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How easy is it to leave academia after being a PI? [closed]

I've always been uncertain about staying in academia since my PhD. Now I've been offered a PI position, which I'm considering to accept, however I would like to know if this will close me other career ...
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ERC starting grant to move back into academia

I wanted to get opinions on an issue that has been raised to me about applying for the ERC starting grant scheme. After my 3 years postdoc at the University, last August I obtained a Senior Scientist ...
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Leaving industry for PhD off-cycle

I have decided to leave industry and pursue a PhD in geology. I studied physics (bach) and mechanical engineering (masters) but have been working in ML/software for 4 years. Due to my situation I wasn'...
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What should I do after post-doc advisor pulls out?

I turned down a 600K/year job in a lucrative industry for a post-doc role in a university. My perspective advisor is giant in the field who I admired for many years. Despite various immediate "...
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Applying to academia and industry at the same time issue

I will apply to both industry and academia while graduating with a PhD in math, but I'd prefer the industry. The deadline to commit for the academia position is very early (end of Winter?). But one ...
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How to transition from biology (evolutionary/computational) to governance/policy? [closed]

I have a BSc in nature conservation with an initial major in social science and policy (focused on biodiversity and conservation). I felt unsure about whether to continue in social science or biology, ...
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When do I give up on a tenured position at a T60~ math program? [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate student applying to pure math PhD programs. I have been accepted to one of the seven schools which are tied for 20th on the US News math graduate school rankings (At ...
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Is 5 years of professional experience bad for a future career in academia?

I am a current master student (my field is earth sciences). Some time ago, I was sure that I should apply for a PhD right after I graduate with a master's degree. However, now I am thinking about ...
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Industry-funded postdoc at university -- how does it work? [closed]

I am recently discussing an opportunity of joining a university as an industry-funded postdoc. Both the company (in the US) and myself do not have any experience about this so I would appreciate any ...
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Funding Regulations Involving Industrial Partners for PhD Students in the Netherlands

I currently have a working contract of 4 years with my university in the Netherlands as an employed PhD candidate (werknemer-promovendus). The funding for this PhD, as I was told by my promotor (term ...
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How to publish and protect IP when starting a company

I'm a PhD researcher at a U.S. university who has developed a new deep learning method for an application with a high potential economic impact. I have a pending patent and plan to start a company to ...
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Is it better to do a bachelors in general Computer Science or in a subfield focused degree? [closed]

I'm in a dilemma between whether to do bachelors in general Computer Science or a specialization in it. These specializations include Artificial intelligence, Cyber security, Data Science, and ...
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Leaving Academia Between Semesters - Question About Notice

I was recently offered a research position outside of academia that includes an 85% pay bump and is remote. It’s in my field and basically a dream position. I’m currently a NTT faculty member (...
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Moving from USA to Germany for Postdoc [closed]

I've recently graduated with my Ph.D. from a top 50 US university in computer science. I'm considering applying for a postdoc at a German university. The US News ranks the German university anywhere ...
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How bad will refusing to defend PhD look on industry-job applications?

I have been a PhD student (Pure Mathematics) for the full PhD time in my country (a northern European country) and am very vexed with my supervisor and the department I have worked in. Education is ...
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Is chemistry needed for graduate programs in material science?

I am a third year undergraduate in a physics program at a US university. I am in quantum and enjoy it, I also enjoyed a quantum chemistry course I took. I am looking to do work quantum computing (...
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Contacting Academic about Industry Problem

I am on an R&D team in industry with no formal connection to anyone in academia. However, a professor wrote a paper on implementing idea A. I have an idea B that extends idea A, but I am unsure ...
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Steps to help weak research in applying for PhD after being in industry

I am currently working as a software engineer at a big tech company which I have about a year in. I am currently thinking of steps I should take to prepare myself in the next few years to apply for a ...
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How do US Math PhD admissions committees view students who come from Industry?

Context I am a few years out of undergrad and have been working in a finance job since I graduated. As an undergraduate I identified going into a math PhD as a very likely plan for myself early on. I ...
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Part time PhD while working, who owns IP?

I'm interested in doing a part time PhD on the same topic I am currently working at a company for. What do I need to do to make sure that I can fulfill my PhD obligations while protecting the IP of ...
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Leaving postdoc after 6 months (or less)?

I just started a postdoc position at a prestigious institute in the US. I am one month in and the contract is for 1 year with a possibility of renewal (the project I work on received a 3-year grant). ...
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Left a PhD for a second one from which I got fired. What to write in the CV?

My situation is a bit particular and I am suffering from it. I do not know exactly what to do with my CV. I started a PhD in October 2021. After almost a year, I realised that the project was not for ...
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What are the caveats in pursuing a PhD mainly for fun?

I have heard many times that I should do a PhD only if I love doing research on my topic, and if I cannot imagine my life without research (as research-based jobs mostly require a PhD). Another reason,...
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Pure Math in Industry

I have a bachelor's degree in math (from Ghana) and for my final year project, I did something in applied topology; I explored the application of persistent homology to topological data analysis. I am ...
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Career advice: Which jobs or positions are interesting for a computational physicist or data scientist? Industry, academia or something else? [closed]

I have a Ph.D. in physics (astroparticle, computational physics), and I'm currently working on my first postdoc in medical physics (radiotherapy, computational), a field in which I do not want to ...
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How much will industry experience hurt my grad school application if the fields are completely different?

