Alternative Careers in Science - Leaving the Ivory Tower by Cynthia Robbins-Roth

By Cynthia Robbins-Roth

Alternative Careers in Science describes some of the profession tracks on hand to scientists and offers the interior scoop at the abilities and character varieties fitted to every one occupation. It additionally includes vital information about profession expectancies and wage potential.
This publication will enable scientists to check occupation possibilities. every one bankruptcy covers a distinct occupation tune and comprises the elemental activity description, skills, tasks, and what profession possibilities stem from every one place.

Key Features
* Illustrates a customary day's scenario
* Explains what occupation possibilities stem from a position
* Describes the fundamental task, skills, obligations, and expectancies
* Covers how lengthy to anticipate to be in a coaching phase
* indicates current steps within the promoting ladder and wage ranges
* offers a special profession song in every one chapter
* permits scientists to check profession possibilities

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The business aspects usually are learned on the job. qxd 7/22/05 2:06 AM Page 57 Mark D. s. One has a background in plant agricultural biotechnology, but she has headed dozens of research projects for us in fields from pharmaceuticals to international assessments in her 6 years with BioAbility. D. in bioengineering, and she, too, has worked on a wide variety of projects. The other important attribute for a researcher in this area is a high degree of flexibility. We never know who will hire us to research what from one week to the next.

Finally, a librarian acquaintance suggested calling a subscription service; sure enough, it had a listing for In Vivo and a phone number. I called the editor and told her I wanted a job with the magazine. She was impressed I had found the office and agreed to an interview. In Vivo turned out to be owned by Channing,Weinberg, and Company— a prestigious consulting group run by Barry Weinberg and Walter Channing. The group had evolved from a consulting firm, which was then run by John Wilkerson, into a venture capital fund and had decided to publish a health care magazine.

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