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October 16, 2004

MphasiS hiring doctors and other interesting job trends

Job Trends

Bangalore-based IT and BPO services firm MphasiS is hiring "MBBS Doctors" to help their "global clients" (persumably, insurance companie) "analyze and understand medical risks" of their customers (read "insurance seekers"). "Besides an ambient work culture and a sound process, you could also command a handsome package. There is after all, an alternative to the clinical side of medicine," says the company's ad in The Times of India, Bangalore (Appointments supplement; Oct. 13, 2004).

The International Jobs section same appointment supplement also carries an ad from New Jersey, USA-based generics drugs maker Able Laboratories, Inc. seeking a "Patent Research Specialist". "Responsibilities include assisting Patent Counsel to deliver quality search results and analysis relating to patent and prior art".

Wonder what the company plans to do about the candidate's H1-B visa. They might be better off offshoring the work to companies like Evalueserve which specialize in patents-related work.