Scientia Fellows Interview: Kulbhushan Sharma
Researchers from a wide variety of research fields and all over the world have joined the Scientia Fellows postdoctoral programme. Kulbhushan Sharma is one of them.
Kulbhushan Sharma. Photo: Øystein Horgmo, UiO
What is your background?
I did my PhD in molecular biology in New Delhi, India. Currently, I am employed as a scientist at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, an institute under the Indian Ministry of Defence.
My eagerness to study has always helped me find a path and succeed in the exams needed to obtain a PhD at a premier institute. Then I got to serve as a researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences.
Later on, in order to excel my research, and with support from my host institute, I got the opportunity to apply for a Scientia Fellow position.
What triggered you to become a researcher?
I had an immense interest in biology during my school days. Then I got a chance to do a master in molecular biology, which made me interested in research. Later on, I got the opportunity to take a PhD in one of the best institutes in India, and my interest in molecular biology research increased further.
Why did you choose to apply for a Scientia Fellows postdoc position?
Research quality and infrastructure is really very good at the University of Oslo. Fortunately, Dr. Anne Simonsen, with whom I wrote the Scientia Fellows application, is a real expert in my field, autophagy. All these arguments inspired me to apply for this scheme.
How can a Scientia Fellows postdoc position promote you future career?
The Scientia Fellows scheme is helping me access people working in my field of interests. Also, I get the possibility to learn new techniques. In addition, I get to see how my field of research is progressing globally.
To whom would you recommend a Scientia Fellows postdoc position?
I would recommend Scientia Fellows to researchers whose progress is halted because they lack the necessary funding or infrastructure.
Also, I would recommend Scientia Fellows to those who need international experience and exposure.