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Alternative careers

Alternative careers

Between 2010 and 2014 we ran a series focused on alternative careers for scientists, hearing from specialists in publishing, law, journalism, ethics and more. We’d love to reinvigorate this series – please get in touch if you have any ideas!

Educational game designer: where biology, games, and technology meet

Posted by , on 15 February 2011

When Eva approached me about contributing to this series about how one goes from a PhD in developmental biology and ends up in a non traditional academic career path, I …
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A career in publishing: a developing story

Posted by , on 25 January 2011

In a follow up to Eva’s first post in our alternative careers series about how a research background in developmental biology can lead to a career path that lies outside …

Keep up and blog on – my route to the Node

Posted by , on 23 December 2010

This is the first in a series of posts about careers outside of academic research. See here for more information. To start the series on alternative careers, I’m going to …

Alternative Careers for Developmental Biologists

Posted by , on 21 December 2010

Some of the most popular posts on the Node have been those about career prospects for young scientists. The category pages for job ads and career posts are among the …

In 2012 we met Andrea Hutterer, then Fellowships Manager at EMBO, who told us about her transition from research to science management.

Do you have a career story you’d like to share with the community?

Jobs board

Our jobs board often contains positions away from the bench

Our full archive going back to 2010 is filterable by category, tag and date.

Updated on 15 March 2021