Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D. Elizabeth Schneider, Ph..D., is a Regional Account Manager at NanoString Technologies. She went from hustling hard to stay afloat while completing her doctoral research to leading commercial efforts in the field for an up and coming genomics technology company. Let’s follow her path from using scientific equipment in the lab to representing
Should I quit my prestigious PhD program if I no longer want to be an academic? Should I leave with a Master’s?
If you're close to finishing your project, don't have impending health, relationship or financial issues putting a timeline on your PhD, you may want to weigh the opportunity to stay for the degree while spending some time outside the lab amassing other skills that will launch you in a new direction upon graduation, with quitting
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By Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Executive Recruiter; Free the PhD Advisor. I’m often asked for tips on how to translate an academic CV into a resume that is appealing to employers. I think people who ask this are looking for magic buzzwords to use in place of terms like “journal club” and “genotyping.” And, it’s true,
Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Associate @ Isaacson, Miller From crustacean neurons to a PhD and a new career! Laura is using her knowledge and experience gained from her PhD in neuroscience to help staff the next generations of leadership in institutions of higher education, directly impacting the future of education and beyond. Starting the PhD Some people have
What is the biggest piece of advice you would give to young scientists to increase their chances of getting a job in today’s job market?
There is only one universal answer: Plan seriously for your Plan B. It’s as simple as that. Not planning for the (very likely chance) that you may not end up with a faculty track career in academia today is like buying a home by a lake that is known to flood more and more every
By Laura Mariani, Ph.D. Dr. Mariani moved from mice and brains in the lab to identifying the next generation of academic and institutional leaders. Check out one of our very own Advisor's career transition wisdom from the real world. ======================== “I’m a scientist.” It’s a title that packs a punch. In summer blockbusters, there’s guaranteed
Tim Bellay, Ph.D. Software & Prototype Engineer @ Mile IQ A cross country move. Learning entirely new skillsets. Going from neuroscience benchwork to app prototyping - Tim found an exciting new career in the tech world after completing his PhD in neuroscience. Starting the PhD Tim started out on his research journey with the goal of
Ah, networking for PhDs. One of those love-to-hate-it topics. When you were attending a conference, how much time did you spend talking to people who approached you? How much talking to new people that you initiated conversations with? For the average person from academia, we spend about 90% of the time talking to old friends,
The Google gender bias debate over the value of inclusion and diversity initiatives reminds me very much of the conversations I had when interviewing professors around the country several years ago about the status of women faculty in the US, and the biases that women have faced entering the grind of tenure track employment. Like in