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Mon Mar 3 05:08:55 EST 2003

Amanda writes:

>  Greetings, I graduated with a B.S. degree in Biology in August of
>  2002. Since then I have been working as a technician in a university
>  research lab. Originally, my career plan was to earn a Ph.D in
>  molecular biology, and then do research and maybe some teaching.
>  However, after a few months of working in a research setting and
>  talking to lab directors, postdocs, graduate students, etc., I'm
>  beginning to wonder if that would really be the right career choice
>  for me. I would like to benefit from the experience of those in this
>  group and find out what other options are available to me. While
>  being a technician is enjoyable for now, it's not something I'd like
>  to do for the rest of my life. I enjoy lab work, and my favorite
>  topics in biology are genetics and gene expression, oncological
>  science, and anything else that fits into the wide category of
>  molecular biology. I'd love to hear about what kinds of careers
>  people in this group are pursuing, and what kind of educational
>  background those careers require.

Have you checked out the resources on The Women in Biology
Internet Launch Pages?  URL: http://pingu.salk.edu/~forsburg/bio.html

Good luck!


Susan L Forsburg PhD   Associate Professor
Molecular & Cell Biology Laboratory
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, California 92037 USA
vox: + 1 858 453 4100 x1341
fax: + 1 858 457 4765
forsburg at salk.edu

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