newbie question

R. Jayakumar jakku at mrna.tn.nic.in
Sat Sep 30 00:34:47 EST 2000

that is a nice question.   Actually, unlike what they show in the movies,
being a molecular biologist is a daily struggle to make both ends meet,
whether it be in a DNA strand or life (no pun intended).  But research
probably is one of the most poorly paid fields anywhere in the world and the
most contributing to human development.  Funny eh? Salary also depends on
what sort of work you do.  If you slog away 16 hours a day as a doctorate
student, you get probably a pitiance which will just about cover your room
rent and food.  If you are a bit more higher up in the scale, say you work 8
hours a day as a research associate or something like that, you get paid
better. If you are a real scientist, like professor with so many students
and RAs under y ou, you are paid royally and of course you need not even be
in the lab.  :-))  Salary is inversely proportional to the amount of work
you do in this field.

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny White <webmaster at whitebag.com>
To: <microbio at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 11:08 PM
Subject: newbie question

> I realize that their are many factors involved in this question, but what
> an 'average' salary one might expect with a masters degree in molecular
> biotech. doing research or related?


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