in using light-scattering equipment

Skilled in using binocular light compound microscopes, spectrometers, centrifuges, lasers and other investigative laboratory equipment

Skilled in identifying and examining different types of algae

Knowledge of differentiating between edible and non-edible algae

Knowledge of effects of environmental changes on algae

Skilled in studying the molecular structure of algae

Knowledge of growing and maintaining algae health in water

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Good communication skills and analytical skills

Strong observation skills



Critical-thinking skills

Interpersonal skills

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of technicians and junior algologists

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

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

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR18,000 toINR60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Life Sciences Sector in India

India is gearing up to become an international player in the life sciences, powered by its recent economic growth and a desire to add biotechnology to its portfolio. India, like China, has been riding a rising economic wave. A National Centre for Translational Science is being planned in Pune, which will have three units to study different complex diseases, and will emphasize on stem cell and regenerative biology research. The Indian government has also launched five Indian Institutes for Science Education and Research (called IISERs), which have new campuses devoted to undergraduate/master's science education and research.

In the national capital territory around New Delhi, a new Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI) is being planned, as well as a UNESCO centre for biotechnology research and education, which together might add over a hundred faculty. With increasing support from the government, the Life Sciences sector is bound to show major growth and create a lot of job opportunities. The future for Algologists seems very bright in India as well as abroad. They are required in a number of sectors today, and there is ample career growth opportunities as well.


Research centres


Food industry

State governments

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated