Welcome To Papa PhD
with David Mendes, PhD
Career & Life Balance Exploration
for Academics and Graduate Researchers
Marc Chevalier, PhD, est Startup Program Manager au sein de la Direction de l’Innovation à l’Institut Pasteur, Paris. Il est docteur en neurosciences. Il a poursuivi sa carrière en alternant postes scientifiques et entrepreneuriat, tout en étant fortement impliqué dans des projets associatifs visant à faciliter la mise en réseau et l’évolution professionnelle des doctorants/docteurs dans le secteur privé ou en dehors du milieu universitaire. Il co-pilote également un groupe d’échanges de pratiques autour de la carrière après un doctorat au niveau national regroupant une vingtaine d’établissements universitaires!
Rebecca holds a PhD in Educational Psychology from McGill University, Montreal. Over the past 10 years, she has developed and contributed to projects in graduate skills and employment, stress and social support during transition periods, motivation, engagement, and human behavior. Her work focuses on the skills of PhDs and on how they can foster innovation within and outside the academy. She also provides skills and career development workshops for PhDs.
Amandine Bugnicourt est ingénieur de l’INSA Lyon en biochimie et biotechnologie et est titulaire d’un doctorat en microbiologie, biologie moléculaire et cellulaire de l’Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot. Convaincue de la valeur ajoutée que les doctorats peuvent apporter à des entreprises dans des postes de haut niveau, mais aussi consciente des difficultés que rencontrent certains d’entre eux pour rechercher et évaluer ces profils, elle a cofondé Adoc Talent Management au début de l’année 2008.
Dr Chris Humphrey is a project manager and careers consultant, and the founder of the popular careers website Jobs on Toast. Chris completed his PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York in 1997, and held a post-doctoral fellowship there until 2000.
Since leaving academia, Chris has worked as a project and programme manager in the private sector, specialising in technology, transport, financial services and sustainability. Today he works as a team leader and project manager for a leading European sustainable bank.
Danni Reches is a PhD fellow and research associate at the Haifa Center for German and European Studies at the University of Haifa. She received her BA in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Danni also holds a BA certificate in Peace & Conflict Studies and an MA degree in Diplomacy, a specialization in International Relations, from the University of Haifa.
Graydon has always loved numbers. His curiosity and his analytical mind brought him into the domain of chemistry, where he stayed up to his postdoc. Formerly a student of atmospheric chemistry, Graydon carried an interest in numbers between various pursuits. His hobbies include running and juggling, occasionally at the same time.
Jean-Sébastien Provost détient un doctorat en science biomédicale de l’Université de Montréal. Plus précisément, il a étudié la contribution des régions fronto-striatales dans les processus exécutifs en utilisant l’imagerie par résonance magnétique fonctionnelle. Après un postdoctorat et 3 années à travailler comme associé de recherche, il a fait le grand saut dans le milieu de l’industrie en tant que scientifique des données.
Athina Zampara comes from Greece and has lived and worked in Brussels, Belgium, for 10 years. Athina has an interdisciplinary educational background having studied Physics, History and Philosophy of Science, Italian language and Education. After a stint in the e-learning industry, she has worked as Project Manager and now holds a position as Project Officer in the European Public Administration.
“In my continued search for new science podcasts, I happened upon Papa PhD, hosted and produced by its creator David Mendes.
This podcast has wonderful interviews with those who’ve completed their PhD’s where they talk about what brought them to the path they are currently on in their career.
When it comes to thinking about networking and thinking outside the box as far as next steps after your PhD program, this is the podcast to subscribe to.” – Read article here.
Suzanne C. Miller – Managing Editor, Integrative & Comparative Biology
“Your podcast series is like a treasure mine for me 🙂 Every time I listen to one episode I find someone I want to connect to.
I don’t know how I will be implementing the feedback and guidance I have received so far from all the connections from your podcast series, but at least I know I really am enjoying connecting with new people.
Especially knowing that someone is involved in a job they are really happy in and that they have carved for themselves is so inspiring.”
Anushka K. – Doctoral Researcher at Okayama University