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Biotechnologists study the anatomy, physiology and characteristics of living organisms and isolated biological molecules, and develop new materials for applying to a range of purposes.


  • studies the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
  • investigates the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
  • examines micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and uses the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes.

To become a Biotechnologist

  • You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in biotechnology, biomedical science or a related field to work as a Biotechnologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor of Biotechnology

Skills employers are looking for

  • Technical Support

  • Communication Skills

  • Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Commissioning

  • Problem Solving

  • Biomedical Engineering

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