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Graydon Snider – Part 1 – Designing The Academic Path That Fits You

Do you know what it means to be a data scientist? This domain that is attracting more and more PhDs is fairly new, and looking at the job postings out there, it might be difficult to understand exactly what the requirements are and what the job entails. This week you’ll be hearing about Graydon Snider’s…

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Jean-Sébastien Provost – Partie 2 – Accéder au domaine de la science des données

Dans cette deuxième partie de ma conversation avec Jean-Sébastien Provost, on a parlé du chapitre postdoc de son trajet académique et de comment celui-ci l’a propulsé vers la carrière de scientifique des données. On a ensuite plongé dans la question de ce qu’est que la science des données et de comment accéder à ce domaine…

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Jean-Sébastien Provost – Partie 1 – De la psychologie aux sciences biomédicales

Cette semaine, je vous apporte une entrevue à propos d’un domaine où les détenteurs de doctorats en sciences sont très en demande – la science des données. Pour en parler, j’ai eu le plaisir d’avoir à mon micro Jean-Sébastien Provost, docteur en sciences biomédicales. Jean-Sébastien Provost détient un doctorat en science biomédicale de l’Université de…

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Athina Zampara – Part 2 – Leveraging Your Skills in Project Management

In part 2 of this week’s interview, Athina Zampara tells her story of investing in learning as an adult and of building her CV to eventually find a position in the European Commission, where she now oversees projects offering support to PhDs and researchers around the globe. Athina Zampara comes from Greece and has lived…

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Athina Zampara – Part 1 – From Physics to the E-Learning Industry

In this week’s episode, you’ll be hearing about gender bias in academia, about the experience of being a first-generation graduate student, and about the daunting question of “is it OK to quit your PhD?” This week’s guest will also talk about her career journey leading to a Project Officer position in the Eurpoean Commission. Athina…

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Zoë Ayres – Part 2 – Being a Research Scientist in the Water Industry

In Part 2 of my conversation with Zoë Ayres, we discussed her experience transitioning from an industry-led postdoc to her current position in the water industry. We talked about the application and interviewing process and about best practices at this important stage, about what you bring to the table as a candidate when you have…

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Zoë Ayres – Part 1 – A Path From Chemistry to Industry

Do you ever wish you could try your hand at an industry job without putting your academic career on halt? In this week’s episode, you’ll hear about Zoë Ayres and about how she managed to do exactly that by choosing to do take on industry-backed projects for her master’s, her PhD, and her postdoc in…

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Nathalie Ross – Part 2 – Building a Career in Scientific and Medical Writing

In the second part of my conversation with Nathalie Ross, we discussed what brought her to the regulatory affairs domain and I asked her to describe in more detail what the job entails and what the day-to-day of a freelance medical writer looks like. Nathalie Ross, Ph.D., MWC, a former research scientist, is a bilingual…

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Jonathan Weitzman – Part 2 – Preparing Students For Their Professional Life

In part two of our conversation, Jonathan Weitzman talks about how he envisions career building in academia and talks about different projects he’s championed at the Université de Paris aimed at preparing his students for their professional life and empowering them during their graduate studies. Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université…

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Jonathan Weitzman – Part 1 – Enriching Your Academic Career

Even academic and professional paths that look straighforward from afar and in hindsight were built on highs and lows, opportunities, obstacles, time-outs. Today’s conversation illustrates this perfectly and shows how these irregularities are part of what makes the journey interesting. Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université de Paris, founding director of…

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