From Lab Rat to Data Scientist: What can you be with a PhD?

From Lab Rat to Data Scientist: What can you be with a PhD?

By: Deepti Mathew                           In a period of merely five years, the field of data science has grown from a niche for specialists to a red-hot job option for freshly minted biomedical PhDs with just a touch of tech savvy. While the six figure salaries have undeniable appeal, the opportunity to partake more directly in the implementation angle […]

Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

By: Caitlin Burgdorf, BS Moderated by: Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY) Panelist speakers: Barbara Natalizio, PhD (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC), Yvette Seger, PhD (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology [FASEB]: Bethesda, Maryland), Caira Woods, PhD (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Washington, DC) The underpinnings of any formal societal advance are held together by the policy behind it. In this […]

The 411 on How to Start a Successful Career in Teaching and Education

The 411 on How to Start a Successful Career in Teaching and Education

By: Caitlyn A. Moore, M.E. Panelists in the Teaching and Education session at “What Can You Be with A Ph.D.” discussing the ins-and-outs of being a professor at an undergraduate university. From left to right: Dr. Victoria Ruiz, Ph.D.; Dr. Jessica Allen, Ph.D.; Dr. Nathan Lents, Ph.D.; Dr. Matthew Marcello, Ph.D.; Image credit: Caitlyn A. Moore   Alumni Hall A was packed on a Saturday morning with WCUB attendees eager […]

Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

By Helena Mello    Moderator: Russell J. Ledet, M.S., NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. Speakers: Jeanne Garbarino, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.                   Joe Hanson, Ph.D. PBS Digital Studios, Austin, TX.                   Julie Nadel, Ph.D. The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY.   Public awareness of science is a […]

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

By Yoko J. Bian   More and more, Ph.D. graduates that seek careers outside academia are going into consulting. Such movement into this field isn’t new. For years, Ph.D. graduates have been joining firms with a specialized business focus that draws on their previous field of expertise in graduate schools. For example, economics Ph.D. graduates have been pursuing careers at econometric consulting firms, biology PhDs are employed by biotech consulting […]