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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.
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 1992 BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth 1996 PhD Immunology, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Employment History I 1997 Biomedical Scientist – St James Hospital Dublin 1998-2004 Postdoctoral Researcher, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
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
Careers Outside Academia Career history Discovering likes and dislikes Evolving Career
Discovering likes and dislikes Education – Options after undergraduate? Options after postgrad? Why Postdoc? The Job Hunt……
Discovering likes and dislikes • The Postdoc experience • Research • Extra-curricular
Discovering likes and dislikes • Why do I want to leave? • What’s the Alternative? • Skills ‘analysis’ • Interests • Motivations
Discovering likes and dislikes • Science Careers • Working as a Writer/Reporter • Training • Working as an Editor
Writing and Editing • Related Careers….. • Mainstream Science Journalism • Broadcasting • Public relations • Science Outreach • Science Editing (Journals) • Medical Writing
Discovering likes and dislikes • University of Cambridge • Working as Careers Adviser • Training • Level of Interaction • Creative • Rewarding
Careers Work • Related Careers….. • Staff Development • Human Resources • Research Management
Career History Discovering likes and dislikes Evolving Career – What I’ve learned
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