Biotechnology

Vision 

To develop Bioinformatics and Biotechnology professionals with interdisciplinary approaches to explore different areas of life sciences with the help of state-of-art technologies which are being applied around the globe. Introduction and promotion of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology in the country as emerging sciences is one of the primary objectives of the Department. 

Mission 

To provide a collaborative learning environment that prepares students to reach the forefront of leadership by developing the sophisticated computational methods to conduct groundbreaking research in key areas of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, to make fundamental discoveries, generate innovative solutions to practical problems and to develop new technologies for commercial applications. The Department is committed to provide an exceptional environment for specialized training and to mentor tomorrow’s workforce through a challenging curriculum, exploration of scholarly research, design and implementation of original investigations and interactive partnerships. 

Scope 

Bioinformatics and Biotechnology is expected to substantially create an impact on scientific, engineering and economic development of the world. These are fast growing important disciplines for academic research and industrial applications. Career opportunities in Bioinformatics and Biotechnology will continue to expand on both the computer and biological science forefronts. For Computer Sciences, there are opportunities in academics, programming, database development, system analysis and software engineering. In the Biological Sciences, career opportunities exist in medical, agricultural, animal, environmental, microbial and industrial research as well as academia.

Eligibility Criteria

a) Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) with Pre-Medical or equivalent with Biology with 45% marks.
b) DAE in relevant field are eligible

 

General Career opportunities for biotechnologists.

The domain on which a trained biotechnologist can work is vast. As there are several disciplines involved in biotechnology, there is a great demand for experts in various industries. Biotechnological applications are used widely in the following industries:

  • Healthcare

  • Medicine

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Agriculture

  • Animal husbandry

  • Genetic engineering

  • Environmental conservation

  • Soil biology

  • Ecology

  • Textile industry

  • Cosmetics

Biotechnologists can find jobs in both private and government undertakings with specializations in different sub-disciplines.

 

  • Biotechnologists can work for various organizations/industries under these positions: 

  • Medical scientists, 

  • Biological technicians 

  • Medical and Clinical Lab Technologists & Technicians

  • Biochemists and Biophysicists

  • Biomedical Engineers 

  • Microbiologists 

  • Epidemiologists 

  • R&D and Process Development Scientists 

  • Biomanufacturing Specialists 

  • Bioproduction Operators

Clinical technician

Primary duties: Clinical technicians work in laboratory environments to collect and process research and medical specimens. They prepare laboratory equipment, set up appropriate testing conditions, sterilize and clean scientific tools, operate robotic machinery, collect samples, label specimens and prepare lab reports. Clinical technicians uphold laboratory safety rules during experiments and tests, report incidents and resolve operational issues. Clinical technicians typically need an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in their area of focus. 

Biomedical equipment technician

Primary duties: Biomedical equipment technicians are responsible for overseeing the operation of biomedical machines and tools. They inspect machines according to technical specifications, record any issues and make repairs to surpass inspection requirements. They install software updates and make hardware adjustments to reprogram machines for new uses. Biomedical equipment technicians create regular maintenance schedules and respond to emergency repair requests. To get started as a biomedical equipment technician, you need a minimum of an associate’s degree. 

DNA analyst

Primary duties: DNA analysts collect DNA samples and conduct tests to gather genetic information. They compare DNA samples to determine familial relationships, genetic background, medical history and other details. DNA analysts may collaborate with law enforcement to identify suspects and testify about DNA evidence in a criminal trial. DNA analysts need a bachelor’s degree in a scientific field with a focus on genetics, molecular biology and forensics. 

Microbiologist

Primary duties: Microbiologists research topics related to bacteria, viruses and cells. Microbiologists study the behavior of microorganisms to learn about how what conditions they need to thrive. They design and conduct experiments to develop treatments for illnesses, vaccines and other medical products. They can also perform biotechnical research related to the environmental impact of microorganisms on human life. A bachelor’s degree in microbiology is the minimum education requirement for microbiologists. 

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Primary duties: Pharmaceutical manufacturers produce medications, chemical compounds and other pharmaceutical products. They determine the essential equipment and supplies for manufacturing specific medications to meet consumer demand. They operate manufacturing equipment and follow strict operational instructions to safely combine chemicals and other ingredients. Pharmaceutical manufacturers measure doses, record inventory updates and create production schedules. They typically have a bachelor’s or a master’s in chemistry. 