There are a few questions about industry experience affecting academic applications (like here, here and here) but none of the answers specifically touch on the effect of both fields being completely ...
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From Math to AI with Few Formal Accomplishments

Short version: How to manage a transition from a math PhD to academic AI research with few formal accomplishments in either field? Details Background I finished a pure math PhD at a prestigious ...
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I have found that academia is not for me. Expected last year of my Ph.D soon. Any advice on transitioning out?

I am an upcoming fourth year Ph.D student in Applied Experimental Psychology with an accepted MA in Experimental Psychology who has realized that academia is just not for me. The notion that all of my ...
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Is it possible to return to academia after an industry experience?

After Ph.D. I went to pursue a position in industry. But after 2 years I figured that the company culture is not suited for me. Will the hiring professors in academia accept the fact that I wasn't ...
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A career in academia which is NOT being a prof?

I would like to pursue computational biophysics for PhD but I know for sure that the path of academia being a professor is NOT for me. I love modelling and simulating biological systems (even human ...
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Career opportunities switching from academia to industry [closed]

I'm a physics Undergrad with a huge interest in computation and want to switch to industry. But I also don't want to lose the aspect of the research component of academia. I'm widely interested in ...
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Industrial PhD: which doors closed?

I want to pursue a PhD in computational/numerical mathematics. I am unsure about what to do afterwards, but I am gravitating more towards industry at the moment. Although I don't want completely close ...
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How to kindly tell my supervisor that I will pursue my career in the industry?

I have received my MSc. degree at software engineering 5 months ago after a 3-year period of study and research. At the time of graduation, my supervisor asked me whether I would like to continue as ...
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Would an internship at a private company in India make me competitive for post-docs in the US?

I am on the verge (4-5 months) of completing my PhD in micro-scale heat transfer engineering in India. My long-term goal is to get a post-doc in the US or Europe and remain in academia long term. I ...
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Jobs similar to research that don't require a PhD [closed]

I am 2 years into my experimental physics PhD and I'm considering dropping out. The main reason for this is that I am unsure whether I want to continue in my specific field (optics and photonics). I ...
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Can a data science postdoc improve their chances in industry as a pure science graduate?

Long story short, I defended my PhD in pure mathematics in a top-tier university in Europe but decided I'm saturated with the toxic mentality of the group so I wanted to look for a position in the ...
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How much CS knowledge is needed to get into cryptography from math?

I am a 2nd-year undergraduate student in the United States studying mathematics. I have been planning on going to graduate school to study number theory. However, I have realized that only 3% of math ...
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I'm very late to applying for postdocs because I was aiming for industry jobs and didn't think I needed one - how much trouble am I in?

I'm about a month away from my PhD defense, and my goal is to work in industry (I'm in medicinal chemistry and I've been doing high-throughput screen and in vitro inhibition assays of a particular ...
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How to find research work after Master's application rejections

I'm a computer science student about to finish a year long research related co-op (more similar to a research software engineer position than research assistantship) and graduate with a BS with high ...
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Career path/growth outside of academia [closed]

The question is mostly addressed to those ho have crossed to the other side (i.e., left academia): what are the options for career growth outside of the academia? Note that the question is not about &...
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Non-CIFRE Industry PhD in France

I am exploring options in different European countries for doing an Industry PhD related to my work in industry. France's CIFRE program sounds like a good fit for my objectives, but I am unfortunately ...
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Transitioning from academia to industry

I am currently doing post doc at the University of Toronto with quite a renowned scientist and my tenure will end in the next month. I have been awarded Marie-Curie Fellowship with Research Centre (...
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How relevant is post-graduate experience in industry for a successful and sustainable academic career?

With practical experience before and during my studies, after graduation, I took up the role of a junior research engineer in an international company (halfheartedly trying to develop some research ...
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Postdoc v industry future [closed]

I am currently a postdoc and well aware of the 'postdoc trap' scenario, as well as biases in favour of going to industry etc. However, the situation I currently find myself in is rather peculiar so if ...
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What non-academic job options are there for someone with a PhD in algebraic topology?

I am in the second year of a three-year PhD in algebraic topology — though not in topological data analysis or anything practical — and I am beginning to think about job prospects and life after my ...
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Not utilizing PhD research skills in industry and feeling useless?

I completed my PhD in 2020 and have been working in a science policy analyst position since 2021. I enjoy the work that I am doing but it doesn't feel the same kind of challenging and intellectually ...
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How different are the industry jobs specific to Ph.D vs jobs where both Ph.D/MS are hired?

(I am not sure if this is an academia question. So feel free to flag/take it down if this is not the right forum to ask) My question is specific to the context of Computer Science/Computer Engineering ...
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Mathematician (who loved PDEs) leaving academia but for what........? [closed]

Let me begin with a short disclaimer: I am aware that similar questions have been asked here more than once. However, none of the answers seemed useful to me and hence, I decided to make my own post ...
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Are the social sciences amenable to the idea of making money off their research? [closed]

I realize that lots of engineering/biology/physics/computing sciences tend to encourage their researchers to go and make industrial applications out of their research. I noticed there is a complete ...
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Can I join academia after doing industry?

I'm a vaguely math/cs/anthropology major (I say vaguely because I'm doing a interdisciplinary aka "Do It Yourself" major) who recently decided to drop their Theoretical Computer/Social ...
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