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Round-up of alternative careers stories

Posted by , on 8 June 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 Node
Eva Amsen – Community manager for the Node and Online Editor for Development

A career in publishing – a developing story
Jane Alfred – Executive Editor for Development

Educational game designer: where biology, games, and technology meet
Nicole Husain – educational game designer at Spongelab Interactive

From the bench to the science centre
Sarah Gibb – Science and Interpretation Officer at Glasgow Science Centre

A career as editor
Vivian Siegel – Director of the Center for Science Communication at Vanderbilt University, and Editor-in-Chief of Disease Models and Mechanisms.

My transition to patent law
Michael Belliveau – Patent Attorney at Clark & Elbing

My journey to scientific editing
Kara Cerveny – scientific editor at Cell

My journey from bench scientist to clinical ethicist
Michael Szego – fellow in clinical and organizational ethics at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

How fate determined my career as a science journalist
Claire Ainsworth – science journalist

Keeping an open mind – a scientist’s quest for positive change
Sobia Hamid – entrepreneur




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