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 Post subject: Career in a lab set up in Europe
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:31 am 
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Dear Everyone,

I am Gemologist from GIA, recently finished with the SSEF Small Diamond Course and currently I am pursuing Gem A foundation course and later heading towards Gem A Gemologist diploma programme.

Looking forward to work in a reputed lab. I have no prior qualification in the field of Gemology/Geology/Mineralogy other than I mentioned above.

Any suggestions as to how I might achieve this dream of working in a lab set up anywhere outside India.

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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:06 am 
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Try making up a list of all the Gem Labs in Europe, then preparing the best C.V. you can and sending a copy to each lab asking if they have any vacancies. Might work.


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:36 pm 
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Thank you Alan F.

Moderators kindly please give your opinions too


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:01 pm 
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Most labs which are hiring for their colored stone department are looking for PhDs in a physical science.
But GIA is always looking for Diamond Graders.


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Hello,

Well, I am happy that there is still a place somewhere in the world, except teaching in an university, for physicists! Here in Quebec, I have heard that the chances to work in physics is pressy low. The only jobs are pretty much in the teaching field. Not much opportunity.

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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Barbra,

That's interesting... So, gem labs are typically hiring science disciplined PhD's in the Colored Stones sections?
What kind of money are the labs paying those folks?

-Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:17 am 
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Dear Friends,

Thank you all for your messages.

My gemological background includes GIA and by the year 2018, I will be FGA, after that I am planning to do FEEG diploma, Will it help me to find a job in a lab?

If no, then I am thinking of joining the quality department of a reputed jeweler, so that I will be able to get hands on experience on the quality parameters that they have and bring it back to India.

My main priority is to work in a lab though. It will fulfill my dream of working in science field.

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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Tom Herman wrote:
Barbra,

That's interesting... So, gem labs are typically hiring science disciplined PhD's in the Colored Stones sections?
What kind of money are the labs paying those folks?

-Tom

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship]-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
-Sr. Research Scientist

Overview of all jobs currently available with GIA US


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Very good opportunities... I didn't see a salary posted for the Senior Research Scientist.


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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I was recently talking to the field gemology guys in Bangkok and they said everyone in the lab as a Masters or PhD in some science whether thats geology, biology or chemistry. You can get a job as a diamond grader with a GG and if you are personable then from there you could go on to be a teacher at GIA. One of my teacher did that exact thing. If you want to work in the lab then start working towards your masters degree. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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It's not the worst way to spend your time.


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Stephen Challener wrote:
It's not the worst way to spend your time.


Thank you justinkprim for your valuable reply.

Stephen, I didn't get you. Kindly can you explain me what you meant?

Thank you,

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I just completed my master's in geology.


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 Post subject: Re: Career in a lab set up in Europe
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Stephen Challener wrote:
I just completed my master's in geology.

Congratulations, Stephen!


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