Microbiologists study and research the life forms, characteristics, and processes of microscopic organisms. They study microorganisms such as bacteria, protozoa, fungi, etc. in order to diagnose and counteract the effects that these microorganisms might have in animals, in the environment, in the food industry, or in the health care industry.

Alternative label

  • microbiology science researcher

  • microbiology research scientist

  • microbiology research analyst

  • parasitologist

  • microbiology studies research scientist

  • microbiology studies scholar

  • histologist

  • virologist

  • helminthologist

  • microbiology researcher

  • microbiology scientist

  • microbiology scholar

  • bacteriologist

  • microbiology studies research analyst

  • microbiology analyst

  • microbiology studies scientist

  • microbiology studies researcher

  • microbiology studies analyst

  • microbiology biotechnologist

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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