Question: Feel tired of looking for a real experience
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dshulgin250 wrote:

Hi, everyone.

Sorry for being bothersome. My question is about how to start in industry bioinformatics and perfectly remote. There is similar question Bioinformatics Jobs You Can Do From Home? , but in i've got applied math bachelor degree and now i'm getting master in applied math and experience in industry programming unlike that post author. I also do love biology and have basic understanding of main bioinformatics stuff (like NGS, algorithms, molecular biology etc.). I'm not interesting in real science like writing articles, publications etc.

I thought that it'd be good to start with some internship and now i'm looking for it now, but if i can get real issues in industry as bioinformatics intern it would be really good, ideally remote. I can't find real bioinformatics industry issues in the city i live now.

I'm just surfing the internet (indeed, glassdoor etc.) in such positions but it's very rare.

Could you advise me anything in this situations? Because i have enough time to do more except my main work and ready to report every day, but i'm tired of being out of real work. I'm very sorry if this post looks ridiculous or fool.

Any useful sites, forums, contacts are appreciated.

Thanks a lot. Any additional questions are appreciated too.

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.0 years ago • written 3.0 years ago by dshulgin250

Sounds like you want to be a freelancer - you could do this (and its very profitable) whilst staying in academia, however you might have to spend 50% of your time or more searching for jobs (contacting people via e-mail, etc) rather than actually working. At least at first.

Still, i'm sure its still rewarding since you get to do the bioinformatic analysis and get your name on the paper, etc, without having to read.write anything - the only downside is that you won't have much say in the direction of the analysis. If the boss is paying you to make graph X and you can't make X due whatever reason, you wont get asked for work again. For that reason i imagine its stressful.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.0 years ago by John12k

I see, thanks. I don't prefer to be a freelancer but that's seems like better solution for inexperienced bioinformatician.

ADD REPLYlink modified 3.0 years ago • written 3.0 years ago by dshulgin250

No way - an inexperience bioinformatician could never pull that off! You would need to be totally self-motivated, knowledgable in all areas, and have the guts to take big risks with your job security.

But, you know, you won't find a remote Bioinformatics job that is really worth your time otherwise. It's easy for someone to set up a "you do all the work, i'll find the jobs and take a slice of the profits" freelancing company - and it's even easier for them to shut it down when it doesn't make much money. A perfectly remote job is the dream - but it comes with a whole host of downsides. If you were a JavaScript web-dev, with a mustache, designer glasses and weekly subscription to craft-beer-magazine, i'd say you have a fairly good chance of finding a remote job in the Bay Area -- but we're not part of that crowd. This is Sparta.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.0 years ago by John12k

I see. Thanks a lot, will do my best not to fall down in Sparta.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.0 years ago by dshulgin250
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