10 dirtiest jobs in science

Posted on October 28, 2006 

10 dirtiest jobs in science

Sometimes a job calls for a little dirty work, but when your job is in science, the dirty part can become increasingly literal.

Hot-zone Superintendent

What they do: Perform maintenance work for bio-safety labs that study lethal airborne pathogens, for which there is no known cure. Their work enables scientists to study the nature of disease-causing organisms, such as anthrax.

Dysentery Stool Sample Analyzer

What they do: Study stool samples from diseased humans who have experienced diarrhea from a disease-causing microbe. The analysis allows these scientists to develop intestinal diagnostics to ease those suffering from the disease.

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