Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower (2nd Revised edition)
By: Cynthia Robbins-Roth (editor)Paperback
Many science students find themselves in the midst of graduate school or sitting at a lab bench, and realize that they hate lab work! Even worse is realizing that they may love science, but science (at least academic science) is not providing many job opportunities these days. What's a poor researcher to do! This book gives first-hand descriptions of the evolution of a band of hardy scientists out of the lab and into just about every career you can imagine. Researchers from every branch of science found their way into finance, public relations, consulting, business development, journalism, and more - and thrived there! Each author tells their personal story, including descriptions of their career path, a typical day, where to find information on their job, opportunities to career growth, and more. This is a must-read for every science major, and everyone who is looking for a way to break out of their career rut. It offers an insider's look at the wide range of job opportunities for scientists yearning to leave the lab.
It contains first-person stories from researchers who successfully made the leap from science into finance, journalism, law, public policy, and more; and offers tips on how to track down and get that job in a new industry. It includes typical day scenarios for each career track, and a list of resources (websites, associations, etc.) to help you in your search. Completely revised, this latest edition includes six entirely new chapters.
Cynthia Robbins-Roth, Ph.D., left academia to pursue a science career in the then-emerging biotechnology industry. Her career detoured through business development before her entrepreneurial spirit compelled her to start up her own biotechnology consulting and publishing business, BioVenture. Because of her scientific insight, irreverent manner, and ebullient nature, Dr. Robbins-Roth is a popular speaker on alternative careers for scientists, as well as a recognized biotech industry expert.
Preface Contributors A Scientist Gone Bad Science and Information Technical Writing: Making Sense out of manuals Science Writing for Newspapers: Communicating with the Masses Building a Publishing Empire Business Information Services: Providing Data for the Industry The Financial World Venture Capital for Fun and Profit Investment Banking: Dreams and Reality Wall Street Analyst: Moving Science from the Bench to the Investor The Corporate World How To Start Your Own Company and Survive! Business Development: Making Deals with Science Becoming a Manager: From pure research to administration Regulatory Affairs: Keeping Product Development on Track Patent Law: Protecting The Intellectual Property of Science Medical Director: From the Bench to the Clinic Sales and Marketing Technology Transfer: Enabling the commercialization of Science Providing Services to Companies Corporate Communications: Helping Companies Sell their Story Executive Search: Looking for Talent in all the right places Consultant to the Stars: Advising CEOs for Fun and Profit BioMedical Consulting: Technology Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Grant Writing Science Careers in Government Science and Public Policy Economic Development Advisor: Building a Biotech Industry for and Entire Country Government Agencies: Directing Science in the Military Appendix Information Resources by Cynthia Robbins-Roth
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