The Roslin Institute
Roslin Logo

Menu

Careers outside academia

A series of talks from recent Roslin researchers who moved on to careers outside academic research.

The Institute’s Career Development Committee is organising 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.

PhD students and postdocs often find working out how to make this move challenging. The guest speakers will talk about their careers to date, how they decided that they did not want to have an academic career, how they made the move to their new career and broader aspects of their particular sector.

The first speakers, on 10 December 2018, were Dr Lucy Freem, a former Roslin postdoc researcher and now an Assistant Statistician with the Scottish Government, and Dr Brendan Duggan, a former Roslin PhD student and now Breeding Programme Geneticist at Aviagen, a poultry breeding company.

Talks and questions were followed by lunch with plenty of time to chat.

 

The two speakers with Professor Helen Sang, who organised the event.)
The two speakers with Professor Helen Sang, who organised the event.)

 

 

Dr Brendan Duggan talking about his role as Breeding Programme Geneticist at Aviagen.
Dr Brendan Duggan talking about his role as Breeding Programme Geneticist at Aviagen.
Dr Lucy Freem talking about her role as Assistant Statistician at the Scottish Government.
Dr Lucy Freem talking about her role as Assistant Statistician at the Scottish Government.