Category Archives: industry

Ideas (About Science Careers) That Should be Retired

I love podcasts! The other day I was listening to Freakonomics, one of my go-to podcasts, and they started talking about “ideas that must die.” The hosts ask scientists what popular scientific ideas should be gotten rid of because they … Continue reading

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Why I Left Academia and Chose Biotech

I recently met a young undergrad. who wants to become a professor because she loves research and, “professors have great job security, flexible work schedules and can take summers off if they want to!” It made me totally uncomfortable, probably … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a Research Scientist in Biotech

When I was in academia I had no idea what “going to the dark side” and working in industry would be like, I mentioned some expectations in my previous blog post.  In some ways I did have to go through … Continue reading

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Where I want to be right now: JayZ vs. Martina McBride

My job is great, but not perfect, but I’m happy being here right now. I finally able to be thankful and acknowledge what I have, without always trying to come up with ways to make it better. Continue reading

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