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Are you ready to step away from research but are unsure what alternative careers are available?

Have you thought about a career in Medical Writing but assume you don’t have the right qualifications?

In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Emma Hitt Nichols, founder of Nascent Medical LLC, which serves the continuing medical education and medical content publishing industries while helping PhDs and MDs with writing ability start their own businesses as freelance medical writers. Emma teaches us the ins and outs of Medical Writing and how PhDs can transition into this role.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • What is a day-in-the-life of a Medical Writer
  • What the recruitment process is like
  • How to know if Medical Writing is the right career path for you
  • How PhDs can prepare to enter into this profession
  • What PhDs should highlight in their resume for Medical Writer positions.

To get advanced access to the full length versions of these podcasts, as well as access to our live training webinars, exclusive training videos, case studies, industry insider documents, transition plan, and private online network, get on the wait list for the Cheeky Scientist Association now.

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Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.

Isaiah is a Ph.D. in Anatomy & Cell Biology and internationally recognized Fortune 500 consultant. He is an expert in the biotechnology industry and specializes in helping people transition into cutting-edge career tracks.

Isaiah believes that if you feel stuck somewhere in your life right now, you should make a change. Don’t sit still and wait for the world to tell you what to do. Start a new project. Build your own business. Take action. Experimentation is the best teacher.
Isaiah Hankel Ph.D.
  • Carlie Stevenson, PhD

    Emma, I love your enthusiasm for science/medical writing! What a great way to transition out of the rat race of academia. Many people are just like you and dread one more underpaid day sitting on the bench like there’s nothing else going on in life! Thanks for letting us know how to do it. 🙂

  • Winona Petit

    How well we remember writing all night in the process of getting the PhD. Some of us were good at it, some of us liked it, but most of us probably didn’t feel inspired to do it unless we needed to, and the vast majority struggled with it. We are so blessed to have people like you who are good at it and love to do it.

  • Kathy Azalea

    It’s great that you can combine two loves – science and writing – into a very specialized niche that’s in hot demand and really pays well. This is very inspiring.

  • Shawn Lyons, PhD

    I really admire you. I know I could never do that job, even though I love science and it must provide a lot of opportunities to read and learn a lot. Thanks for sharing this. BTW, good website!