Linked Questions

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To what degree does earning a pure math PhD in dynamical systems limit my career options outside of academia [duplicate]

I am a 2nd year math PhD student. If one specializes in pure math (say dynamical systems with no particular real-world application in mind), how difficult can it be to transition into industry after ...
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Going to Industry and Keeping Publishing

I'm currently a postdoc in theoretical computer science. My position will last for about 9 months. I have a good track of publications and enjoy a lot working at academia, in particular I enjoy to ...
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Is it a bad idea to say in my statement of purpose that I want to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics primarily to work in industry?

I am seeking some general advice from applied mathematicians at American universities. In my statement of purpose, would my stating that I want to pursue a PhD in applied mathematics primarily for the ...
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Non-academic positions after PhD in computer science

With the academic job situation so tight and uncertain, I am thinking of jobs outside academia (after a PhD in Computer Science). There are plenty of programming jobs that require an undergrad or even ...
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Postdoc or Job?

I currently have 6 years of teaching experience and a PhD (in mathematics if that helps). I am left wondering where to go next. I would like to try out industry and the private sector (they pay better)...
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To work in statistics for industry and research centers, is a masters sufficient or is there a major advantage to having a PhD?

So I am inquiring general tips from experienced individuals of academia and industry. I am a recent graduate from a top university with B.S. in math. I had goals of doing PhD in stats, but recently ...
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Avoiding the double effort of academic research and marketable job skills as a math PhD

For context, I'm entering a mathematics PhD program that offers several different areas of specialization, mathematical computer science (MCS), pure maths, statistics, and more. My undergrad was in ...
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Where can one find jobs where companies hire mathematicians where they can do (not necessarily mainstream) research?

Several companies (google, IBM etc.) are known to hire mathematicians with advanced degrees (Ph.D. and so) to work in different sectors. Many such jobs are also research jobs, if not all. But I almost ...
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Possible career path for a pure math student [closed]

I am a student of mathematics, pursuing masters degree at a reputable institution in India. My course is algebra intensive and my masters thesis is based on commutative algebra (until now, I have been ...
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Job sites for applied/interdisciplinary jobs in Mathematics?

I was wondering whether there're job sites that post jobs in applied/interdisciplinary mathematics, more specially, say postdocs or higher positions in mathematics and medical imaging, mathematics and ...
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Publication in industry

I am not really sure how research works in industry. I am an early grad student and research is my passion. However, I do want to go into industry once I am done with my thesis. But, I do want to ...