Your journey from Science PhD to rewarding non-academic careers
Discover opportunities beyond academia
What will you learn?
- You will get practical insights and case studies into five potential transition pathways from academic research to successful knowledge-based careers
- You will understand the job requirements in these areas which draw heavily on your PhD skills and experience
- You will know more about real-life people who have made the transition from PhD but who still remain connected with advancing the scientific endeavor
Today’s world is one where science career pathways are significantly more complex and diverge more widely from traditional pathways. Your PhD qualification can take you in many potential directions. In this course, Martin will share with you is a pathway towards knowledge-based careers with a PhD as a core requirement. These are rewarding and varied careers options that will utilize your PhD skills and capabilities. This course will share practical insights and case studies into five potential transition pathways from academic research to successful knowledge-based careers—Academic publishing, Science communications including journalism, Information management, Scientific writing and, Technology start-ups.
Martin Delahunty is a former Global Director with Nature Publishing Group and in 2017, he founded Inspiring STEM Consulting. He gained a Degree in Natural Sciences from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from the Open University. He transitioned early from a science career pathway to academic publishing, and has now accumulated over 30 years’ experience. As a consultant, he provides publishing and training services to publishers, universities, pharmaceutical companies, and any organization that are passionate about best practices in Science Communications. I am a former Training Subject Director with the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers and a past Secretary for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals. I am a Fellow Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce with an interest in how the arts and business can advance science. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in London, UK.
StartModule 1: Course objectives (6:01)
StartModule 2: Bridging the skills gap (8:18)
StartModule 3: Academic publishing (7:54)
StartModule 4: Science communications (9:36)
StartModule 5: Information management (13:08)
StartModule 6: Scientific communications & writing (4:14)
StartModule 7: Tech start-ups (5:44)
StartModule 8: Conclusion & next steps (3:30)