Scientific Applications Specialist: A Great Transition Job from Academia to Industry


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One of the most unsettling aspects of taking the plunge into industry careers is the fear of having to “give up” your science and everything you worked so hard for.  I had those same fears when I finally decided to leave my position as a Principle Investigator in the NCI for my first job on the “dark side.”  I was trained as a molecular immunologist and my program was engineering of cell surface proteins to stimulate immune responses to viruses and tumors-- a worthwhile and rewarding project.  The scientific/technical skills that I used regularly included lots of molecular bi