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Alternative Careers in Science, 2E : Leaving the Ivory Tower - Cynathia Robbins-Roth

Alternative Careers in Science, 2E

Leaving the Ivory Tower

Paperback Published: 26th August 2005
ISBN: 9780125893763
Number Of Pages: 320

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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.
* An insider's look at the wide range of job opportunities for scientists yearning to leave the lab
* First-person stories from researchers who successfully made the leap from science into finance, journalism, law, public policy, and more.
* Tips on how to track down and get that job in a new industry
* Typical day scenarios for each career track
* List of resources (websites, associations, etc.) to help you in your search
* Completely revised, this latest edition includes six entirely new chapters

"After my Ph.D. I realized that although I enjoyed science, I felt that my skills might be better applied to enabling the application of science within a more commercial context. Reading the experiences of others in this book gave me the confidence to move into another area of work. After spending two years in university technology transfer, I now negotiate Strategic Alliances on behalf of Pfizer and use my scientific knowledge and experience on a day-to-day basis." -Philip McGurk, Pfizer, California, U.S.A.

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
A Scientist Gone Bad: How I Went from the Bench to the Boardroomp. 1
Science and Information
Technical Writing: Making Sense Out of Manualsp. 15
Science Writing: Communicating with the Massesp. 27
Creating a Publishing Empire: How I Gave up Academia and Became an Entrepreneurial Editorp. 39
Business Information Services: Providing the Data for Industryp. 47
The Financial World
Becoming a Venture Capitalistp. 61
Investment Banking: Dreams and Realityp. 71
How I Became an Analyst: Science-Based Investment Advisingp. 79
The Corporate World
Entrepreneur and Company Founder: Starting Your Own Company and Survivingp. 97
Business Development: Making Deals with Sciencep. 107
The Growth of a Manager: From Pure Research to Policy Administrationp. 117
Regulatory Affairs: Keeping Product Development on Trackp. 125
Patent Law Careers: Protecting the Intellectual Property of Sciencep. 139
Entering Biomedical and Scientific Consultingp. 149
Sales and Marketing: So You Want to Sell?p. 161
From Doing Research to Moving Research: My Life in Tech Transferp. 177
Providing Services to Companies
Corporate Communications: Helping Companies Sell Their Storiesp. 191
Executive Search: The Hunt for Exceptional Talentp. 205
Consultant to the Stars: Advising CEOs for Fun and Profitp. 217
Biomedical Consultant: Specializing in Technology Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Grant Writingp. 227
Science Careers in Government
Science and Public Policy: Translating Between Two Worldsp. 245
Economic Development Advisor: Building a Biotech Industry for an Entire Countryp. 263
Government Agencies: Directing Science in the Militaryp. 277
Information Resources About Alternative Careers for Scientistsp. 291
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780125893763
ISBN-10: 0125893760
Series: Scientific Survival Skills
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th August 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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