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Scismic Article 2018-08-14T20:09:42+00:00 in UTC

Key takeaways from Scismic's workshop with Brigham and Women's Hospital Postdoc Association!

Thanks to the BWH Postdoc Association for all your feedback and attention during our 2nd Job Seeker event! We appreciate that you were so willing to share your thoughts on Job Seeker and engage in the Q&A!

Key takeaways on the differences between academic and industry work environments:

1. In industry, project direction and decisions are made ...

Thanks to the BWH Postdoc Association for all your feedback and attention during our 2nd Job Seeker event! We appreciate that you were so willing to share your thoughts on Job Seeker and engage in the Q&A!

Key takeaways on the differences between academic and industry work environments:

1. In industry, project direction and decisions are made at the C-level and director levels. Scientists generally have less freedom in industry to pursue exploratory ideas. However, this also means the research tends to be more focused in industry.

2. Research in industry is much more team-based. If one person does well, the team does well, so people are supported by their team members. Experiments are often repeated by team members to confirm reproducibility.

3. Ask yourself what you want before deciding on a career path in industry. Do you need the intellectual freedom that academia provides? Is it okay if your company decides not to move forward with the project you're working on? Are you comfortable working in an environment where layoffs are not uncommon?

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