Science is meant to be a marketplace of ideas where the best ones carry the day, regardless of where they come from. Or at least that is how it is advertised.
alternative science career
We figured it was time for a follow-up on what to do once you’ve found the postdoc you were looking for.
Postdocs occupy a weird, liminal space in the path of the scholar.
Andy responds to the question, “I’d love to know more about your career journey. Are you working in academia or do you have what is currently called an alt-ac (alternative to academia) career? How did you get there?”
When I was a microbiology graduate student, it was generally understood that there were three broad career options: continue on in academia, work for the government, or join the corporate world. Any discussion of one’s future plans and goals typically started with a question about that threefold choice.