chapter  15
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Career opportunities

In any eld, basic research is very segmented to bring out new ideas, new technology, and new products. In biotechnology companies, basic research labs are called drug discovery labs whereas in universities, they are usually called basic or fundamental research labs. The main objective of any biotechnology company is to bring out novel and effective products. To achieve this they need a team of researchers and scientists who are not only theoretical experts of the eld but also possess laboratory skills to bring out new discoveries. Doctorates in the elds of microbiology, biotechnology, immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, and human genetics are widely accepted in most of the biotechnologybased universities or companies.