I just changed positions from teaching at a university to a lab position at a biotech company. I’m struggling to adjust to the industryÂ environment. What are the biggest changes in my thinking, approach to work, andÂ job expectations I need to make?
This question comes from the American Scientific Affiliation‘s Nexus Forum. (Have a question you want to ask a group of scientists? Submit it here!) I’ll be giving my answer here, then participating in the discussion over at that forum. I recommend joining the forum to hear what other scientists have to say, whether you are currently considering a job outside of academia or not. I never really considered such a job, pretty much right until I actually had one.