Ten Worst Jobs in Science The less glamorous side of research, from toxic waste to whale feces By Sophie Goldstein, Newser User Posted Jul 4, 2007 11:47 AM CDT 0 comments Comments ' (Index Stock (http://www.indexstock.com)) (Newser) – Hazmat diver: They swim in sewage, toxic spills and other undesirable liquid environments. Oceanographer: With the coral reefs dying, pollutants rising, and overfishing it's just one long stream of bad news. Elephant vasectomist: With a testicle a foot in diameter, it isn't exactly a walk in the wildlife preserve. Garbologist: These scientists take dumpster diving to a whole new level. Coursework carcass preparer: Someone has to get those fetal pigs ready for the classroom. Microsoft security grunt: Fixing all the bugs in Windows is a sisyphean task. Gravity research subject: Subjects stay in bed for a month to simulate muscle wasting in space. Olympic drug tester: A lose-lose game. Miss a cheat and the media pounces, catch one and a nation hates you. Forensic entomologist: These lucky scientists study maggots in corpses to determine the time of death. Whale-feces researcher: Whale poo is semi-liquid gold for these folk.