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Old 23-05-2012, 04:10 PM
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I would like to start a discussion on the students who had graduated from life sciences from poly or uni.

I realised there is a strong increase in competition as the technical aspects of life sciences are overriden with floods of foreigners.

This greatly places fresh graduates at disadvantages since no there is always a foreign worker out there who ask for lower pay.

Does anyone experience the same problem?

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Hi

I would like to start a discussion on the students who had graduated from life sciences from poly or uni.

I realised there is a strong increase in competition as the technical aspects of life sciences are overriden with floods of foreigners.

This greatly places fresh graduates at disadvantages since no there is always a foreign worker out there who ask for lower pay.

Does anyone experience the same problem?
I got 2 friends grad with life sci degree from NUS, 5-8 years back,

the male one went into some private research company and then join ministry of health 3 years later.

the female one become an air steward with SIA, finish 5 years bond and then got married with fair rich guy , now a mum of 2 , housewife at home.

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how does this information contribute to the discussion?
It neither states the salary range nor the problems encounter.

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how does this information contribute to the discussion?
It neither states the salary range nor the problems encounter.
it shows that people who study life science don't stay in the industry.
this problem existed since 2007. nothing new:
https://forums.salary.sg/education-pe...ead-first.html
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it shows that people who study life science don't stay in the industry.
this problem existed since 2007. nothing new:
https://forums.salary.sg/education-pe...ead-first.html
Everyone knows it's a failed experiment, a super expensive one.

Philip Yeo couldn't create enough test tube washer positions, so these dead life science graduates have no where to go but to jump ship.

The victims were the impressionable young kids with ill-informed parents, many of whom were the brightest in their corhort. An unfortunate lost generation.
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That said, we now know the government is trying to "groom" finance talents. This is a signal to avoid the finance industry!

Maybe it's better for the eighteen year olds to consider engineering or IT again!
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my 2cents worth of comments.life sci grad here. grad in this jul. honestly its tough when it comes to job-finding. other than sales, research and teaching, i realise i got not many options. and im not willing to do the abovementioned. so im basically screwed even though im 2nd upper. nid advice frm bros here too.
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my 2cents worth of comments.life sci grad here. grad in this jul. honestly its tough when it comes to job-finding. other than sales, research and teaching, i realise i got not many options. and im not willing to do the abovementioned. so im basically screwed even though im 2nd upper. nid advice frm bros here too.
What do your seniors say? How about fellow schoolmates?
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my 2cents worth of comments.life sci grad here. grad in this jul. honestly its tough when it comes to job-finding. other than sales, research and teaching, i realise i got not many options. and im not willing to do the abovementioned. so im basically screwed even though im 2nd upper. nid advice frm bros here too.
govt sector!! lol. some schemes accept all degrees. but increment and progression as slow la. even worse than teaching i was told.

you never try routine labs? like those in pharma or O&G? i was from one.

from my understanding, usually entry level position don't have that many foreigners, except malaysians who graduated from local tertiaries.

but 3 out of 4 of the supervisors/managers in my lab were foreigners.

and just to point out something... it is not true that the people who ask for a lower pay will be the ones hired. usually for MNCs, they have a certain pay scale. so even if you ask for a lower pay than the minimum of the scale, they will still pay at least the minimum.
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The question is how interested you are in science? Are you willing to further your education to a PhD?

Is the intellectual pursuit/ challenge is enough to sustain you through long but flexible hours? (I used to work around 80+hr/week)

Do you have a lot of financial commitments? Is the increment of $50++ per annum enough for you?

Can you work in an environment where, your boss hires about 90% of his/her own nationality?

These are not the least of the questions, but let me know if you want to know more. Btw, I worked in research sector for more than 7 years.. seen a little too much.
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