Minimum Post graduate in Bacteriology

Minimum experience of 1to 4 years is required

The tasks a

Bacteriologistis expected to perform include:

Conducting research and laboratory experiments on occurrence, growth, development, control and utilization of bacteria and other micro-organisms (including viruses) affecting plant, animal and human life and industrial processes

Preparing cultures of bacteria by placing samples in suitable nutritive media

Examining samples of isolated bacteria under microscopes for identification

Observing reactions of bacteria to contact with various kinds of chemical substances and effects of changes in physical environment

Studying action of micro-organisms on living tissues of higher animals and dead organic matter

Analyzing organic substances produced by bacteria while acting on organic matter to determine nature of by-product

Evolving and preparing weakened strains of harmful bacteria for utilisation in vaccination, immunization and serological application

Studying methods of stimulating and retarding activity of micro-organisms and their utilization in the industry

Recording and reporting findings

Specializing in any particular branch of bacteriology such as dairy, food, soil or public health bacteriology, mycology, etc.

In-depth knowledge of animal and human physiological processes

Efficient in evaluating effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, parasites and micro-organismson bacteria

Proficient in planning and directing studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods and treatments for disease

Efficient in following strict safety procedures when handling toxic materials to avoid contamination

Skilled in investigating cause, progress, life cycle or mode of transmission of diseases or parasites

Skilled in the use of equipment such as atomic absorption spectrometers, electron microscopes, flow cytometers and chromatography systems

Knowledge of principles of medicine, and medical and laboratory procedures

Efficient in preparing and analyzing organ, tissue and cell samples to identify toxicity, bacteria, etc.

Knowledge of standardized drug dosages, methods of immunization and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Patient predisposition

Excellent analytical ability

High observation skills

Manual dexterity

Scientific aptitude

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Lab Workers and Helpers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is notavailable

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with one leg (OL) and one arm (OA)

This job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to toxins, bacteria, etc.

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

For candidates with experience -INR14,000 toINR36,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth and Scope of Life Science Technologies in India

According to a report by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, owing to the increased funding and rapidly expanding institutions, opportunities are becoming more readily available for scientists who want to work in India.

Recent research funding surges have led to the development of high-profile projects including the national nanotechnology network, which includes the approximately US$ 11 million Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) at IIT Delhi and the US$ 40 million Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science(IISc) in Bangalore. The nanotechnology facilities were established to train experts and provide experimental facilities for scientists across all of India.

The efforts undertaken by the government and its various agencies ensure a high growth in the field of life sciences, and ensure expanded employment opportunities for many aspiring Bacteriologists across India.

Government and private hospitals/laboratories


Agricultural farms

Agricultural research organizations

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Government colleges and institutes for Micro-biology across India

Private colleges and institutes for Micro-biology across India