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In addition to becoming a recognized authority in your specific field of research, graduate education lets you acquire many sophisticated skills such as hypothesis generation, problem solving, project management, time management, integration of diverse information, as well as mastering written and oral communication. These are transferable competencies that prepare you for a diverse set of careers.
Graduates of the MDB PhD Program have established successful careers in a wide variety of fields. While those aspiring towards careers in academic research typically find post-doctoral fellowships in prestigious laboratories around the world, others have gone on to other careers in industry, scientific writing, clinical medicine, teaching, and administration.
Associate Dean, Shantou University Medical College, China
Principle Investigator, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Director of Research Information Management, American Cancer Society
Director of Regional Medical and Research Specialsts, Pfizer, Inc.
Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality, Kendle International Inc.
Chair & Professor of Biology, New York University
Executive Director of Regenerative Medicine, Pfizer, Inc.
Global Alliance Director, Hoffmann-La Roche
Scientist, Procter & Gamble
Neurosurgeon, Mayfield Clinic
Mary Beth Thomas
Vice President for Centers for Innovation Program, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Major in the Medical Service Corps, US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Research Advisor, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly & Company
Founder & Chief Science Officer, Intrexon Inc.
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, Emory University
Staff Scientist in the Translational Research Institute, Scripps Florida
Project Manager, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Physiology & Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
Scientific Writer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Study Director in Developmental and Reproductive Biology, Covance
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Stewart Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Postdoctoral Researcher of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, San Diego
Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Take the time to enumerate your particular strengths and interests and then explore the many career options available to you.
- What color is your parachute by Richard N. Bolles - Alternative careers in science by Cynthia Robbins-Roth - Guide to non-traditional careers in science by Karen Y. Kreeger - Put your science to work: the take-charge career guide for scientists by Peter S Fiske - Winning the games scientists play by Carl Sinderman - The Chronicle of Higher education - From bench to bar: careers in patent law for molecular biologists by Nathan A. Machin
- Science Careers from the journal Science - My Individual Development Plan (IDP) by Science Careers
- Career options for Biomedical Sciences (Call number 210274) - Introduction to Entrepreneurial Science (IMM 8091 ADV Topics II section 002) - Annual Science Careers Workshop at Cincinnati Children's.
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