Top 10 Biotech Jobs With Good Future Career Opportunity

Top 10 Biotech Jobs With Good Future Career Opportunity

When you choose a course, it is also important to think about your future. So in this article, we have compiled the top 10 BioTech jobs that will remain in demand over the next decade.

If you think of getting a degree in B.Tech or BSc in BioTech, you might as well check on the career options below and try to see which field you would want to work in the future.

As per a report compiled by Govt of India, Biotech sector in India is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20% and a target has been set to reach USD 100 Billion by 2025. You must be not be knowing the fact that India is counted amongst the Top 12 biotechnology destinations in the world and is the third-largest in the Asia–Pacific region. Keeping these data in mind we present to you, statistics on Job opportunities available in the Biotech sector which has kept on booming year by year and is expected to touch even bigger numbers.

At present, the highest in-demand jobs are the post of Microbiologists, QA / AC Analysts, Food Safety Analyst &

; Lab Technicians. The next three fastest-growing job segments are biopharma-related occupations including Biochemical Engineering & Chemical Technicians.

The following is a list of 10 research career opportunities that are projected to be in demand until 2025.

10. Genetic Counselors

Current Job stats: 100+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 60%

Average Salary: Rs 15,500/-pm – Rs 40,200/- pm

What to expect with the job:

Genetic counselors are professionals who are in-charged of assessing different gene strands or DNAs to know the level of risk an individual has in contracting a particular disease or disorder. When you work as a genetic counselor, you can expect to be more exposed to a hospital setting, laboratories, or clinics. Each genetic counselor is trained to analyze genetic data through different mediums and translate them into detailed information for families to understand. The following are some basic duties of a genetic counselor.

  • Provide genetic testing and offer to counsel to patients, and also provide advice to health professionals and healthcare providers
  • Provide information on families who are in need of information regarding a specific risk of contracting a certain gene disorder

Eligibility: Life science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, B.Pharma can apply for these posts.

Recruiters: AIIMS is the leading recruiter for Genetic Counsellors Along with Ministry of Health & family welfare, You can also explore excellent job opportunities in Startup Companies in Medical & Healthcare.

9. Epidemiologists

Current Job stats: 150+  Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 70%

Average Salary: ₹ 22,350/- pm – ₹ 80,034/- pm

What to expect with the job:

Epidemiologists are public health professionals who are in-charged of studying various patterns of human diseases and injuries. At its core, it requires professionals to do detective jobs in determining the sources of diseases especially during outbreaks and find a solution to stop them from spreading out. Previously, epidemiologists are more exposed on the field work, but now most people just work in their laboratories and conduct experiments. The following are basic duties of an epidemiologist.

  • Oversee public health programs, including health care planning strategies for the public
  • Investigate the disease or parasites that are causing the epidemic, determine how they are transmitted, and provide a solution to it

Eligibility: / Ph.D. candidates with a degree in Epidemiology can apply. / Ph.D. Biostatistics candidates are also considered. Life Science & Medical Graduates are eligible for Masters Degree in Epidemiology. Most of the colleges offer Epidemiology in combination with Biostatistics.

Recruiters: National Health Mission is the leading recruiter for the post of Epidemiologists, Followed by National Institute of Epidemiology, UNICEF & THSTI

8. Zoologists

Current Job stats: 200+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 60%

Average Salary: ₹ 25,000 per month – ₹ 1,00,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

With the increasing disbalance between living beings and mother nature, a Zoologist is one who can keep a check on the wildlife aspect of it. If you love the wildlife and everything in it, then this could be the job for you. Being a zoologist means that you will be studying how different animals in the wilds connect with everyone else in the ecosystem. The job is important because it helps ordinary people understand how other species function, hence the information we normally found in research papers and science books.

Most zoologists work in local, federal, or state government. Depending on your work assignment, you may mostly work in the field to gather data or remain in the laboratory to conduct experiments on data that have already been gathered by your colleagues. The following are basic duties of a zoologist.

  • Collect data samples from the wildlife like parasites or insects to check whether these particular species are suffering from a certain disease
  • Utilize geographic information system (GIS) to track animals in the wild
  • Conduct a research to find a treatment for a particular disease or relate a specific disease in an animal to a human

Eligibility: Zoology, Zoology & Ph.D. Zoology can apply for these Vacancies. Candidates with a degree in wildlife are also eligible.

