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What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:21 pm

I am a senior PhD candidate in Immunobiology and should be able to graduate by another 18 months. I have lost interest in academics, I also hate doing experiments now a days. But, I still like reading papers, design experiments and think critically. After I graduate, I want to do a deskjob where I am not directly responsible to do any research but I'd like to read and write. Is there any hope? I will be grateful to receive suggestions!
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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby D.X. » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:31 am

Um..well you kinda answered your own question....scientific/medical writing seems like a path for to explore.

Start with 3rd Party Medical Communications Service Providers. Job title: Medical Writer.

Good luck.

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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:36 am

Thanks for the suggestion! I will look into it.
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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby H.L.F. » Mon May 09, 2016 12:54 pm

Have you used the MyIDP yet?
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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby Mark » Mon May 16, 2016 2:51 pm

No, I haven't. I am looking into it now. Thanks for your suggestion!
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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby Joanna » Fri May 20, 2016 12:17 pm

Too add to what's already been suggested, maybe a job in science policy, or a patent examiner (though when I looked up the requirements for this in the UK before, they didn't seem to accept a bioscience background).
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Re: What about a deskjob after PhD?

Postby Joanna » Fri May 20, 2016 4:10 pm

Also, see section 5 of the Commonly Asked Questions thread on this forum ("Questions about jobs outside scientific research"):
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1
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