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Embracing Science Communication as a Business With Wilf Nelson

This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you Wilf Nelson. Wilf is a PhD researcher at the University of Bigmingham in the UK and he is the host and...

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Faire rimer doctorat et emploi avec Florian Andrianiazy

Télécharge la “Boîte à outils pour le doctorat” maintenant ! Cette semaine sur le podcast, on parle réseautage et mise en relation des docteur.e.s et du milieu privé avec...

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Doing Research Outside Academia as a Psychology PhD with Sherri Widen

Do you need a PhD? When I launched into the doctoral adventure, I wanted to teach at the same level the professors I worked with did. So for me,...

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Juggling Side-Interests, Graduate School, and Your Personal Life During your PhD With Gertrude Nonterah

My experience going through graduate school was mostly of graduate students being fully funded and working exclusively on their PhD, at least until the time came to write their...

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Être persuasif dans notre recherche d’emploi avec Alexandra Martel

Télécharge la “Boîte à outils pour le doctorat” maintenant ! Qu’est-ce qu’Aristote a à voir avec ta recherche d’emploi ? Pourquoi devrais-tu utiliser des stylos de couleur pour écrire...

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Being a PhD Researcher and an Entrepreneur With Jessica Steinberg

Do you have a business idea based on your PhD research? A consultancy or a deeptech project? Well, you are not alone. A lot of PhD researchers out there...

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Academia With Shaz Zamore

Welcome to episode 100 of the Papa PhD podcast! In a lot of the conversations I’ve had in past interviews here on the show, we have talked about how...

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Les docteur.e.s et le tiers secteur de la recherche avec Ewa Zlotek-Zlotkiewicz

Télécharge la “Boîte à outils pour le doctorat” maintenant ! Que deviennent les docteur.e.s une fois sortis du milieu universitaire? Quel est leur rôle dans le tissu socio-écomonique aujourd’hui?...

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Navigating the Corporate Space With Caolan Kovach-Orr

This week on Papa PhD, I’m talking with Caolan Kovach-Orr about his journey from the wet lab to a career in data science. During our conversation, we talked Caolan’s...

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Featured Guests

Media Production Company Owner

Wilf Nelson is a neuroscience PhD who now runs a media company that produces a number of shows on the brain, talking not only about what the research finds but also teaching their listeners to understand HOW the research is done.

Directeur général chez PhDTalent

Florian Andrianiazy est docteur en physique de l’Ecole Polytechnique. Il a soutenu sa thèse en mars 2015 qu’il a effectuée en partenariat avec Thales, une grande entreprise française d’aéronautique, aérospatial et défense. En janvier 2017, il co-fonde PhDTalent avec 3 docteurs. L’entreprise a pour but d’accélérer le rapprochement entre le monde académique et le secteur privé.

Director of Research at Committee for Children

Sherri Widen has an extensive background in investigating the development of childrens concepts of emotions. In 2013, she transitioned from basic research in developmental psychology to more applied intervention research in education settings with a focus on increasing childrens social-emotional skills to support their academic outcomes. In 2018, she joined Committee for Children as the Director of Research, to help children thrive through our social-emotional learning interventions.

College instructor, science communicator and author

Gertrude Nonterah is the Host of The Create and Prosper Podcast where she interviews experts and shares tips on how to make money as a writer and author. Gee also started The Bold Biomed, a YouTube channel that provides tips on the PhD life, career and productivity for students in the biomedical sciences. When she is not doing any of these things, Gee enjoys a good spy movie.

Copywriter et entrepreneure

Depuis 2017, et après une license en droit, Alexandra a enseigné la rédaction persuasive à des centaines d’entrepreneurs. Sachant qu’elle déteste écrire, c’est quand même pas pire. Ce qui la passionne? Comprendre ce qui se passe dans la tête des gens quand ils changent d’avis, qu’ils prennent une décision ou qu’ils achètent quelque chose.

Teen Founder, Oxford PhD Student, Entrepreneur

Jessica Steinberg explores how change happens at the intersection of normality and unfamiliarity a cyclical process that is the 21st century embodiment of revolutions evolution. She is a PhD student at the University of Oxford researching the process of policymaking through the lens of cannabis legalization and commericalization. Jessica is setting precedence for emerging markets to refuse systematic replication. Her policy work takes place as an official delegate for cannabis related meetings held at the UN and WHO.

STEAM Outreach Coordinator

Shaz Zamore is a neuroengineer and STEAM Outreach Coordinator at CU Boulder. Looking to revolutionize access to STEAM learning, they are creating innovative interactive tools aimed at intersectional minoritized middle school students. Outside of work, Shaz has a penchant for creative coding, snowboarding, baking bread and woodworking.

Experte - Communication publique des sciences

Ewa a suivi une licence en Biotechnologies, un master en Cancérologie et le master Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant au Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires de Paris. Suite à ce dernier, Ewa a décroché une bourse doctorale à l’École Doctorale du CRI pour réaliser une thèse en biophysique cellulaire à l’Institut Curie et l’Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes. Elle a préservé son côté divergeant pendant le doctorat et le garde encore en construisant avec d’autres docteur·e·s à Nantes, un projet qui met les compétences des docteur·e·s au service de l’innovation élargie – Klask ! Docteur·e·s et innovation sociale.


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

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Le parcours des intervenants est diversifié, tant académique que professionnel.

L’intervieweur laisse un bel espace aux intervenants et pose des questions pertinentes aux moments opportuns. »

François T. on Podchaser

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