Wildlife Expert

Wildlife Biologist


Minimum B.Sc. (Zoology)

Not required

The tasks a Zoologist, General is expected to perform include:

Studying animal life in relation to origin, evolution, classification, structure, behaviour, life processes, disease, environment, growth, development, genetics, mutations, etc.

Relating findings to problems affecting human, animal and plant life

Undertaking field trips to collect data

Observing animal life in natural habitat on land and in water and collecting specimens for study in the laboratory

Dissecting specimens and studying structure and functioning of various systems such as nervous reproduction and circulatory systems, anatomy of body cells, etc.

Examining under microscope and other scientific equipment regarding formation and functioning of organs, diseases of organs, cells, etc.

Preparing microscopic slides of special features for future study and research

Preserving rare species of animals, in special preservatives and getting large animals mounted by Taxidermist

Studying characteristics of living organisms

Analysing findings and interpreting data giving possible or probable causes that affect human life

Collecting, rearing and breeding various kinds of animals and birds such as mice, monkeys, fowls, pigeons, etc. in artificial condition in captivity for experimental purpose

Skilled in computer application in order to use geographical information system

In-depth knowledge of cellular biology, anatomy, ecology, chemistry and physics

Knowledge of local laws and regulations concerning wild animals

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Skilled in researching and writing thesis for the conducted research

Knowledge of common genetic and developmental mechanisms of animals

Skilled in detecting a disease and immunising the animal against it

Skilled in pest control methods

Skilled in rearing and breeding animals for research purpose

Not applicable

Good communication and analytical skills

Critical thinking





Animal lover

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Assistant Zoologists and other staff

Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe 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 is available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

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

For freshers -INR8,000 toINR13,000 per month

For candidates with experience of 5-7 years -INR20,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Life Sciences Sector in India

Science in India is on the move in a big way. The government has initiated multibillion dollar investments to kick start research, education, and innovation. In early 2013, Indian government announced an ambitious science, technology, and innovation funding protocol: in the next five years, double its investment in science and technology and, by 2020, drive India's output of scientific publications to be among the top five nations globally. With the increases in funding and rapidly expanding institutions, opportunities are becoming more readily available for scientists who want to work in India

The new funding may prove fruitful for innovation and generating more employment. 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 Zoologist, General 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.



Government research centres



Cities and towns across India