2131-Biologists, Botanists, Zoologists and Related Professionals

Job Title: 

Biologists, Botanists, Zoologists and Related Professionals

Job Description: 

Biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals study living organisms and their interactions with each other and with the environment, and apply this knowledge to solve human health and environmental problems. They work in diverse fields such as biology, botany, zoology, plant taxonomy and marine biology.


Tasks include:

  • undertaking research in laboratories and in the field to increase scientific knowledge of living organisms; to discover new information; to test hypotheses
  • designing and conducting experiments and tests
  • gathering human, animal, insect and plant specimens and data, and studying their origin, development, chemical and physical form, structure, composition, and life and reproductive processes
  • examining living organisms using a variety of specialised equipment, instruments, technologies and techniques such as electron microscopes, telemetry, global positioning systems, biotechnology, satellite imaging, genetic engineering, digital imaging analysis, polymerase chain reaction and computer modelling
  • identifying, classifying, recording and monitoring living organisms and maintaining databases
  • writing scientific papers and reports detailing research and any new findings which are then made available to the scientific community in scientific journals or at conferences for scrutiny and further debate
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Marine biologist

This unit group excludes

Ecologist (2133)
Bacteriologist (2134)
Geneticist (2134)

Specific Occupations: 

Biologist (general)



Other biologists, botanists, zoologists and related professionals

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore