Career prospects - BIOTECHNOLOGIST

Function in a work context: The Biotechnologist can operate in a work context as university laboratories, research institutes or companies in the various sectors of medical, pharmaceutical, environmental, agricultural, food biotechnologies, following the instructions of a supervisor, and performing experimental procedures in a professional way. The biotechnologist can also work in the academic field by completing the training with a second level degree or a first level university master's degree.

Skills associated with the function: The biotechnologist undergoing training at the first level has the ability to identify and solve problems related to the complexity of living organisms, finding the components that can be treated through physical, chemical, molecular-biological reductionist operations, with particular emphasis on application and implementation of new methodologies.

At the same time he/she has the skills to consider the economic, as well as legal and environmental implications related to the applications of these technologies. He/she has the ability to communicate with an audience of experts in Italian and English. He/she has the ability to collaborate in teams, to organize work, to gather information and to keep up to date.

The Degree provides skills that lead to subsequent openings towards master's degrees in the Biomedical, Industrial, Agricultural, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Bioveterinary, Biopharmaceutical sectors

Career opportunities: Graduates of the class can carry out professional activities in public and private research institutions and in companies, analysis laboratories, hospitals, in various biotechnological, industrial, agricultural, environmental, pharmaceutical, health fields, as well as in scientiļ¬c communication. Graduates of the class can access the professions as a junior biologist with enrollment in the Professional Register (Albo Professionale).

Graduates of the class can continue their studies in the master's degrees of biotechnology, biology and other classes.