Day: 10 April 2017

From PhD to Product Management – Life in a startup

A post by Charlotte Whicher, Product Manager at Repositive Ltd. Originally published here and reposted with permission. In the last couple of weeks I have been invited to attend two events for academic researchers focusing on different non-academic career pathways and skills. I have been asked to talk about my career journey so far, and about combining science with business. This, alongside Nadia (our Scientific Liaison) asking “Do you think you follow a standard scientific career path or is your journey significantly different from others’?” in her recent interview of Aubrey de Grey for DNAdigest, has caused me to reflect a bit on my journey so far. What is this post about? Me. More explicitly, my career path to date, and the factors and decisions that lead me here. Why should you read it? If you are a researcher who is thinking of leaving academia, or if you are generally interested in the transition from academia to business, this might be interesting for you. What will you get from this post? You will learn the true story of my transition from working at a leading research institute to a job in a biotech startup. Hopefully, this will give you a […]

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