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MySciCareer – first-person stories about science careers

Posted by on February 27th, 2014

It’s been a while since I last wrote on the Node, but I have something to share that ties in to a project I started while I was still the Node’s community manager. In 2011 I commissioned a series of career posts, where people in a variety of different non-research post-PhD careers all described how[…]

There and back again…

Posted by on June 26th, 2013

We’ve all heard the aphorism that once you leave academia, you can’t go back. A little over two years ago, I wrote about my transition from academic research to scientific editing. Now, after completing my first year as an assistant professor of Biology at Reed College, I’m offering proof that lane changes, U-turns, and detours[…]

A Career in Science Management

Posted by on February 13th, 2012

Last June, Eva summarised the Node’s alternative careers stories, personal accounts of how scientists made their transitions from research into various alternative career paths. As a friend of Andrea Hutterer, who is now the Fellowships Manager at EMBO, I witnessed her exciting leap from the bench into science management back in 2010, and now asked[…]

Leaving the lab: career development for developmental biologists

Posted by on September 6th, 2011

Over the past months, we’ve heard from several people who left research for a career away from the bench. Now, a summary of all these posts appears in Development, followed by some tips for graduate students, postdocs, and their supervisors. Below is the full text of the article, but it’s also free on Development, and[…]

Keeping an Open Mind – A Scientist’s Quest for Positive Change

Posted by on July 12th, 2011

I am the founder and CEO of DataGiving. I founded DataGiving whilst completing my Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Cambridge. I have always been passionate about helping people. After completing my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I worked as an Assistant Psychologist at St Marys Hospital in London, helping adults with severe mental health[…]

How fate determined my career as a science journalist

Posted by on June 21st, 2011

If I shut my eyes, I can still picture  the young boy dressed as a gravedigger. He’s taking centre-stage, flourishing a spade and cheerily telling his audience that if they don’t practise safe sex, they will die of AIDS and boost his business. It’s not the sort of thing you expect from a Sunday school[…]

Round-up of alternative careers stories

Posted by on June 8th, 2011

In December we asked people to share how they moved from research to a career away from the lab bench. Since then, we’ve heard from a number of people, and a few stories are still coming in. Here’s the list so far, with current affiliations: Keep up and blog on – my route to the[…]

My journey from bench scientist to clinical ethicist

Posted by on June 1st, 2011

Four and a half years ago I was introduced to the field of clinical ethics while nearing the end of my Doctorate in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. After attending a talk given by Kerry Bowman, a clinical ethicist at one of the University teaching hospitals, I approached him with some additional questions.[…]

My journey to scientific editing

Posted by on May 24th, 2011

Although I’m no longer working at the bench, I still think of myself as a scientist. During grad school and much of my post-doc, I assumed that I would follow the “grad student to post-doc to professor track” so that I could continue to be paid to learn for the rest of my life. I’ve[…]

My transition to patent law

Posted by on May 22nd, 2011

I am now a Patent Attorney at Clark & Elbing, a Boston boutique patent law firm specializing in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. I have been at Clark & Elbing since 1998, and am now a partner. Prior to becoming a Patent Attorney, I was a graduate student in Connie Cepko’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School. For[…]