Sunday, October 6, 2019

How do you pursue a Career in Conservation Genetics?





There are many nuances of a Career in Conservation Genetics. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Conservation Genetics is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Conservation Genetics. It had been a while since I was researching about a 
Career in Conservation Genetics, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180724-0002/Science/Ecology/Career-in-Conservation-Genetics/english

Shweta Singh's take!

Shweta Singh has 5 years & 8 months of professional experience in Conservation Genetics. Shweta Singh has worked in Conservation Genetics as Senior Research Fellow in Wildlife Institute of India. In Shweta Singh's own words, this is how Shweta Singh got into Conservation Genetics: "After completing my B Sc & M Sc in Zoology from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, I joined Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in 2013 in All India Tiger Monitoring Project. I am working in Genetic Connectivity of Large Carnivores and I am a Senior Research Fellow at WII." Shweta Singh has a profile in Resume 2.0 format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/shwetasingh

Career Video on Conservation Genetics

In a video, Shweta Singh has talked about various aspects of a Career in Conservation Genetics. Shweta Singh started by explaining Conservation Genetics as: "Conservation genetics is an interdisciplinary subfield of Population Genetics that aims to understand the dynamics of genes in populations principally to avoid extinction. Therefore, it applies genetic methods to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity." The video gave me so much food for thought.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Conservation Genetics and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Conservation Genetics. Shweta Singh touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Zoology
  • Ecology & Field Knowledge
  • Lab Techniques
  • Formal Education
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Shweta Singh then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Conservation Genetics:
  • DNA Extraction & PCR
  • Research & Observation
  • Data Analysis
  • Reading & Writing Skills
  • Commitment
Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Shweta Singh believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Conservation Genetics:
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Studying Different Species
  • Travelling & Exploring
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Shweta Singh believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Conservation Genetics:
  • Fund Raising
  • Tough Work Environment
  • No Fixed Timings

In the final section of the video Shweta Singh talks about How a day goes in a Career in Conservation Genetics. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Conservation Genetics, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180724-0002

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Conservation Genetics, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage can help you find your Career Objective. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: https://www.lifepage.in

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


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