Opportunities in Public Sector after M.Sc Biochemistry


M.Sc Biochemistry graduates can find job opportunities with research and development firms. They can take up the role of Senior Research Fellow, Junior Research Fellow, Project Assistant, Research Associate, etc in firms like Indian Council for Medical Research, Department of Biotechnology under Government of India, National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, and Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Other opportunities exist in laboratories like National Dope Testing Laboratory, pharmaceutical firms like Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited, and educational institutions. NET qualified candidates can obtain jobs as Assistant Professor under department of chemistry in government/aided colleges.

In Research and Development

M.Sc Biochemistry graduates can find various opportunities in the area of research and development. Senior Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow positions are available in Hindustan Life Care Limited or HLL. For Senior Research Fellow post, 1 year job experience in research/ manufacturing/quality analysis of vaccine is preferred. Candidates having knowledge to handle vaccine manufacturing equipments are only preferred for the post of Junior Research Fellow.

It is also possible for them to join as Research Associate/ Research Fellow in National JALMA Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. The job position offers salary packages up to Rs. 24000/- per month. These candidates can also take up the role of Scientist in ‘National Institute of Occupational Health’ and can earn a salary package up to Rs. 39,100/- per month. Cancer Cell Signaling at Indian Institute of Advanced Research also offers jobs as Project Assistant for qualified biochemistry graduates.

In Laboratories

In National Dope Testing Laboratory, PG holders in Biochemistry can take up the role of ‘Scientist / Senior Analyst. The job position offers salary with in the range of Rs.15600-39100/- per month.  National Institution of Animal Nutrition & Physiology has recently invited applications for the job position of ‘Lab Assistant’. Those who can get in to this position can earn salary up to Rs.11, 000/- per month at entry level itself.

In Educational Institutions

Those who are passionate in teaching can find opportunities as Assistant Professor in government colleges. NET qualification along with good academic record is preferred for the post. Salary package for the job would be around Rs. 40,000/- per month. Gautam Buddha University, Maharshi Dayanand University, Sinhgad Technical Education Society, etc has recently invited application for Assistant Professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities exist mainly in pharmaceutical companies and agri-business companies. Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited, Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, etc are examples of such firms offering jobs. In banking sector, these candidates can take up Officer level positions and can earn around Rs. 25,000/- per month.



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