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February 2018 Social Media Collection: Alternative Careers

Career trajectories in physiology are often a consequence of conscious choices as well as unique, unexpected opportunities.  Young scientists may be unaware of the diverse career trajectories or the skill development required for success in these jobs.

 

This symposium brings together scientists working in industry, government, education and consulting to provide students, early career professionals, and mentors an overview of the varying array of scientific career options in physiology.

 

Individuals on the panel will share their perspectives on:

  1. job functions and responsibilities;
  2. career path trajectories;
  3. skill sets, degrees and training opportunities that will improve (or perhaps limit) one’s chances of success; and
  4. expectations and potential obstacles.

Symposium format will include a brief career trajectory description from panel participants, followed by a discussion / question-answer period and a closing breakout session to meet and interact with the speakers.

 

Presentations

A government physiologist’s perspective: http://bit.ly/2FTZoWK
Kathy Ryan, Ph.D.,
 US Army Institute of Surgical Research

 

Career opportunities for scientists in big pharma: http://bit.ly/2mU0Fp0
Michael Statnick, Ph.D.,
 Lilly Research Laboratories

 

Application of physiology in product innovation and business strategy http://bit.ly/2mQXKwA
Brad Wilkins, Ph.D.,
 Nike Inc.

 

Transitioning from faculty to professional advisor: http://bit.ly/2DRZ0Yj
Lori Seischab, Ph.D.,
 Michigan State University

 

Physiologists role as medical school curriculum architects: http://bit.ly/2mSy8iL
Anthony T. Paganini, Ph.D.,
 Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

  Amanda Miller, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at Penn state College of Medicine. She researches how the renin-angiotensin system alters the sympathetic nervous system and vascular function in mice and humans.
February 2018 Social Media Collection: Alternative Careers

More young scientists are leaving academia and perusing non-traditional or alternative careers. However, most PhDs do not end up in tenure-track professorships so alternative careers are really the normal track rather than the alternative. It’s important for all young scientists to explore alternative career options regardless of their career aspirations. These alternative careers open more options to PhD scientists and should not be thought of as a worse alternative to the traditional professorship track.

 

 

 

Post #1: This month we’re discussing alternative careers in physiology, stay tuned!

 

Post #2:  Should we really call non-academic jobs “alternative careers”?

http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Publications/Journals/Physiologist/Archive/2018-Issues/January-2018-Vol-61No-1/Mentoring-Forum/Where-Academics-Go-to-Die-Mentorship-and-Alternative-Careers-in-Life-Science

 

Post #3: How do you decide if leaving academia is right for you? http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/03/leaving-academia

 

Post #4: The job market for PhDs may not be as bad as we think

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/05/employment-crisis-new-phds-illusion

 

Post #5: Where do Science PhDs go post-graduation?

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/07/what-comes-after-phd-check-out-data

 

Post #6: Where do Biology PhDs end up working?

https://i2.wp.com/freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/files/2015/10/biocareers.jpg?ssl=1

 

Post #7: How to survive the ” Postdocalypse”

http://brightworkcoresearch.com/postdocalypse-opportunity-disguise/

 

Post #8: Top 10 “Alternative Careers” for Science PhDs

https://cheekyscientist.com/top-10-list-of-alternative-careers-for-phd-science-graduates/

 

Post #9: Is graduate school worth it?

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/08/what_is_the_value_of_a_science_phd_is_graduate_school_worth_the_effort_.html

 

Post #10: Tips for exploring alternative careers

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Rethinking-the-Scientific/241361/

 

Post #11: Think outside the box!

https://www.livescience.com/37284-weirdest-science-jobs.html

 

Post #12: Tips on transferring to Industry

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/11/transition-postdoc-industry

 

  Amanda Miller, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at Penn State College of Medicine. She researches how the renin-angiotensin system alters the sympathetic nervous system and vascular function in mice and humans.