[FoRK] bioinformatics

Adam L Beberg beberg
Wed Oct 5 12:46:08 PDT 2005


Strata R. Chalup wrote on 10/5/2005 12:09 PM:
> 
> Run away! Run away!
> 
> My husband had been working in bioinformatics for many years.  There's a 
> path in it working for Big Pharma, or for small drug discovery 
> companies, but largely they're hiring PhD and MD folks from other 
> countries who have retrained in CS in this country.  Basically, there's 
> such a surplus of people who have biology and medical background AND 
> programming, that unless you already have that background, or a shiny 
> new bioinformatics mixed degree, you can't compete at good salary ranges.

Agreed. You're 5 years late and on the wrong continent to be making that 
jump.

ALl the really amaznig stuff is now coming out of the eastern pacific. 
Bush has successfully nuk'leard all the research here.

-- 
Adam L. Beberg
http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/



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