How to get a job after Graduation in Biochemistry?

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry
Ask BioTecNikaHow to get a job after Graduation in Biochemistry?
Arpita Halder asked 8 months ago

I passed hs 2019. I have got a chance to admission vidayasar college in Biochemistry honours. I interested in this subject. What should I do now.. if Vidayasar College is best for Biochemistry for a bright career?

2 Answers
Ria Roy Staff answered 7 months ago

Career in Biochemistry- Scope, Salary and more details
During graduate studies you’ve might have developed practical and technical skills through laboratory-based work and the final year dissertation work. The aim of all those was to prepare you for research or a technical position or to have a career in Biochemistry. After graduating you can improve your chances by obtaining some relevant work experience like doing an internship, in a research laboratory or in any industry. Whatever your career plans in biochemistry are, it is important to enhance your degree with extra skills and experiences which show that you are a proactive person engaging with the world around you. This can help you to have a good career in Biochemistry. Let us discuss the career in Biochemistry its Scope, Salary and more details.

Careers in Biochemistry include profiles like:

  • Analytical chemist.
  • Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry.
  • Clinical research associate.
  • Forensic scientist.
  • Biotechnologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Clinical Scientist
  • Research Associates
  • Chemist
  • Microbiologist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Scientific laboratory technician.
  • Toxicologist

Image result for career in biochemistry

With the world developing day in and day out, there is an intense need to understand the microorganisms advancing with it and likewise the function these organisms on our atmosphere. A career in biochemistry can help in fetching jobs in fields in medical, agriculture, public health, and wellness treatment, forensic setting etc. As a result of the nature of job there is a significant extent of research. One can think of collaborating with both public as well as economic sectors to have a good start to their career in Biochemistry. biochemistry can secure you a basic job nowadays, though you require an M.Sc for the majority of jobs as well as a Ph.D. for some. There is a great deal of competition in the market nowadays. Fields like Medical Tool business, Biotechnology, Food and also Drink sectors, Research Institutes and Laboratories, Sales and Advertising And Marketing Firms, Chemical producing companies, Wellness, Healthcare, and so on are always in continuous need of individuals to find collaborate with them.

List of some of the research institutes offering Biochemistry & life science internships in India 

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 
  • Centre For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad
  • Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • National Centre For Plant Genome Research (NCPGR), JNU, New Delhi
  • Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh

Additionally some companies in the public market are good companies or biochemists; Medicine Manufacturing Firms, Public Health, Blood Service, Industrial Laboratories, Cancer cells research study institutes, Research Departments, Educational Institutes, Environmental Air Pollution Control, Farming and also fisheries, Forensic Science, Healthcare Facilities, Public Health And Wellness Laboratories, Cosmetic Industries, and so on. There is additionally an additional field where there is constantly required for experts in the area of Biochemistry and biology which is the quality control and safety section. Nearly all businesses in the area of food, pharmaceuticals, wellness, etc needed quality checks, policies, and quality assurance.


Career in Biochemistry is mainly in the life sciences sector, working in research roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as working in food technology, toxicology and vaccine production.

When it comes to a career in Biochemistry one needs to focus on attaining the skills and experience that would make you survive in that field. A Biochemistry course opens up opportunities in the Pharma industry, Food industry as well as in Agriculture. The scope of Biotechnology is wide and offers various opportunities in the field of both research and engineering fields inside & outside India. One who is interested to go into the research field has to complete masters after which he/ she can join as a project assistant or research assistant. They should try to clear CSIR NET/ GATE or any national level examinations to get into some reputed research institutes in India. There are various grants and scholarships given by the Indian Government to promote Research & development in biological sciences.
Career in Biochemistry Research:
To have a career in the Biochemistry research field, if you have completed 3 years of bachelor’s and 2 years of masters in basic sciences, it has become compulsory that you need to clear any nation-level competitive exam to have a career in a biotechnology research field. If you have completed B tech or M tech in Biotechnology you can work in some interdisciplinary branches like Bioinformatics as well as in the Bioprocess field. Again you will have to do a Ph.D. to have a career in research. DBT has revised its rules recently by making Ph.D. compulsory for all research opportunities in India. This is going to be strictly followed from 2021. If you are planning to take up research as your career I would suggest you write any national level examinations and start your career as JRF/SRF in some research institutes.
List of top 15 research institutes helping to build a career in Biochemistry Research:

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Centre For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad
  • Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow
  • National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Institute of Life Sciences, Bhuvaneswar
  • National Institute Of Immunology, New Delhi
  • National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon
  • National Centre for Cell Sciences, Pune
  • Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corporation Limited, Bulandshahar

Salary in Biochemistry research field:
Students who have completed their masters and working as JRF/SRF in government laboratories can get up to an amount of  INR 25, 000 for the initial two years & INR 28,000 for the rest of the duration of the project. After clearing the Joint CSIR/UGC JRF individual can get a fellowship grant of INR 31,000 and INR 35, 000.
You can also subscribe to Biotecnika Newsletter by simply registering with your email address to get the latest updates on similar articles, trends in biotechnology, Job openings, Various national and international scholarships, exam alerts and research updates. please find the attached link for your reference.
All the best!!

suphiya Staff answered 8 months ago

Dear Arpita,
Congratulations on your admission.
There are definately other centres of excellance in the field of Biochemistry like, JNU, DU, AMU, BHU etc.
You can try at there places for your Masters and if there is still time, you can at least try now
All the best

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry