S. Poppo wrote:Hello, I had posted earlier regarding a PhD opportunity that I decided to pass.
I'm currently finishing my BSc(Hons) degree in a biomedical field, and have decided to take on an MSc in Post-genomic science to further my knowledge on the field. In my location there is a few good Pre-clinical, drug discovery companies, and my intention is to market the MSc in terms of computational drug discovery. However after this degree I'm intending on taking a part time Msc in Drug discovery at a top university, My intention is to familiarize myself thoroughly with the industry.and to undergo the Msc whilst searching for an entry level position/during an entry level position.
Now that I explained the situation my question is:
1- Is this a good plan for securing employment.
2- Will the second Msc appear to be redundant or seen as lateral progression instead of my intention to further my understanding?
3- Would a PhD have been a better option taking into account I have no industrial experience?
Thank you in advance and appreciate any comments good or bad.
S. Poppo wrote:I will definitely start to network with some companies nearby and have obtained some telephone numbers to call on the upcoming new year. Thank you for the advice. Regarding the employment prospects of Post-genomics and drug discovery what is everyone's opinion? Does industry have a need for trained scientist for these positions at an MS level? and what are the career prospects and finally financially what salary range should I expect to find?
Thank you in advance everyone and have a good entry to 2013
Ana wrote:I think something you need to clarity is what type of job you eventually want in industry. You hesitate between doing two masters or a PhD but these degrees lead to very different jobs in industry. Once you know what job you want, you'll be able to decide what training will help you get there.
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