Business development manager

Primary duties: Business development managers guide the strategic plan for large companies. They guide expansion efforts, plan to prevent industry risks and support ongoing client relationships. Business development managers secure funding for new initiatives by communicating with stakeholders and meeting with new investors about growth opportunities. Business development managers in the biotechnology industry work to find applications for their organization’s biotech tools. They should have a bachelor’s degree in business plus extensive industry experience. 

Primary duties: Business development managers guide the strategic plan for large companies. They guide expansion efforts, plan to prevent industry risks and support ongoing client relationships. Business development managers secure funding for new initiatives by communicating with stakeholders and meeting with new investors about growth opportunities. Business development managers in the biotechnology industry work to find applications for their organization’s biotech tools. They should have a bachelor’s degree in business plus extensive industry experience. 

Pharmaceutical Consultant

Primary duties: Pharmaceutical consultants give advice to medical manufacturers, pharmacists and other healthcare organizations about how to source and distribute pharmaceutical products. They supervise the production of new drugs, oversee quality control and ensure appropriate storage for medications based on technical specifications and industry best practices. Pharmaceutical consultants build relationships with medical providers, gather information about the demand for medications and advertise new pharmaceutical products. They should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical services. 

Biomedical engineer

Primary duties: Biomedical engineers create designs for biomedical devices, diagnostic tools and treatments. They develop products like immunotherapy injections, biosensors and pacemakers. Biomedical engineers draw schematics for new tools, develop prototypes, and design tests. They perform scientific research and summarize their findings in academic publications. Biomedical engineers instruct medical professionals on how to use new tech tools with patients. Biomedical engineers typically have a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, with research-heavy roles requiring graduate degrees. 

Environmental health and safety officer

Primary duties: Environmental health and safety officers uphold federal and industry regulations related to workplace hazards. They implement procedures to protect employees from occupational dangers and to prevent negative environmental consequences from business operations. Environmental health and safety officers maintain thorough documentation about company activities, create systems for reporting accidents, develop plans for disposing of hazardous waste and schedule regular inspections. Most environmental health and safety officers have either a master’s or a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Product Manager

Primary duties: Product managers are responsible for developing specific consumer products from design to distribution. They perform market research to learn about consumer requirements, write product strategy proposals, gather feedback and implement product improvements. Biotechnical product managers work with products ranging from medical devices to food technology. They lead education campaigns to teach their target audience about new technological and scientific development. Product managers typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering. 

Bioprocess Engineer

Primary duties: Bioprocess engineers supervise the production processes for biotechnological products and equipment like biofuels, generators and pharmaceuticals. They collect data about best practices for creating chemical reactions and integrating new technology into existing equipment. Bioprocess engineers review research, delegate tasks to their production team and supervise the creation of prototypes and final products. Most bioprocess engineers have at least a bachelor’s degree in a field like biology, chemistry or engineering.

Scientist

Primary duties: Scientists conduct experiments to learn more about scientific theories and practices. They perform extensive research on a topic to determine available scientific knowledge, then develop new ideas about how to expand upon existing studies. Scientists set strict experiment parameters, record data and interpret results. They use their experiments to apply for grants and research projects. Scientists who specialize in biotechnology can start with a bachelor’s degree, but earning advanced roles often involves getting a Ph.D.

Process Engineer

Primary duties: Process engineers are in charge of optimizing the steps involved in manufacturing a new product. They determine requirements for labor, supplies and equipment. Process engineers determine what order to accomplish key tasks, organizing workflows to increase efficiency. They test different versions of technical systems, gather performance data and implement the most successful ones. Process engineers in the biotechnology field are in charge of improving biomedical manufacturing practices. Process engineers generally need a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty. 

Product Manager

Primary duties: Product managers are responsible for developing specific consumer products from design to distribution. They perform market research to learn about consumer requirements, write product strategy proposals, gather feedback and implement product improvements. Biotechnical product managers work with products ranging from medical devices to food technology. They lead education campaigns to teach their target audience about new technological and scientific development. Product managers typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering. 

