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  • Skills Transferable from Scientific Research to Technology Transfer

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    Anyone who is considering changing jobs, getting that promotion, or making a career change, must possess the necessary transferable skills, and communicate them effectively to the employers. When advancing within academia, the transferable skills often include analytical and critical thinking, project management, problem-solving skills. Graduate students looking for postdoctoral positions typically go through a daylong process that includes an hour-long seminar, meeting with the lab members, lunch, and probably dinner as well. Candidates should expect to be interviewed at all time, including during lunch and dinner. The principal investigator(s) of the lab are to assess if the candidates are smart, hardworking, able to communicate effectively, and pleasant to work with. However, to most good candidates, these interviews are a breeze because they have been in preparation for years in graduate school. Now, what about ...