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Careers Outside Academia. From Postdoc, to Science Editor to Careers Adviser?? Anne Forde Postdoc Careers Adviser, University of Cambridge. Careers Outside Academia. Career history Discovering likes and dislikes Evolving Career . Careers Outside Academia. Career History……. Education.

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Careers Outside Academia

From Postdoc, to Science Editor to Careers Adviser??

Anne Forde

Postdoc Careers Adviser,

University of Cambridge

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Careers Outside Academia

  • Career history
  • Discovering likes and dislikes
  • Evolving Career
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Careers Outside Academia

Career History……

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Education

1992 BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth

1996 PhD Immunology, University of Dublin,

Trinity College

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Employment History I

1997 Biomedical Scientist – St James Hospital Dublin

1998-2004 Postdoctoral Researcher, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

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Employment History II

2003-04 German Correspondent, Science Careers

2004-06 Northern European Editor, Science Careers

2004- Freelance Writer – International Journal of Cancer

2006- Postdoc Careers Adviser,

Graduate School of Life Science, University of Cambridge

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Careers Outside Academia

Career history

Discovering likes and dislikes

Evolving Career

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Discovering likes and dislikes

Education –

Options after undergraduate?

Options after postgrad?

Why Postdoc?

The Job Hunt……

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Discovering likes and dislikes

  • The Postdoc experience
  • Research
  • Extra-curricular
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Discovering likes and dislikes

  • Why do I want to leave?
  • What’s the Alternative?
  • Skills ‘analysis’
  • Interests
  • Motivations
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Discovering likes and dislikes

  • Science Careers
  • Working as a Writer/Reporter
  • Training
  • Working as an Editor
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Writing and Editing

  • Related Careers…..
  • Mainstream Science Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Public relations
  • Science Outreach
  • Science Editing (Journals)
  • Medical Writing
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Discovering likes and dislikes

  • University of Cambridge
  • Working as Careers Adviser
  • Training
  • Level of Interaction
  • Creative
  • Rewarding
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Careers Work

  • Related Careers…..
  • Staff Development
  • Human Resources
  • Research Management
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Career History

Discovering likes and dislikes

Evolving Career – What I’ve learned

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Evolving Career – What I’ve learned

  • Be honest with yourself (and others)
  • What do I expect from my paid work?
  • Cultivate a perpheral vision
  • Talk to as many people as possible
  • Career paths can take unexpected turns
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