BioBM Principal Consultant Carlton Hoyt has written an editorial for PostDocsForum on graduate students and post-docs moving outside science titled “A Flood of Life Scientists: The Practical Guide to Escaping the Crowd by Escaping the Bench”. The editorial, which is broken up into multiple parts, frames the issue of the relative lack of quality life science jobs compared to the number of trainees then goes on to explain ways to build and execute a strategy for moving away from bench science. The first part in the series has been posted today and you can read it in its entirely on PostDocsForum.
The first post frames the problem while subsequent posts will focus on figuring out what career path is right for you, gaining the requisite skills, and other issues pertinent to academic life scientists who want to change careers. We’ll let you know when the other parts are posted.