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An interview with Sara Artusi, PhD, Scientist Platform Development, Krystal Biotech, Inc.   What is your name, your full job title, and the name of the company you work for?    Sara Artusi – Scientist platform development at Krystal Biotech, Inc. What is your favorite part about working in industry?  What I find most exciting about…

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An interview with Nicole Bowens, PhD, Medical Writer, Arbor Scientia   What is your favorite part about working in industry? What I most enjoy about industry versus academia is having clear objectives and deadlines. As a medical writer in promotional medical education, I most enjoy being able to use creativity in the design and presentation…

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An interview with Marios Tsatsos, PhD 1. What is your name, your full job title, and the name of the company you work for? Marios Tsatsos, Data Scientist working for Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science Group). 2. What is your favorite part about working in industry? The impact-oriented objectives and connectivity that such a position…

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An interview with Joydeep Pal, PhD 1. What is your name, your full job title, and the name of the company you work for? Joydeep Pal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Foodinjoy Ltd, UK 2. What is your favorite part about working in industry? I am responsible for both the commercial and technical aspects of…

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In this interview with Chris Drummond, Ph.D., he details how he made the transition from being an undervalued postdoc to an invaluable part of an industry team. He enjoys the pace, resources and real-world application of working in industry. As a PhD, he knows the struggle you face when trying to leave academia and shares great advice on how you can make the transition.

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In this interview with Chris Drummond, Ph.D., he details how he made the transition from being an undervalued postdoc to an invaluable part of an industry team. He enjoys the pace, resources and real-world application of working in industry. As a PhD, he knows the struggle you face when trying to leave academia and shares great advice on how you can make the transition.

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In this Q&A, Tania Biswas, PhD discusses her enjoyment of managing the business side of a lab and being able to make key decisions on a daily basis. She also tells us about how networking was key to her success and why keeping a positive mindset is so important to your job search.

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In this interview with Chris Drummond, Ph.D., he details how he made the transition from being an undervalued postdoc to an invaluable part of an industry team. He enjoys the pace, resources and real-world application of working in industry. As a PhD, he knows the struggle you face when trying to leave academia and shares great advice on how you can make the transition.

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In this interview with Yuri Klyachkin, PhD, he tells us about how he overcame self-doubt and unemployment to land his dream job as a Medical Science Liaison. The CSA job search blueprint and a whole new approach to networking were ultimately what enabled him to transition out of academia and into a top industry company.

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In this interview, Aparna discusses how she knew she didn’t want to stay in academia but needed help transitioning into industry. She talks about how she found the detailed networking information, available in the Cheeky Scientist Association, most helpful for successfully transitioning into her current role as a Medical Writer. Congratulations Aparna!

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In this interview, Myriam discusses the struggles she faced with funding as a postdoc in academia. She talks about how she became fed up with the long hours and job insecurity associated with her postdoc and how she used the CSA materials and network to transition into industry.

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In this interview with Sujoy Lahiri, PhD, he tells us about how he used a laser-targeted resume to land his job as Scientist III at ThermoFisher Scientific. Sujoy is enjoying being well paid for his work and well supported by his colleagues and supervisors in industry.

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In this interview with Jessica McKlveen, PhD, she tells us about how much she is enjoying her job as Science Officer for Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. She has been able to give back to others through informational interviews, been honoured at a conference and feels supported by her employer to develop in her career.

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In this interview with Pallevi Srivastva, PhD, she tells us how she is enjoying developing technologies that will have practical applications. She loves the collaborative industry environment where research is driven by customer need. For her, persistence and networking were key to her successful industry transition.

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In this interview with Julie Dela Cruz, PhD, she talk about how she used networking and perseverance to successfully transition into industry. She wants other PhDs to know that, as a PhD you are a master of learning and you can learning anything. Julie transitioned from neuroscience into dermatology, and is loving it.

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In this interview with Shanta Boddapati, PhD, she talks about how took initiative while in academia to gain the skills she needed to transition into industry and then leveraged that experience to land an industry position where she makes a real contribution to the development of cancer therapeutics.

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In this interview with Seila Selimovic, PhD, she explains how it was her persistent networking that got her the interview and her excellent credentials that got her the job. As a PhD you have many advantages over other job candidates, but without networking you will likely be ignored.

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In this interview with Morgan H. Bye, PhD, he talks about how his position in industry has an almost immediate and tangible impact on patients, something that he only saw happening in the very distant future during his academic career. He reminds PhDs that they are valuable, and that no matter what their academic careers looks like there is a position in industry where they can thrive.

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In this interview with Bishnu Joshi, PhD, he talks about how developing a strategic job search strategy allowed him to transition into a scientist position where he is constantly learning and able to contribute to the advancement of human health in an impactful way.

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In this interview with Hayley Maynard, PhD, she talks about how she dealt with the large differences between academia and industry. She tells us how these differences have actually given her great opportunities to grow at the company and have a real impact on the company culture.

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In this interview with James Morris, PhD, he tells us about how he has found industry to be a wonderful place to work. He is learning so much in the fast pace of industry and enjoying the way that quality communication is valued. Leaving academia has given James some great opportunities and his career continues to grow.

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In this interview with Karin Weigelt, PhD, she discusses how she used her PhD to leave an unsupportive academic environment for an industry position where she has a wonderful manager and is learning many valuable skills. Karin enjoys her dynamic industry position, and wants current job seekers to know that it’s worth the effort to be curious and find an industry position that you will enjoy.

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In this interview with Kristy Bialas, PhD, she explains that once she realized her value outside of academia, she was able to land an industry job in the field she wanted at a pay she deserved. Instead of being undervalued and questioned as a postdoc, she is viewed as an expert, and her opinion matters and is considered every single day. She tells other PhDs looking to transition out of academia to stop questioning their potential and leave — now.

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