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Questions tagged [industry]

Queries related to enterprise or industry activities of academicians and the impact of industry on academic career and vice versa.

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Should I mention PhD in the header of my industrial résumé to catch the recruiters' attention?

I've recently left academia and am looking for a job in industry, mostly in R&D, in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, data science etc. Should I mention in the header "John Doe, PhD" ...
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Private company using my dissertation [closed]

Context: I work for a small private company in the US energy sector. Recently, my colleague found an application opportunity for the tool I developed as my PhD dissertation. We tested it out with a ...
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Should I include my latest job on my CV?

I just graduated this April from undergrad and I'm now applying to graduate programs that start September 2019. I'm taking a gap year between undergrad and grad school for various reasons, mostly to ...
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How to present research software development when applying for programming jobs [closed]

I am a physicist, and during my PhD and postdoc I wrote two open source packages for data analysis. I am now applying for programming jobs, and a recruiting firm asked me to present the software ...
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Quoting instrument prices in a scientific paper

I’m writing my first scientific paper as a PhD student and it’s a comparison of 6 different instruments that measure precipitation. The instruments differ massively in terms of cost, and their ...
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Why do colleges force students to study for so many years when most of won't be needed? [closed]

I have all the respect for students of sciences who go to a university to fully divulge themselves into a certain topic and understand it in and out. But the truth is, that description simply doesn'...
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Can I not ask my advisor for recommendation letter if I'm applying for an industry job?

I'm currently in my fifth year of my PhD in a molecular biology lab, and I have since last year decided to transition to computational biology field. My advisor is very much into molecular biology ...
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Why do papers published by people in tech industry often have such a large number of authors?

It is no secret that industry labs are competing with academia at a pace never seen before. Most of the tech conferences now are dominated by industries with superior funding, human resources, and ...
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Supervisor's behaviour changed after I decided to move to industry

As any other late-stage PhD student, I am applying for jobs. But I noticed that my supervisor's behaviour changed a bit after she heard that I want to go to industry, although she has been a great ...
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Why was Roy Fielding's thesis on REST not adopted immediately? [closed]

Roy Fielding's thesis ( Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures ) was not implemented/adopted immediately, was there any specific reason for this ? The thesis was ...
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Where should I get my letters of recommendation, coming from outside academia? [duplicate]

I'm considering applying for grad school (psychology). However, I've been in industry for two years. Also, I never connected with my professors... Here are some of my options for letters of ...
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Is it possible to start a PhD at 36 without taking a huge hit financially?

I'm currently working as a Senior Engineer (Mechanical) for a large company. However, I am increasingly finding the work to be dull and lacking in challenge. I don't think I can bear to spend the next ...
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Advice on career move - from industry to academia [closed]

I think my situation is somewhat unusual and goes into the opposite direction: I have the possibility to move from industry back to academia. Background: I have been working in an industry position ...
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Arxiv Endorsement from Conference Moderator (for someone not from academia)

I'm presenting some of my independent work (in industry) at an academic conference. My paper has been accepted to the conference, but since I am from outside of academia, I'm having difficulty posting ...
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Balancing an internet startup and a tenure track professorship

What should do or consider to simultaneously succeed at my new professorship and my internet startup? I am starting a tenure track professorship in the fall. I am also on the team of an internet ...
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Jobs in industry for mathematicians

As a Ph.D graduated in mathematics (combinatorial algebra), I would like to apply for jobs in industry such as finance and/or Data science. I have some knowledge on programming but no real-world ...
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Getting a job and quitting PhD at university in UK [closed]

I am going to be straightforward in here. I am currently doing PhD at university in UK within the field of power electronics. However my previous background was related to general Energy Engineering (...
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When choosing the institute as a Phd candidate, what aspects should be considered? (In Germany)

I have finished M.Sc. in Stuttgart, Germany (computational structural mechanics field) and planning to do Phd. Afterward, I would go to industry after Phd. So, I would like to have your opinions ...
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German doctorate (Phd) in industry; Working in a company or University?

I have just read about "German Phd in industry" in the site, "Research-in-Germany". It says that even if I get a phd position in industry, I need a university professor to supervise my research and ...
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Is it common to get a job (industry) after getting a PhD degree in Germany? (engineering field)

I am an engineering PhD student in Germany. I am planning to get a job in industry after finishing my degree? Is this common in Germany? Thank you guys in advance.
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Updating my resume for industry. I switched labs in grad school - what to put on my resume for this time period?

I went to graduate school in the United States for biological sciences. The first year was coursework + graduate rotations. I then spent 2.5 years in a lab and left (on good terms) but did not ...
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How to establish a presence at a community college that might lead to adjuncting

I'm an engineer with a M.S. and 20+ years of industry experience. I always wanted to teach but I left grad school for industry to help pay the bills. I have no regrets, but I do have a very strong ...
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Experience on MMU Computing MSc? [closed]

I have a BSc Psychology degree (2:2), my goal is to work developing technology or software for people with disabilities (or just making tech more usable for all), I felt that the combination of ...
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Does being unemployed after a PhD reflect poorly on my advisor?

I successfully defended this spring, and made it clear about a year prior that I would not be continuing in academia, with the goal of switching fields and entering the workforce. As part of this, I ...
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How to recruit PhD students when industry pays so much more?