Biostatistician

Primary duties: Biostatisticians collect and analyze data related to living organisms. They design research projects to gather biological samples, review archival documents and identify data trends. They determine the requirements for data samples and use statistical modeling to learn more about the use and development of biotechnology. Biostatisticians make predictions about medical, environmental and biological trends based on their analysis. These jobs typically require a master’s or a doctorate. 

Biochemist

Projected Growth by 2026: 11% 

Biochemists study the chemical properties of living things and biological processes, such as cell development, cell growth, heredity, and disease. They conduct complex research projects and frequently isolate, analyze, and synthesize proteins, lipids (fats), DNA, carbohydrates (sugars), and other molecules. They also research the effects of drugs, hormones, and nutrients on tissues and biological processes to develop products and processes that may improve human health.

Medical Scientist

Projected Growth by 2026: 13% 

Medical scientists conduct clinical research to improve patient health by investigating diseases and prevention methods. They may also develop and test medical devices. They frequently prepare and analyze medical samples to investigate the causes and treatments of toxicity, pathogens, and chronic diseases. These scientists also help standardize drug potency, doses, and methods for the mass manufacturing and distribution of drugs and medicinal compounds. 

Biological/Clinical Technician

Projected Growth by 2026: 13% 

Also known as medical laboratory scientists, biological technicians collect samples, perform tests, and analyze results of body fluids, tissue, bacteria cultures, and other substances. These technicians use lab instruments, advanced robotics, specialized computer software, and automated equipment to collect, analyze, and model experimental data. 

Process Development Scientist

Process development scientists oversee the manufacturing process in an organization’s lab, looking for ways to increase quality and efficiency. Once a new product has been developed and approved for manufacturing, these scientists develop methods to scale production while adhering to standardized protocols. 

Biomanufacturing Specialists

Biomanufacturing specialists use tools and methods to guarantee products meet stringent requirements of purity, safety, potency and quality throughout the manufacturing process. Biomanufacturing often involves the large-scale production of proteins used to treat or cure human diseases, which requires that these specialists possess a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and industry regulatory standards. 

Business Development Manager

Business development managers provide detailed market analysis and competitive intelligence to help biotechnology companies formulate and execute growth and investment strategies. They assist in assessing and pursuing expansion, acquisition, and collaborative research and partnering opportunities with other biotechnology institutions to achieve business growth in line with corporate strategic goals. 

Director of Product Strategy/Commercialization

Biotechnology professionals in these business related roles are responsible for the development and execution of the commercialization strategy for new biotechnology products including launch, market development, marketing, sales, and logistics, driving growth and profitability while ensuring compliance with regulatory and quality requirements. 

Career at a Glance:

    • Author

    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Designer/Developer

    • Bioethicist

    • Bioinformaticist

    • Biostatistician

    • Biotechnician

    • Community Health Educator

    • Cytologist

    • Dietician

    • Drug Developer

    • Ecologist

    • Endocrinologist

    • Entrepreneur

    • Food Scientist

    • Forensic Specialist

    • Geneticist

    • Health Policy Advisor

    • Hospital Coordinator

    • Immunologist

    • Biotechnologist Journalist

    • Laboratory Technician

    • Media Correspondent

    • Medical Technology Developer

    • Medical Writer

    • Microbiologist

    • Molecular Biologist

    • Neurologist

    • Optometrist

    • Parasitologist

    • Pharmacologist

    • Physician

    • Professor/Teacher

    • Researcher

    • Technical Writer

     

    FOR MORE CAREER DETAILS: 

     

    https://www.biotech-careers.org/careers

Basic Knowledge:

To develop true understanding of Biotech with knowledge based study and value added research. 

Specialized Knowledge:

To confer St. Mary’s College a National and International recognition. We, therefore, are focusing on the advancement of new methodologies.

Research and Development:

To accomplish high quality research and produce well qualified teachers and researchers to participate in development projects. 

Practical Experience:

To grant students with a specialized experience that implants the intellect of professional morals in their personal through internships and research projects. 

Communication Skills:

To communicate schooling and inculcate study background in such a mode that develops useful skills in students and inspire them towards a career of modernization.

Curriculum & Program Objectives:

Courses offered by our College are designed to inculcate following qualities in students

  • Basic Concepts

  • Applied knowledge

  • Practical Skills

  • Professionalism

  • Internship