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Managing Your Medical Research Career Presented by: Marlene Delanghe, M.Ed., UBC Career Services www.careers.ubc.ca 604-822-4011 Public Health Care Private Health Care Where is My Niche ? Academia Industry Humanitarian /NGO Entrepreneur Finding Your Niche…

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managing your medical research career

Managing Your Medical Research Career

Presented by:

Marlene Delanghe, M.Ed., UBC Career Services

www.careers.ubc.ca

604-822-4011

where is my niche

Public

Health Care

Private

Health Care

Where is My Niche ?

Academia

Industry

Humanitarian

/NGO

Entrepreneur

finding your niche

Finding Your Niche…

Is a personal question.

what do i want now vs future where am i best suited

What Do I Want Now vs Future?Where Am I Best Suited?

Talent

Passion

Voice

Need

Conscience

Source: The 8th Habit From Effectiveness

to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

talent consider this

Talent: Consider This …

What are you an expert in?

What distinguishes you?

What makes you marketable?

whole person
Whole Person

Source: The 8th Habit From Effectiveness

to Greatness by Stephen R. Covey

watch for kernels of discontent

Watch for: Kernels of Discontent

Pay Attention

“Diagnose” the issue

Consider your options

making yourself marketable academia

Making Yourself Marketable – Academia

Get published

Get on a peer review committee

Get connected

Earn solid references (three written will be required when in job search)

Having a compelling research question

Be able to find pots of money

making yourself marketable industry

Making Yourself Marketable – Industry

Get connected

Belief in for-profit

Prove that you can get things done

Demonstrate that you can develop people

competencies for today

Competencies for Today…

Three competencies are in high demand

(in addition to “core competencies”):

Leadership & Mentorship Capacity

Knowledge Manager

Entrepreneurial Aptitude

a collision course between generations

A Collision Course Between Generations ??

Young academics/professionals versus traditionalists

Values Clash?

Work/Life Balance Differences?

Other?

work life balance

Work Life Balance

You Know It; But Do You Practice It

Watch out for the “Deprivation Cycle”

fast lane or slow lane

Fast Lane or Slow Lane?

“Fast Lane” careers require ambition, focus and incredible support

“Slow Lane” careers provide balance but less career progress in same period

You can change lanes!

career building tip 1

Career Building Tip #1

See that your education is part of your “career”.

career building tip 2

Career Building Tip #2

Discover the world of work while you’re still a graduate student; be able to answer all of the questions on the “Exploring Career Options” handout.

career building tip 3

Career Building Tip #3

Get a mentor or coach.

No one can maneuver through a complex career path without the guidance and support of another trusted and respected individual

career building tip 4

Career Building Tip #4

Develop your professional competencies

Participate and lead special initiatives/committees

Take some leadership and management courses

Get on a peer review committee

Focus, focus, focus !

career building tip 5

Career Building Tip #5

As you move forward in your career:

Listen with your head, and

Listen with your heart.

Try and align them.