Up to 70% of scientists will transition to careers outside of academia after their PhD. Transferable scientific skills and knowledge are becoming progressively valued in non-academic job sectors. However, navigating job opportunities and transitioning to different career paths can be difficult. This webinar will focus on the career paths of four scientists, from a background of science areas, who are working in non-academic sectors. The panelists will talk about their journey in finding careers, tips for transitioning and what skills are particularly valuable to non-academic industries. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.
- Dr Liam Brannigan: a senior data scientist at a start-up in Belfast called Analytics Engines. His PhD was in ocean sciences and he did a number of postdocs before his current job.
- Dr Robin Andrews: a freelance science journalist. His PhD was in volcanology and his journalism focuses on volcanoes, earthquakes and planetary science.
- Dr Ashleigh Massam: a process architect for JBA Risk Management. Her role includes research and development, data analysis and hydraulic modelling. Her PhD was in cryosphere and ice core modelling.
- Dr Carly Matis: a physics teacher and researcher as part of the Researchers in Schools programme. Her PhD was in atmospheric science and meteorology.