Making the switch!
This article provides some help on CV writing tips for scientists for PhDs and PostDocs looking for jobs outside of academia and what they might need to add to their CV to improve it for a business orientated position.
Deciding on a life within academia
The key stage in any scientist’s research career is identifying whether they would like to continue researching in academia or make the jump to indu
past few years I have traversed through academia in a few different guises,
first as a PhD student for about 5 years, then onto the traditional route of a
post-doc, followed by a sales representative for a life sciences company and
finally as the co-founder of ELISA Genie. It’s been a great journey and I’m
constantly learning as I move through different facets of working with academics.Currently
I’m in year 3 of running my own scientific start-up, it’s a blast, I travel the
I'll start this post off with a story. When I was half way through my PhD and I had found my passion for science communication, I approached my supervisor for the first time to ask “Can I have this day off to go do this science outreach event?” And this was the first time I had the reply “But don’t you think you should be in the lab rather than doing that?”Now I know I am not the only one in this situation - wanting to do some public engagement but being told by their supervisors that it isn’t
After years of hard work, getting to the end of your PhD viva and hearing the words ‘Congratulations Dr’ is the most incredible feeling. Now somewhere along your PhD journey you have thought, or even dreamt about the post-PhD life - but PhD life is all-consuming and thinking about being out of the PhD bubble can seem like a distant dream. I’m not going to sugar coat it - the last few months are also tough with the combined pressure to submit and find some sort of paid employment. I wasn’t i
If you are looking to succeed in a STEM career - whether that is research based or not - an extensive list of technical skills is not what you need. Of course, they will help you do your job, but they are not necessarily going to help you get your job. For that, you need transferable skills. Transferable skills are going to give you credibility in the industry much more so than technical ones. It was the same for me. While my PhD helps me do my job now in science communication, it was all t