Recruiters: Leading recruiter in this domain is Wildlife Institute of India with almost 60+ vacancy posted every month. ICFRE, Punjab Agricultural University also hire Zoologists as Research fellows to work on designated projects.

7. Biochemical Engineers

Current Job stats: 269+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 70%

Average Salary: ₹ 27,234 per month – ₹ 100,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

Biochemical engineers combine engineering principles and biological sciences to create innovations such as laboratory equipment, robots, and even software. Once publicly accepted to be safe for use, this equipment will then be utilized in laboratories for biologists and chemists to use. The following are some examples of basic duties of biochemical engineers.

  • Develop tangible products out of their knowledge in biology and engineering, which can help hasten laboratory works and create new science breakthroughs
  • Solve issues related to various systems and materials which will be used to interpret their interaction and relationship with humans
  • Keep a database of experiments done by chemists, physicists, and scientists

Eligibility: Graduates with a degree in biochemical or chemical engineering can apply for all entry-level positions. Many colleges offer a dual degree – in Biotech & Biochemical engineering.

Recruiters: Biocon, Syngene, Serum Institute of India, Bharat biotech are some eminent companies where you can land up as a Biochemical engineer and earn a handsome salary.

6. Biochemists and Biophysicists

Current Job stats: 320+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 85%

Average Salary: ₹ 28,000 per month – ₹ 90,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

In their daily working life, biochemists and biophysicists are in-charged in studying different molecules to determine their different effects on drugs and food. Their studies are always geared towards improving the quality of life by making new discoveries and seeing things at a molecular level.

Biochemists and biophysicists can work in the federal government and in private laboratories. The following are some examples of their basic duties.

  • Conduct research and make a technical report on a subject like enzymes or DNA
  • Manage laboratory teams and conduct research on the different effects of a particular molecule on the development of a drug or food
  • Utilize electron microscopes and lasers for the experimentation and testing processes

Eligibility: Candidates with graduate & post graduate degree in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry can apply. Doctorate & postdoctorate vacancy in this field is also prevalent.

Recruiters: Thermo Fisher is the leading recruiter in this domain. IIT’s, IISC and NIT’s also float vacancy on a regular basis.

5. Chemical Technicians

Current Job stats: 430+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 75%

Average Salary: ₹ 25,000 per month – ₹ 90,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

Chemical technicians are responsible for providing the technical support for chemists and scientists to be able to produce a chemical product. Similar to an assistant, their job focuses on being a sidekick but with more specific expertise – that is with using different special instruments.

Chemical technicians have remained a mainstay when it comes to the list of in-demand jobs in BioTech because, without them, chemists and scientists would not be able to complete their experimentations and research processes. Some examples of tasks that chemical technicians usually do include chemical sampling, analytical testing, and quality control protocol. The following are basic duties of a chemical technician.

  • Collect air samples to test whether it contains pollutants and determine unique properties not found in previous studies
  • Operate and maintain different laboratory equipment, for example, the microscope or a small Erlenmeyer flask.
  • Set up different equipment for use of the chemists and scientists

Eligibility: Candidates with a chemical science background are eligible for this post. / Chemistry candidates can apply.

Recruiters: Almost every lab & company in India needs a Chemical Technician. Thus loads of job opportunity exists in this domain.

4. Laboratory Technicians

Current Job stats: 490+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 68%

Average Salary: ₹ 15,000/- pm – ₹ 50,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

Medical laboratory technicians are responsible for testing and analyzing different body fluids and tissues to determine their tolerance on a specific substance and toxicity level. Some medical laboratory technicians also assist physicians to perform tests or work with doctors in the hospital. The following are some basic duties of a medical laboratory technician.

  • Run standard control to preserve samples and maintain the functionality of different laboratory equipment
  • Operate different laboratory equipment to answer queries that require technical resolutions, for example, using gamma counter or spectrophotometer to provide a result for patient diagnosis
  • Assure consistent blood supply in the blood bank by maintaining the blood bank database

3. Food Safety Analysts

Current Job stats: 319+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 72%

Average Salary: ₹ 27,234 per month – ₹ 90,000 per month

What to expect with this job:

Again a never fading job segment, which will be there for years, in fact, its demand has been increasing year by year as per recent survey by FSSAI. The role of a food safety analyst is to perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine the chemical and physical properties of food and beverage products. Its mandatory worldwide for all Food Manufacturing companies to have a Food Analyst in order to cross-check & maintain the quality of Food materials & beverages. Each country has a government body in order to regulate the quality of the food supplied to the mass, like the FSSAI in India & FSIS in the United States.

