Skills Marine Biologist in Canada

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a marine biologist in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Biologists and related scientists (NOC 2121).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Conduct ecological and environmental impact studies and prepare reports
  • Conduct experiments in plant or animal growth, heredity and breeding
  • Plan and conduct studies of the environment, and of the population, distribution, structure and functional characteristics and behaviour of plants and animals
  • Prepare reports and plans for management of renewable resources
  • Study, identify and classify plant and animal specimens
  • Conduct studies into the identification, effects and control of human, plant and animal pathogens and toxins
  • 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 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 clinical or laboratory studies to test, evaluate and screen drugs, pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles used in biomedical applications
  • Conduct research in biotechnology to discover, develop and refine, and evaluate new products

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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