Academia or Industry

Author : Swarnava Roy, Ph.D.

I have been involved in conducting basic research for the past eight years, which includes five years of PhD and over 2 years of postdoctoral training. After investing all these years in academia, one question that comes to the mind of almost all researchers is “when will I finally have a stable and secure career?” In these days of economic recession and sky-high competition for grants, academia does not offer much promise to young researchers like us. So, in answer to this question, I have started considering a job outside academia.