I m Shweta biotech 4th year student
Could u give me some information about that how can i get good jobs in india if my interest in bioinformatics..
And also good colleges for PG
Thank u sir for ur kind reply..
Sir i hv an another query that should i go for PG before applying in these companies??
Thank u sir.. I will definitely follow ur advice
Dear Mr. Sunil,
First of all I would like to thank you with immense respect for your detailed input and suggestions for GATE aspirants and also Biotechnology aspired people in general. I have read most of your threads it is very insightful and very well explained in detailed. I just wanted to say that because it helps people to make proper decisions.
I am an BTech Biotech Graduate and have 4 years of research experience in molecular genomics and brief exposure to bioinformatics. At present sincerely trying to become an Computational Researcher.
I have couple of questions related to become an Computational Researcher
1. Is an MS enough or doing PhD is necessary to excel in this field?
2. What are the other institutes other than IIIT HYD and IIT chennai that is doing work on Genomics?
3. Any other suggestion, Advices to achieve my professional goal as an Computational Researcher
Students who get a degree in computational biology have many career options, such as working in the government, academic and commercial industries. Specific job titles for this degree include postsecondary teachers and computer and information research scientists. Below are overviews and detailed sections about two possible career options for computational biology majors.
Computational Biology Professor
Computational biologists in academia can work with other theoretical and applied researchers to devise models, simulations and predictions for molecular biological systems and interactions. They can also analyze large quantities of data related to genetics and genomics. Academic researchers typically teach courses in their field and supervise student research projects in addition to conducting their own research.
Careers in academia commonly require a graduate degree in computational biology. To obtain a faculty position at a university, a Ph.D. is recommended, though a master's degree is typically sufficient to teach at a 2-year college. In addition, working in a postdoctoral position for several years after graduation is usually necessary before a permanent faculty or research position can be obtained.
Computer and Information Research Scientist
Pharmaceutical companies, scientific software companies and biotechnology companies all employ computational biologists in research and development. Modeling drug interactions, developing analytical software for use by biologists and analyzing large data sets for biotech companies that provide genetic analysis services are all potential applications of computational biology. Commercial research is more controlled by the requirements of business and profit than academic research.
Individuals aspiring to work in research and development may benefit from completing a graduate degree, though a bachelor's degree may be sufficient for some positions. Master's degree programs in computational biology are generally designed for the industry career path. A Ph.D. may be preferred, however, and is usually required for higher-level or independent research and development positions.
Career Options in Government
The federal government employs computational biologists in various health and research institutes. Analyzing large quantities of data for research in areas such as genomics and epidemiology is a possible application of computational biology in this career path.
As with research jobs under other employers, the required level of education for this field is commonly a graduate degree in computational biology or related field such as bioinformatics, though a bachelor's degree may suffice for some positions. Those with a Ph.D. obtain jobs with more responsibility and pay than those with a master's degree. It is common for the government to have more thorough background checks and requirements than commercial institutions.
Due to faster than average job growth, both biological science professors and computer and information research scientists should have good job prospects over the next decade. In addition, the high level of education required for both careers means that there are not a large amount of applicants for many positions.