How do I start a Career in Scientific Conservation?

I am very curious about a Career in Scientific Conservation. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Scientific Conservation actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Scientific Conservation. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Scientific Conservation, when I came across:

Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi's take!

Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi invested 36 years in Scientific Conservation. Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi has worked in Scientific Conservation as Assistant Director in Archaeological Survey of India. In Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi's own words, this is how Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi got into Scientific Conservation: "I did B Sc in Chemistry, Geology, Botany and M Sc in Chemistry from Agra College. I then went on to do Ph D in Chemistry from the same college. In 1977, I joined the Science Branch of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). I retired from ASI in 2013 as an Assistant Director." Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi has a profile in a very interesting format on:

Career Video on Scientific Conservation

In a video, Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi has talked about various aspects of a Career in Scientific Conservation. Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi started by explaining Scientific Conservation as: "A conservation scientist works in the field of conservation science and whose focus is on the research of cultural heritage (e.g. art, artifacts, buildings, and monuments) through scientific inquiry. Conservation scientists conduct applied scientific research and techniques to determine the material, chemical, and technical aspects of cultural heritage." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

In this video Education was discussed as theoretical topics needed to excel at Scientific Conservation, and not as Qualifications needed to enter Scientific Conservation. Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Botany
  • Geology
  • History
  • Instrumentation
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Scientific Conservation:
  • Observation Skills
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Research Orientation
  • Keen Learning
It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Scientific Conservation:
  • Interesting Field
  • Travelling
  • Interaction with Foreign Dignitaries
  • Sense of Pride
  • Satisfaction
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Scientific Conservation:
  • Field Job
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Public Interference

In the final section of the video Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi talks about How a day goes in a Career in Scientific Conservation. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Scientific Conservation, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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    1. Such articles are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. I will certainly visit your blog more often.


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