Should I Do a Postdoc?

Should I Do a Postdoc?

The question of whether or not to do postdoctoral training after graduate school has become a popular topic. For graduates intent on pursuing an academic career, the answer is an obvious yes. But what about those who have decided to pursue scientific work in industry, […]

Can I Get a Job Without Publications?

Can I Get a Job Without Publications?

One of the most important requirements for securing an academic position is a strong publication list—the higher the number and the more prestigious the journal the better. But what about industry jobs? “Do I need a lot of publications to get a job in industry?” […]

Objective or Profile?

Objective or Profile?

Are you ready to leave academia and take your first step into industry? Likely, you already know that your scientific resume should show off the skills you would bring to a potential employer. But what about an “Objective” statement, such as “Seeking a position at […]

Industry R&D Jobs Out of Academia

Industry R&D Jobs Out of Academia

The end of each year prompts us all to look at where we are and where we are going. For scientists, this sometimes means deciding between a future in academic research, or transitioning into industry R&D, product development, or other applied science role. While academia […]

September “Get Into Industry” Jobs

September “Get Into Industry” Jobs

Recently I’ve begun to collect postings I see for scientific jobs that do not require prior industry experience. Getting your ‘foot in the door’ is always a challenge, especially for advanced degree scientists who have great academic training and credentials, but no industry experience.  If […]