Competent authority Authority
Biologist (m/f)
German: Biologe/-in

Fields of work

Biologists primarily work for institutes of higher education and research and for companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. They may also find employment in the healthcare sector in workplaces such as hospital laboratories, at botanical gardens, zoos and nature reserves and in government offices. In addition, they may work for (trade and industry) associations, professional organisations or management consultancy companies.

Professional experience

Biologists analyse and research structures and processes in humans, animals, plants and micro-organisms. They investigate living environments, development and reciprocal effects with other living beings or with the respective environment. Their findings are applied in such areas as environmental protection or in medical or pharmaceutical practice.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.