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 […]

Tipping Point: Academic Bench Science Is Now the “Alternate Career” for Life Scientists

Tipping Point: Academic Bench Science Is Now the “Alternate Career” for Life Scientists

By Chinaza Egbuta, PhD                               On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Graduate Research Organizations for Biotechnology (GRO-Biotech) held its third annual conference at the NYU Langone Health Campus. The event featured a plethora of speakers and panelists from different sectors of the biotech industry.  The overarching theme of the first session – from the opening remarks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

By Jiye SonMany professionals in the STEM field are great with technical skills, but often we lack the soft skills to communicate and express our talents to draw attention to ourselves. We work endlessly in labs to produce more results, and yet when it comes to flaunting those hard-earned accomplishments, we can sometimes feel bashful and uncomfortable. As such, when it comes time to look for a job after successfully […]