What happens when you leave academia? How do you handle the transition? What do you do next?
Our goal at The Recovering Academic Podcast is to answer those questions. We are all at different stages, so each of us offers a unique perspective on integrating with the world outside of the ivory tower.
Amanda Welch (@LadyScientist):
In the summer of 2016, Amanda started her own scientific editing and consulting company, Scientific Dispatches Consulting. Amanda graduated in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She went on to do a postdoc in Molecular Physiology, focusing on epigenetics in hypertension. In 2015, she got her start as an Editorial Manager for Bitesize Bio. During that time, Amanda discovered her passion for helping others with their science communications.
Doctor PMS (@Doctor_PMS):
Known as Cleyde Helena in the real life, Doctor PMS is a former postdoctoral neuroendocrinologist working in biotech sales. She’s got her Ph.D. in Physiology at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2005 and in 2008 she moved to the US to do a postdoc in Florida, focusing in the neuroendocrine control of female reproduction. On July of 2015, she left academia to start a new life as an account manager, selling laboratory analytical equipment.
Ian Street (@IHStreet):
Ian is a plant scientist working as a postdoc at Dartmouth College. He writes about science, science culture, and science communication amongst other things at Postdoc Street. Focusing on connection and learning he founded Postdoc Street as a way to dive deeper into issues around sustaining a thriving science enterprise, including keeping scientists’ brains mentally healthy. He now mostly writes at the Quiet Branches.