Infection and immunity

What can I do with my course in infection and immunity?

Careers in infection and immunity

As a biomedical scientist with a specialisation in infection and immunity you may find work in human genetics, medical research, human fertility and aging, clinical biochemistry, immunology, molecular pathology and the pharmaceutical industry. 

You may also pursue work in a vast range of health related fields including scientific patents and intellectual property; bioinformatics; with regulatory bodies; bioethics and policy development; teaching; specialist libraries; scientific writing and editing; general management and general science.

Your job tasks may include:

  • Developing social and scientific perspectives on health and disease
  • Diagnostic research
  • Designing new medical monitoring diagnostic and therapeutic equipment
  • Setting up and maintaining biomedical equipment
  • Planning data processing services and the development of associated computing programs
  • Analysing new medical procedures to forecast likely outcomes
  • Participating in medical or scientific procedures where biomedical expertise is an advantage
  • Analysing and designing prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Measuring and monitoring physiological systems and analysing patient-related data.
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in infection and immunity:

  • Research and analytical abilities
  • High level written and oral communication skills
  • An excellent eye for detail and observation skills
  • Planning and organising skills
  • A high degree of motivation and self-discipline
  • Teamwork skills

Related roles include:

  • Hospital / Laboratory technician / officer
  • Research officer
  • Research and development
  • Technical manager
  • Project manager
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Consultant
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medical scientist
  • Patent consultant
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for biomedical scientists at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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