I have a general question regarding the two area of research/clinical applications.
I will graduate from PhD in bioinformatics soon (background in both wet and dry lab related to gene regulatory networks) and I'm looking into getting into more clinically related career path in the future. Right now, cancer genomics or understanding the genetic basis of disease research through sequencing seem to be two top choices in term of research area to do a postdoc.
I should also mention that I'm interested in working in industry (biotech or pharma) after postdoc. From my research, it seems that cancer genomics or oncology is a really hot area in industry now. Is it just a hype or there is indeed some good effort and progress in this area?
Another thing is that I felt these two fields use very similar analytical tools. Both focus on detecting variants and trying to make sense of those variants/mutations. So from my understanding, the skill sets are easily transferable from one to the other. Is this understanding correct? If this is the case, I'll be more likely to do a postdoc in the genetics basis of disease field since that's more of interest, thinking the job prospect will be similar after postdoc. Would this be realistic?