This week we interview (interrogate?) Ian about his recent transition outside of academia.
The Many Hats that Ian Wears…
Ian shares his venture outside of academia in which he fills a bunch of roles. His current day job is a lab manager with a company that specializes in helping scientists procure lab reagents and equipment. This might seem like an unusual job for an introvert, like Ian, but he explains how it actually can suit him. He also writes for his science blog, other websites, and a magazine. On top of that, he is a volunteer associate editor for the POSTDOCket, the monthly newsletter for the National Postdoctoral Association.
During his interview, Ian talks about the ups and downs of his transition _and_ if he’s happier now.
Mentioned in This Episode
Workflowy – A bullet point-based to-do web app
The Quiet Branches – Ian’s Science Blog (we encourage everyone to check it out!)
The Postdoc Path: Understanding the Value of a Postdoc Before You Commit – Article by Ian Street and Irina Tiper
POSTDOCket: Newsletter of the NPA