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Postby Donna V. » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:45 am

Referencing article located at Tooling Up: http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2015_11_11/caredit.a1500259

Great insights as always, Dave. But one quibble. When you step away from bench research, you don't leave science! It's a way of life and part of your identity. Being a scientist is for life.
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Re: Crooked Ladder

Postby Dave Jensen » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:02 pm

Hi Donna,

Thanks for the comment about this month's Tooling Up. I don't see anywhere in that article where I said that a scientist has to give up being a scientist. This piece is about the decisions that will need to be made, sometimes shortly into one's industry career . . . about the split between (in some cases) managing science and doing science, or as the article says, about jobs that take you away from bench science entirely. There's no intent there to take away "science" from a scientist! As you say, even if you are doing regulatory affairs work, or sales/marketing, business development and so on, you are still a scientist at the core.

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