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Post-PhD Careers: Teaching Professor

What’s it like being a professor at a teaching institution? Professors at teaching institutions do a lot less research than professors at research universities. In the United States, these professors work at community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and four year colleges that typically lack Ph.D. programs. To pursue this …

Post-PhD Careers: Entrepreneur

Scientist Entrepreneurs In general, research is only capable of actually making people’s lives better if it is incorporated into a commercial product or service. Several of the scientists I most look up to have taken their work commercial. I’ll give two examples: Craig Venter and Rodney Brooks. Craig Venter was …

How Long Do I Need to Postdoc?

I love science, and I’ve long planned to stay in academia after finishing my PhD. Last summer I decided to estimate how …