Different career options – academic and non academic, transitioning from the former to the latter, the key skills to further your career and the best places to find your dream job – all this and more that CSG members have been discussing over the last week.
While UK still remains a coveted option for many Indian under and post-graduate students there are also Indian private universities coming up that are research and not teaching based.
Ernst and Young don’t think so and won’t bother with degree classification anymore as their entry level criteria.
As the world sees a turn in the political ideologies in many parts, do scientists have to ‘justify’ their research more clearly and more often than ever? Harvard University is trying to help scientists to communicate better.
New places come up on the world map where getting funding is still easier than the rest of the known places for doing science. India also eases it for IIT, Madras and colleges affiliated with Calcutta University in India to get more PhD students. But are the funds going to suffice to have permanent scientific staff positions in the coming years to utilize all the resources spent in training this scientific personnel?
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Find a repository of different non-academic career options that you can consider. Check what it takes for each one of these and which one suits you.
And for those who would want to move out of academia into industry, do they need an MBA to top up their PhD degrees?
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Industries are getting more interested in ‘givers’. Who are these people and how do industries identify them?
Here is a list of the current openings:
- Multiple options at BGB
- Technology Licensing Manager at the University of Utah, USA
- Science Writer at AAAS
- Multiple career options at the Harvard i-lab
- Clinical Scientist at NonStop Pharma, Basel
- Postdoctoral research positions at Merck in Biologics process development and Chemical biology/ proteomics
Happy working and networking! CSG is looking forward to an enthusiastic week ahead.