Within India's growing biotech industry, "most jobs are currently available in the private sector and for research and development, marketing, sales/business development, and customer support," The Economic Times reports. Covering a recent talk given by Novozyme's GS Krishnan, vice president of the firm's India/Bangalore presence, The Economic Times adds that "demand at the entry level in the biotechnology industry may not be encouraging [as] the industry is still at a nascent stage in India." Still, according to Krishnan, "career opportunities in fields such as bio-pharmacy, bio-service, bio-agriculture, bio-industrial and bio-informatics is burgeoning."
During the same session, Merck Serono's Lawrence Ganti, general manager/country head for India, said that "many pharmaceutical companies have established R&D centers in India and are considering tapping India's talent." He adds that "graduates with good academic results, relevant experience, and strong soft skills can look forward to a range of positions in the field."