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NOC 2121 Biologists and related scientists

Example Titles
agricultural scientist
agrogeologist
algologist
anatomist
animal ecologist
animal geneticist
animal nutritionist
animal taxonomist
apiculture entomologist
aquatic biologist
astrobiologist
bacteriologist
bacteriologist – animal health
bioinformatician
biological scientist
biologist
biology systematist
biology taxonomist
biomedical nanotechnology research scientist
botanist
bryologist
cell biologist
cellular physiologist
crop scientist
crop-research scientist
cytochemist
cytogeneticist
cytologist
cytologist-microbiologist
dairy bacteriologist
dairy scientist
descriptive toxicologist
developmental biologist
developmental geneticist
domestic animal scientist
ecobiologist
ecologist
economic botanist
embryologist
entomologist
environmental and occupational toxicologist
environmental biologist
environmental toxicologist
enzymologist
enzymology biologist
etiologist
extraction specialist – cannabis
fishery bacteriologist
fishery products bacteriologist
food bacteriologist
food products bacteriologist
food products scientist
food research scientist
food scientist
forest ecologist
forest pathologist
geneticist
helminthologist
herpetologist
histologist
histopathologist
human physiologist
hydrobiologist
ichthyologist
immunologist
industrial bacteriologist
insect physiologist
interpretative naturalist
invertebrate zoologist
laboratory immunologist
limnologist
malariologist
mammalogist
marine biologist
marine hydrobiologist
marine mammal trainer
mechanistic toxicologist
medical parasitology biologist
microbiologist
molecular biologist
molecular geneticist
molecular physiologist
mycologist
naturalist
nematologist
ornithologist
osteologist
parasitologist
parasitology biologist
park naturalist
pharmaceutical bacteriologist
pharmacologist
physiological biophysicist
physiologist
physiologist-biochemist – nuclear medicine
phytobiologist
phytopathologist
plant anatomist
plant breeder
plant ecologist
plant nematologist
plant pathologist
plant physiologist
plant population biologist
plant scientist
plant taxonomist
population geneticist
poultry scientist
protozoologist
protozoology biologist
public health bacteriologist
regulatory toxicologist
research biologist
rural ecologist
serologist
soil bacteriologist
staff toxicologist
systems biologist
toxicologist
veterinary parasitology biologist
virologist
wildlife biologist
wildlife helminthologist
wildlife naturalist
zoologist

Lead statement
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.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Biologists

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.

Microbiologists and cell and molecular biologists

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, pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles used in biomedical applications
Conduct molecular or biochemical studies and experiments in genetic expression, gene manipulation and recombinant DNA technology to develop new or alternative methods of producing products
Conduct research in biotechnology 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, virology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

Source: Canada website