Why study microbiology at La Trobe?

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Career information and advice

Find information resources and activities to help explore options and develop your career

Careers and Opportunities

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World-class research

La Trobe is the only university in Australia to have its research in microbiology rated 'well-above world standard' three times since 2012.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

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State-of-the-art infrastructure

We've invested $100 million into our La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) with 18 new research and support laboratories, an equipment barn and extensive teaching facilities.

See what we can do

Career opportunities in microbiology

Career pathways

Studying microbiology builds transferable skills in data analysis, numeracy and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Microbiologist
  • Quality control analyst
  • Laboratory technician
  • Water quality scientist
  • Soil scientist
  • Food technologist/microbiologist
  • Customs and quarantine officer

Future employers

Potential employers of microbiology graduates include:

  • State and Federal government
  • Science New Zealand
  • Dorevitch Pathology
  • CSL Limited
  • Pfizer Incorporated
  • GV Health
  • Agresearch Limited

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