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    Carole Brendel, Ph.D.
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    1. How did you decide to transfer from Academia into your current career path? At the end of my doctorate, it was clear that my chances of getting a full time research position in French academia were very thin. There was, and still is, a shortage of positions and competition is fierce. I did not feel like moving abroad for a postdoc and working night and day in a laboratory anymore. The repetitive tasks and the frustration of negative results were taking a toll on me. I also wanted to get a real professional status, and a decent salary. 2. What Options did you review in deciding on your career path? I reviewed mainly two career options: scientific editing and patents. I quickly gave up the scientific editing option, as writing reviews was never my forte and ...