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#ECRWednesday Webinar: Alternate career options for researchers

Join us for a webinar where panelists will speak about their experiences of transitioning into careers outside academia
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The widening gap between applicant numbers and tenure-track positions is driving more and more grad students and postdocs to explore careers outside of academia. From scientific communication to publishing to patent law, there are many options available to researchers. Although the path to these non-academic careers is no longer the one less traveled by, it remains somewhat unclear. This webinar aims to shed some light on non-academic careers in science.

Join us on Wednesday, March 28, 4-5 PM BST, to hear from our speakers about the pros and cons of life outside academia, as well as the resources available for researchers interested in these career options.

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Speakers: Indrani Mukherjee, Ribhu Nayar, Emma Pewsey, Ben Tolley.


Indrani Mukherjee
Webinar Chair, Science Editor at the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).

Indrani completed her PhD in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 2015. She has since worked at JoVE, where her editorial duties include discussing current scientific topics with researchers and managing submitted manuscripts during the publication process. She also writes regularly for the JoVE blog.

Ribhu Nayar
Senior Scientist, Immuno-oncology at KSQ Therapeutics, Inc.

Ribhu is a Senior Scientist at KSQ Therapeutics, a Cambridge (MA)-based company focused on oncology/immuno-oncology (IO) drug discovery. She received her Ph.D. in immunology from University of Massachusetts Medical School where she discovered how T cells are able to regulate their response to infection. She did a post-doc at Massachusetts General Hospital where she showed that cardiovascular diseases have an impact on immune system development and function. Outside the lab, she enjoys painting, cooking and mentoring young scientists.

Emma Pewsey
Associate features editor, eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd

Emma became interested in a career in science communication during her PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. At eLife, she works with researchers and freelance writers to produce a range of magazine content, including eLife digests, Insights and the articles for early-career researchers that can be found on the Community page. One of her favourite projects is the Working Lives collection of interviews, which explores the career options available to life science researchers.

Ben Tolley
European Patent Attorney at FRKelly

Ben trained as a patent attorney after completing a Gatsby funded PhD in plant molecular biology at the University of Cambridge. His professional interests include drafting and prosecuting UK, European and International patent applications for a wide range of life sciences technologies, with a particular focus on genetics and related biotechnologies. He work with a range of clients from multinational corporations and SMEs to universities.