Job of the future


December 12, 2021
Duration: 03:54

The microbiologist is a specialist in microorganisms and interactions they have with each other and with their environment. This individual performs or supervises microbiological analyses of products. He or she performs environmental control tests to avoid contamination by microorganisms. He or she may also take part in optimizing production and manufacturing processes.

Main duties

1. Perform microbiological control tests on products and on the environment

1. Determine he parameters for the safe use of microorganisms

3. Study the beneficial or harmful effects of microorganisms on human and animal health

Academic training


Undergraduate studies

Bachelor of Microbiology and Immunology

Bachelor of Biological sciences

Bachelor of Biology

Bachelor of engineering in Bioresource engineering

Bachelor of Biochemistry

Bachelor of Biochemistry and molecular medicine


Graduate studies

Master’s in Microbiology and Immunology

Master’s in Biology

Master’s in Biological sciences

Master’s in Pathology and Cellular Biology

Master’s in Molecular Biology

Master’s in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Master’s in Biomedical sciences

Master’s in Bioresource engineering

Master’s in Biochemistry

Specialized graduate diploma in toxicology and risk assessment

Specialized graduate diploma in Clinical biology

Short graduate program in Pathology and Cellular Biology


Postgraduate studies (An asset)

Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology

Ph.D. in Virology and Immunology

Ph.D. in Biology

Ph.D. in Biological sciences

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology

Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Pathology

Ph.D. in Biomedical sciences

Ph.D. in Bioresource engineering

Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Continuous training


Hiring sub-sectors

Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs)
Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
Medical Technologies
Health IT / AI
Natural Health Products

Industry opportunities

Salary range