Description: When we graduate with a PhD in the sciences, many of us have only a vague idea that there is actually life outside of academia. We have been trained only for a career as an academic researcher with the ultimate goal of running our own lab and writing successful grants to keep that lab afloat. However, while the number of science PhDs is increasing, the number of faculty positions is decreasing, and only a fraction of us will actually end up with a career in academia. Once that realization hits, we ask ourselves, now what? What can I do with a science PhD outside of academia besides maybe one of the coveted research positions in pharma, most of which require previous industry experience? Well, there are actually quite a few options out there, and while you may not think initially that you are qualified for some of them, you may want to take a closer look at the job description and at your own transferable skills. This webinar will include sections on the types of jobs that are available for science PhDs and sections about how to market yourself effectively.
Bio: Dr. Charlotte Mitchell grew up in Denmark, and came to the US on a college gymnastics scholarship. After graduating from Towson University, Dr. Mitchell completed a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Maryland. She went on to complete a 4 year post doctoral fellowship at Yale University, working on asthma, allergies and lung infections, before embarking on a career as a scientific recruiter. After almost 2 years in the recruiting field, she decided to move back into science and accepted a position as a medical writer/copy editor. However, she still enjoys helping other scientists with career advice and sharing her own experiences and lessons. She also does freelance editing of English to Danish translations in the medical device industry.