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Scientists are already well-equipped to thrive in industry, but it is up to you to extract the skills from academia and apply them to your roles in industry. There are key differences in industry that every PhD must be aware of. From your interviews, through your industry transition, recognizing these differences will help you excel in your new environment. Here are four key differences between academia and industry that every research scientist should know.

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Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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Have you stumbled upon the Technology Transfer office at your university and wondered what it was all about? Do you have an interest in the business side of science and enjoy the idea of expanding your knowledge into law? In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Karen Deak, Director…

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It is not uncommon to lose motivation at various points of the long haul of a PhD or postdoc. In fact, it would be abnormal if you didn’t see your motivation wane at some point. When all the self-pep talks you give yourself don’t work to bring back the passion you once had for your work, there are techniques that can help. Reject the comfort zone of the structure you’re currently operating in and try these seven techniques to help you regain your lost motivation and focus.

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Women PhDs are poised to enter into leadership roles and yet many don’t have the confidence to go for them. The truth is that women with PhDs have an opportunity to impact corporate culture and societal change in unique ways with their strengths and experience. Many let imposter syndrome and a lack of confidence hold them back. But, businesses and society alike need women to find their voice and use it to enact change. Here are three reasons why women with PhDs need to be in leadership roles in industry.

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Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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As more European nations strive to emulate the growing interest in life sciences and biopharma industry, government initiatives are rising to meet the need. The bioscience sector in Europe looks promising, with more predicted growth and job opportunities forecasted. If you are a PhD planning to work in the industry, it would be worthwhile to identify and target these clusters as they offer multiple opportunities in one location. Here are the top six life science industry cluster areas to get you started.

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For PhDs transitioning into industry, proving that you have an understanding of the economics that impact business shows that you understand the very basics of how business works. Using your experience in academia and how you managed economics there provides a foundation for transferable skills for industry. Understanding the economic hierarchy of an organization will take PhDs intending to transition, or already in industry, a long way in their careers moving forward.

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Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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Nothing replaces face-to-face interaction. Meetings are your opportunity to find your voice and make your unique contribution. In industry, effective meetings are the lifeblood of moving projects forward. If you want to make a good impression with your team and your managers, you have to be both professional and assertive. The common trap of hiding behind computer screens and piles of work is not going to help you be successful in industry. Raise your visibility in the company by being assertive. Here are 5 ways to be assertive in business meetings.

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Every week we scour the internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to. We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions. Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are here.

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