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Career prospects in Singapore for Microbiology

Postby LoveSG4ever » Wed, 13 May 2015 1:19 pm

Hi Guys,
I am quite new to Singapore.

And i love this place. I am on DP. Just graduated after completing my Masters in Microbiology. Would like to know the career prospects in Singapore to kick start my career in Life Science :)

Is there any specialization course i can part take which are not expensive?

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Re: Career prospects in Singapore for Microbiology

Postby the lynx » Wed, 13 May 2015 1:46 pm

Summary: If you are thinking of clinical research associate role in Singapore, it is a thankless job. Shouldn't have problem in terms of job vacancy but it is like factory operator work, just with lab coat and pipette. Your company lives from one contract to another contract. Sudden huge order - hiring frenzy. No new order - retrench.

Science Park has a lot of such companies. You can start from there. You can also start by contacting recruiters specialising in Life Science segment.

Specialisation course is a tricky part. What you need to learn depends on what lab equipment your employer has. I wouldn't be worried about needing to learn as it is considered part of the hiring company's training upon hiring. It will be a disaster if you spend time and money learning say, how to use a chromatographer offered by say, Agilent, just to find out that your interviewing company doesn't even own an Agilent equipment.

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Re: Career prospects in Singapore for Microbiology

Postby LoveSG4ever » Wed, 13 May 2015 1:55 pm

Thank you for the information. I would int mind the type of Job you mentioned. Just trying to find a kick start for living.

I would be happy to contact agencies. could you suggest some for me? hope fresh graduates are also ok for them!


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