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Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.
anatomist, bacteriologist, bioinformatician, biologist, botanist, cell biologist, ecologist, embryologist, geneticist, histologist, immunologist, marine biologist, microbiologist, molecular biologist, parasitologist, pharmacologist, physiologist, protozoologist, toxicologist, virologist, zoologist.
- Plan and conduct studies of the environment, and of the population, distribution, structure and functional characteristics and behaviour of plants and animals
- Conduct ecological and environmental impact studies and prepare reports
- Study, identify and classify plant and animal specimens
- Conduct experiments in plant or animal growth, heredity and breeding
- Prepare reports and plans for management of renewable resources
- May supervise biological technologists and technicians and other scientists.
- Conduct research into the structure, function, ecology, biotechnology and genetics of micro-organisms, including bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and algae
- Conduct research into the structure and functioning of human, animal and plant tissues and cells
- Conduct studies into the identification, effects and control of human, plant and animal pathogens and toxins
- Conduct clinical or laboratory studies to test, evaluate and screen drugs and pharmaceuticals
- Conduct molecular or biochemical studies and experiments into genetic expression, gene manipulation and recombinant DNA technology
- Conduct research to discover, develop and refine, and evaluate new products
- May participate in the commercialization of new products
- May supervise biological technologists and technicians and other scientists
- May conduct biostatistical data analysis using computer modelling techniques.
Biologists and related scientists may specialize at the macroscopic level, in fields such as botany, zoology, ecology and marine biology or, at the cellular and molecular level, in fields such as genetics, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, pathology, bacteriology and virology.
Outlook & Prospects for Biologists and Related Scientists in South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-11-07|
According to the 2006 Census, only a small number of people are employed in this occupation in the South Coast-Burin region. Therefore, it is likely that the chances of finding employment in this occupation are LIMITED. This means that there are relatively weak employment opportunities for skilled workers in this occupation. Although employment opportunities are limited in the South Coast-Burin region, opportunities may exist in other regions of the province. People who are interested in work elsewhere should research the opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets across the province.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Talon Energy and Fleetway Facility Services have been awarded a major subsea fabrication contract from the Husky Energy White Rose Extension Project. Talon Energy is hiring welders, electricians, inspectors and administrators.
- Gray Aquaculture was granted an extension to its restructuring plan to November 18. Over the past year, Gray experienced a series of infectious salmon anemia cases, resulting in millions of dollars worth of fish having to be destroyed.
- About 150 workers at Cooke Aquaculture in Harbour Breton have been laid off due to a temporary shutdown of the plant after an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia was discovered
- The Four Corners Mining Corporation's project has discovered an area of platinum and palladium on the Burgeo Highway. The company plans to do further detailed soil surveys to determine the extent of the find.
- Gray Aqua has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company recently experienced a series of infectious salmon anemia cases, resulting in millions of dollars worth of fish having to be destroyed. Gray will proceed with a 30-day restructuring plan.
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