Chalk Out Your Science Career Plans

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A science enthusiast looks for science in everything in a routine life. A curious mind, an explorer, who is very keen about the details. I would rather say that a student of science is a great observer, who goes beyond logic & reasons at the same time encircling it.

Being a science student if you want a successful career then you will have to go some extra miles than just putting the efforts in conventional paths.

If you are a science or health care graduate and you have above mentioned qualities in you, then definitely you can follow a career path in research.

In the research field there is everything which can feed as well as challenge your curious mind.

Let us know how one can pursue this career-

HOW ONE CAN BECOME RESEARCH SCIENTIST

These are the basic steps you should follow to become a research scientist:

  1. Obtain a bachelor’s degree.(any science graduation, pharma graduates or medical graduates) after this,
  2. Complete a master’s degree.
  3. Gain experience
  4. Pursue certifications.(there are different kind of courses e.g., provided by ICMR that is” Indian Council of Medical Research”)
  5. Consider a doctorate

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESEARCH SCIENTISTS-

  • Planning and conducting experiments,
  • Writing research papers & reports, 
  • Collecting samples and carry out some field work,
  • Monitoring experiments, recording & analyzing the data,
  • Supervising junior staff members,
  • Demonstrating procedures,
  • Keeping the track of newest updates about developments in field,

Sounds interesting right? It definitely is!!

WHERE A RESEARCH SCIENTIST CAN WORK-

  • College or university 
  • Private research firms
  • Non profit organization
  • Government agencies 

Researchers have to work typically in an office or laboratory as a part of a team. It’s a very much needed quality that one should be able to collaborate and work.

So here I have given some important links through which you can explore the current opportunity regarding this field in india-

  •  A link of “women scientist scheme” where specifically women professionals can look for different kinds of opportunity.
  • Council of scientific & industrial research India

https://www.csir.res.in

  • One of the oldest research council in the world is “INDIAN MEDICAL COUNCIL OF RESEARCH”

https://main.icmr.nic.in/

Dr. Roma Singh Thakur, BDS

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