Eligibility: As per FSSAI a candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Dairy Chemistry or Food Technology, Food and Nutrition or hold Bachelor of Technology in Dairy/Oil or hold a degree in Veterinary Sciences in order to be eligible for a Food Analyst post.

Recruiter: Majority of candidates in India apply for Food Analyst post via Exam conducted by FSSAI. Leading recruiters in this domain are ITC, Hindustan Unilever, Britannia.

2. Quality Control & Quality Analyst

Current Job stats: 438+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 60%

Average Salary: ₹ 28,000 per month – ₹ 60,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

If you who want to leave academia and enter into R&D industry, this Post is an apt kick starter for you. Quality Control & Quality Assurance (QC, QA) involves management & procedures to preserve and enhance the quality of products or services. It comprises of a multilayer system of protocols, checks, audits, and corrective measures used to ensure top quality data is picked up from fieldwork and laboratory analysis during any drug investigation or other related Scientific Procedures. Meeting established standards is the main goal. The following are examples of basic duties of a QA / QC Analyst:

  • Maintenance of Organizations Quality of Products & services.
  • Preparation of specifications, SOPs, sampling, testing, and documentation of all incoming beginning materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, drug solutions.
  • Implementation, qualification/validation of analytic methods (ICH) utilized for characterization and control of mobile banks, raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients, drug solutions.
  • Performance of all quality control testing of mobile banks, raw materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and medication products (DP).

Eligibility: Any Life science graduate or postgraduate can apply for this post.

Recruiters: Major Recruiters in this field are Dr.Reddy’s, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Panacea Biotec, Zydus Cadila, Coca-Cola, Bisleri, Hindustan Unilever and many more.

  1. Microbiologists

Current Job stats: 529+ Vacancy per month

Expected Growth in No of Jobs Till 2025: 90%

Average Salary: ₹ 25,000 per month – ₹ 1,00,000 per month

What to expect with the job:

It’s the most trending job whether its India or Abroad and is never going to be out of fashion. The title says it all. Microbiologists study all tiny things that are not seen through the human eyes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and algae. They investigate how these things develop by looking into their structure and their relationship with other microorganisms. There are other jobs that are similarly related to microbiologists such as Bacteriologist, Chemist, and Clinical Laboratory Scientist. The following are basic duties of a Microbiologist.

  • Isolate specimens and data samples for future research needs
  • Provide laboratory services for health departments and other physicians who need information for diagnosis and treatment

Eligibility:  Microbiologist job is available for each level of degree whether you are a Microbiology, Microbiology or a Ph.D. Graduates can do specialization in Microbiology in their Masters. Some institutes even consider candidates with Biotech & Life science Degrees.

Recruiters: Lakhs of Microbiologists are hired by Leading Research Institutes of India, CSIR Labs, ICMR Labs, IISC & IIT’s & Biotech Giants Abroad.

There are many other upcoming fields in the Life science research sector like – CRISPR, Next-Gen Sequencing, Bio-printing, genomics, and others which are proving to have promising future career prospects.

Note: The above article has been compiled based on numerous data on salary survey and job frequency over the internet. Majority of the stats are a result of over 10 years of job data compilation posted on

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  1. Nice article !
    But how to search a job is my question ?!

  2. Even bioinformaticians and genomics , NGS is going to be boom in India

  3. I’ve completed my MSc degree in microbiology and I’m searching for job in Delhi as a microbiologist.
    Will you please tell me that from I’ll get the information about jobs and vacancies?

  4. Sir, Iam a biotechnology final student I want to do job now tell me how can I apply in the job

  5. how to apply for these jobs.i want to apply for fssai ,but how there is no link and the website shows no information.kindly help

  6. kindly let us know as soon as possible,since last dates may vary.

  7. good …but can you tell me about any next generation sequencing openings after M.Tech bioinformatics without any crack GATE or CSIR exams as a fresher???? I am searching for opportunity from last year as I have M.Tech project one year good experience but no one is interested to give me an opportunity. Can you suggest me any institute or company in Maharashtra or any other state??
    Kindly Help
    Thank you

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