Clinical Microbiologist Job Search Tips

Clinical microbiologist job search has a few basic problems. This area of science covers a very wide field. Although most of it is “medical” work, that barely begins to describe the work, let alone the jobs. There are major differences in types of work and specialization as well, and basic job searches can require some planning

Clinical Microbiologist Job Search Online

The problem with clinical microbiologist job search online is that the entire clinical microbiologist field, at all levels, is categorized together on big job boards as a basic search.

In most technical professions, you can use a unique search term, usually a technical term, which will remove the unwanted search results. This normally works on the major job sites. But in clinical microbiologist job searching even that may not be enough, because the technical terms include baseline and senior roles in some cases.

These terms definitely don’t help, and shouldn’t be used:

  • Biologist
  • Medical
  • Clinical
  • Lab
  • Testing
  • Job titles
  • Generic terms

The best shots at a good search result have to be targeted to your own level of experience and preferred types of work. Think of a specific word or descriptor which has to be used as a descriptor in an appropriate job type.

Other options for clinical microbiologist job searches online are:

  • Your level of qualifications: This removes lower rated jobs.
  • Types of procedure and job role: Useful for senior clinical microbiologists.
  • Specific areas of expertise: These can be particular roles in clinical microbiological functions, or special types of bacteriology, etc.

Specialist Job Sites

Less irritating, and far more focused on your line of work as a clinical microbiologist are specialist sites like the major US site Hospital Jobs Online, which is geared to the medical industry, and you can search by location as well. 

Other Types of Clinical Microbiologist Job Searches

Employer searches: These are very useful if you’re interested in working in a particular area, and know which clinics are doing the work. It’s worth your while to research these positions in career terms, because some clinical microbiologist jobs naturally attract a lot of professional interest, particularly in research and other advanced career options.

Getting in touch with these employers can be productive. You can express interest, find out how their hiring process works, and you may also be invited to send in a resume. For clinical microbiologists at higher levels, this can be a working proposition for getting work, because of the need for qualified people.

Recruitment agencies: These agencies can be a good each way bet, particularly if you’ve found an agency with a good, proven track record of placements and the job ads are a problem. The advantage of recruiters is that they can find jobs outside the main job ad stream, direct from clients. The clients want these jobs filled, preferably ASAP, in the case of clinical microbiologist jobs, so your chances are reasonably good.

Be patient with recruiters. They can’t find jobs that aren’t there. Their inside track is very handy, and as long as they’re not costing you money for no results, they’re a working asset for your job hunting.