Josh Henkin—Founder and Career Counselor at STEM Career Services

1. Please describe your current position. I am the founder of STEM Career Services. STEM Career Services is a career counseling company that specializes in working with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates and postdocs who are looking to start a career outside of the academic ...

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Aathavan Karunakaran—Imaging Scientist

1. Please describe your current position. As an imaging scientist in a small start up (5-10 people) I was responsible for many aspects of an imaging platform for a clinical diagnostic product. (Note: The responses are for a position I held from March 2014-July 2015. I’m presently with another...

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Erin Cadwalder—Government Relations Associate at Lewis-Burke Associates

1. Please describe your current position: I do public and science policy as a government relations associate at Lewis-Burke Associates. We are a lobbying and consultant firm; our clients are all either mid to large research universities or scientific societies and associations. I advocate on th...

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Jonah Cool—Scientist II at Organovo

1. Please describe your current position. I am a Scientist in the Therapeutics group at Organovo. My primary responsibilities are focused on developing applications for Organovo’s bioprinting technology. On a daily basis I am at the bench but also responsible for helping manage a team across seve...

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Kinga Hosszu—Outreach Director at F1000 Americas

1. Please describe your current position. As Outreach Director at the Faculty of 1000, I serve as the point of contact for scientists, postdoctoral and graduate student associations and other professional groups in the Americas. I maintain communication with these groups to learn about their ex...

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Dennis Goussetis—Medical Science Liaison

1. Please describe your current position. I'm part of the Medical Affairs team of a pharmaceutical company. Our team manages the clinical development of the company's drugs and pipeline products. 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? About 2 years 3....

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Jacqueline Nielsen- Senior Medical Writer at AbbVie, Inc.

1. What is your current position? Senior Medical Writer, AbbVie, Inc. 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? I began looking at my career options about a year before I accepted a position. The actual application process took about 4-6 months. I did not...

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Diana Sefic-Svara – Senior Imaging Technician

1. What is your current position? Senior Imaging Technician 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? 3 months 3. How did you learn about your current position? www.jobs.ac.uk 4. What was your work or educational background before you were hired? Tech...

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Jacob Corn- Scientist at Genentech

1. What is your current position? Scientist (group leader) at Genentech 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? 1 year 3. How did you learn about your current position? Former colleague already employed at Genentech 4. Were any resources (inside or o...

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Francesca Abate- PhD student at the University of Siena in collaboration with Novartis V&D

1. What is your current position? PhD in the University of Siena in collaboration with Novartis V&D. 2. How far in advance of your planned starting date did you begin looking for jobs? 6 months in advance. 3. How did you learn about your current position? Novartis career website. 4. Were a...

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