Microbiologist V identifies, isolates and studies micro-organisms, bacteria and their byproducts. Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Being a Microbiologist V typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. To be a Microbiologist V typically requires 10+ years of related experience. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization.