Careers beyond academic research (2)
Former Roslin researchers tell us about becoming a Scientific Curator and a Patent Attorney.
This is the second of a series of informal talks from recent postgraduate students and postdocs who have moved on to careers where their research skills are valuable but are not in academic research.
Seminar number 2 was held on 21 June 2019 and invited back people who have studied/worked at the Roslin Institute to talk about how they made their career moves and what their new roles entail.
Our speakers were Dr Rachel Huddart (former PhD student with Professor Bruce Whitelaw) and now Scientific Curator at PharmGKB, Stanford University who video-called from California and Dr Dean Houston (former PhD student with Professor Colin Farquharson) and now Trainee Patent Attorney at Mathys & Squire.
They told us about their path to where they are now, the skills from their PhD that were important to get there, what is better or worse than academia as well as career structures in their current profession.
There was also plenty of time for questions and chat.