I'll be starting as a tenure-track professor in a few months where I'll be doing research on software developer tools. I have seen that it is extremely difficult to recruit good PhD students in this ...
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Switching from academia to industry-software [closed]

I am an associate professor at a university in the US and I teach Computer Science. I am feeling stuck in my career and want to switch to industry. I have given many interviews but they only ask for ...
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Looking for an example or draft of an IP-related agreement for industry employment

Researchers which start doing industrial work while continuing independent research are in a delicate position with respect to the part of their contract/employment agreement governing "intellectual ...
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type of experience required for masters

I graduated from university last year with a bachelors degree in Mechatronics Engineering. Good learning and GPA is quite good. I have planned to do a Masters degree from the US next fall with a focus ...
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How to deal with journal requirements to share data when data comes from industry and industry partner would not permit sharing?

Many authors, especially in manufacturing, use data from real manufacturing companies (not from a lab experiment) for their research. They are asked to report only the results from their analysis on ...
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First paper, conference feedback - at all if rejected?

I'm from industry and have submitted my first article to a conference. What can I expect from a conference? would they give me feedback only if I'm chosen. Will I also get detailed feedback if I'm ...
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Should I pursue a PhD if I am clearly not qualified for it? [closed]

I know this board isn't meant to answer deep personal questions, so I try to keep this rather general as it is kind of related to this and this. I pursued the goal of getting a PhD / doing research ...
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Severely overtime on my PhD

I am currently a CS PhD student in an East Asian institution, in my fifth year, one year overtime over the normative period. I have passed all my qualification and thesis proposal exams and just need ...
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Incompatibility between job and field of study [closed]

Finding jobs for Ph.D graduate in mathematics is the main concern. Available options are namely in general industry and academia. I see, for instance, some Ph.D in math (algebraic geometry) working ...
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Master's thesis at Bayer [closed]

I am doing an internship research section of Bayer company right now. I want to know if I do my Master's thesis in industrial area, it can interfere with continuing my studies in academic area like in ...
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Career change for a mathematician - from academia to …? [closed]

I'm looking for good hints for my professional life. I am a mathematician (32 years old) who worked up to now in academia in Europe. My short CV: PhD + three and a half years of postdoctoral ...
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How to assess the impact of an academic paper in the industry

Assessing the impact of an academic paper on other academics can be done (with its pros and cons) using the number of citations the paper attracts. For more detailed information on how the paper ...
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PhD in theoretical physics: good or bad for engineering jobs?

I'm a student who is currently undertaking a Master of Physics (coursework & research) at the University of Western Australia. I have also previously completed two Bachelor's degrees: one in ...
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Pessimistic with direction of academia-industry project

I am a recent fresh graduate who came from math and physics. Recently (< 4 weeks), I've taken on a junior research role in a research institute within a University. This particularly university - ...
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Switching from industry to research(informatics)

Backstory: I was working in a research institute as a research assistant during my bachelor and master phase. I received my M.Sc.(informatics) about 2 years ago and since then I am working for a ...
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Should startup-company founder accept peer-review requests?

I'm a relatively recent graduate putting together a startup company, and I've just received an offer to peer-review a paper for a reputable journal. As with prior questions on SE.Academia, e.g. As a ...
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How much damage would I be incurring if I turn down an informal postdoc offer? [duplicate]

So I have been in touch with a prof for a few months about being a postdoc in his group. He promised (verbally) one year of funding saying he was not sure if his grant proposal for my second year of ...
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Cold feet about attending PhD program [closed]

So I currently have a job in software that I really enjoy, however I've always wanted to do research, so I applied to a PhD program in CS to study formal methods and security. I've accepted an offer ...
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How do I turn down postdoc offer for an industry job? [duplicate]

So I am in a bit of an unusual situation. I will be graduating this summer and I have been in touch with a professor for a couple of months about postdoc positions in his research group. He encouraged ...
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Should dropping out of a PhD program be treated the same way as quitting a regular, industry job? [closed]

I personally see no practical difference between dropping out of a PhD program and quitting a regular job, at least considering the way PhDs work in the US, especially in STEM fields, but I'm sure ...
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Doing a PhD or starting an industrial career? [closed]

I will finish my Master degree in electrical engineering (in Germany) soon, but at the moment I am quite unsure about my future after that. Quite some of my fellow students just joined the institutes ...
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I have to leave my PhD program with a Masters degree. What are my options? [closed]

I started out in one of the best PhD programs in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (at an American university) two-years ago. I took my qualifying exams last month, which I could not clear (twice) and ...
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Is it possible to write good papers in a startup?

I don't know if there are some small startups in the world where they hire researchers to write papers. If so, is it possible for them to write good papers almost without advisors and professors or ...
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What fraction of STEM PhD graduates end up in jobs that require a PhD?

Only a small fraction of PhD graduates in STEM end up as (tenured) professors. For example, see this question and plenty of other material on the internet. Many PhD graduates end up wokring in ...
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Why so many people do a PhD even when chances of getting academic jobs on its completion are slim?

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor. I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an ...
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How hard is it to re-enter academia as a postdoc in mathematics?

I'm currently in my first postdoctoral research position at a European university, in pure maths. I'm considering changing to software development. In case I would rather like to return to academia, ...