My Wife has done BSc+MSc in Biochemistry, BEd and 2 years of Teaching experience in a convent school.
1. Kindly tell me what are the career options in Biochemistry apart from JRF/LS?
2. Also please name the list of Competitive Exams available to do JRF/LS.
3. Right now she is going to appear in ICSR-NET exam to be held in Dec. 2015. Please guide me if she can appear in other relevant exams as well.
08-08-2015, 06:26 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-08-2015, 06:37 PM by Himanshu.)
Hello Mr Nagpal,
Yes it is CSIR-NET; by mistake I wrote the wrong acronym. Looking at the qualification, what will be the best career option for her according to you?
Also could u please tell me in priority list which exam should she target first; as I am being new to this field i hardly have any knowledge on it.
I believe she should pursue a PhD (which would cater to financial goals, given the appraisal of academic scholarships to 32000 p.m for PhD students; as well as polish her career requirements). After PhD she should easily tread on the path of Academics (being a lecturer/assistant prof/prof/even scientist in a research institute). Given her career background, that would be the best option.
She can get into scientific editing and proof-reading as well, but that often becomes monotonous sooner or later.
She could get an RA (Research Associate) position if her professional background was related to her field (or if she was a fresher), but to my understanding, getting an RA position would be difficult as of now. But nevertheless, if procured a seat for PhD (after qualifying an exam like CSIR/GATE/ICMR), she would be in a much better stand (monetarily and professionally) as compared to a career as an RA.
She should target every exam with an aim for a PhD.
Hope it helps