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

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Publishing a paper in an academic conference being someone who works in the industry

I have been working in the industry of software engineering for 5 years so far. Lately, I am planning to take a PHD, I am interested in software architecture and quality, something that started ...
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Should research papers that require millions of dollars to development be evaluated on the same track as those that do not? [closed]

I have previously asked many questions on the encroachment of tech industry on academic research in the past few years [1], [2] I am here again because this encroachment not only hasn't stopped, but ...
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Moving away from academia? How to get contacts and create your opportunity [closed]

I have always worked with academia and have recently started thinking about leaving it. Background I have done a PhD and after that a post-doc, and am now about 2 years after my postdoc working as ...
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Academics who have moved to industry: what changes helped you thrive [closed]

What changes to habit, knowledge, or mindset can help an ex-academic thrive in an industry management role? I have moved to an industry position, setting down an academic career after my university ...
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Is a hybrid career possible in academia

I m rounding the corner of my PhD and wanted to have the semblance of a plan for next steps as I close out my degree. I came from industry so I have a grasp of the pros and cons on that front. I also ...
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How can I find papers that are not sponsored by industry?

Are there any databases or search filters for published peer-reviewed articles, particularly concerning environmental issues, that are neither affiliated with nor funded by corporate interests? I am ...
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How do I ask my professor to recommend me to a few specific industry positions?

I am working in the US for a professor as a contracted research staff, and my contract will soon end. The professor holds daily meetings with the bosses of several companies, over a project we ...
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Preparing for careers outside academia [closed]

I'm currently beginning a master's program in physics. I intend to pursue a PhD after this. I am interested in theory and at this point I think I want to explore high energy or stat mech and/or its ...
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I wasted a lot of time during my PhD. As a postdoc, I don't see much progress in my abilities. How can I make progress? [closed]

I made several mistakes in my PhD: Joined a PhD advisor who didn't have direct knowledge/experience about my PhD topic. She worked with nanomaterials, my work was on continuum mechanics. I had both ...
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How do I explain my failed career decision to a potential postdoctoral/academic manager/employer, when I'm almost seven years past my PhD?

First a bit of chronological background: PhD in pure math (2 publications, 1 preprint), 1 year of postdoc in pure math (unproductive) 2 years of postdoc in computational medical imaging (1 publication ...
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In the EU, can I start an R&D company and apply for research grants?

I am from an EU country and hold a PhD degree in structural mechanics. I have two questions: Is it possible to start a company dedicated to R&D only and apply for research grants for my own ...
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Literature on path from industry (STEM, not CS) to academia

I got my PhD 5 years ago and went straight to industry. Currently in industry and loving it, I'm in 30s. At some point I want to move back to academia. I think sharing industry experience and helping ...
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Opportunities in the private sector for a theoretical PhD in physics still interested in physics

I just read this post What are paths that physics majors/PhDs can follow? where most people discuss that PhD in physics (and sciences) are very competent in the private sector. I get that, and I get ...
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When to decide quitting academia? [closed]

I am in my third year of postdoc in Germany. Working in CS, I published only very few papers (3 in A* venues) during my postdoc. There are several reasons why I couldn't publish a lot of papers ...
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NSF letter of intent to collaborate w/ industry partner

Currently a university is pursuing an NSF grant with an industry partner, who might participate in a minor role. The university has jointly appointed faculty with the partner. These faculty would be ...
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Objectively speaking, is the opportunity cost of doing a PhD in STEM higher than it was compared to decades ago?

Here's somethings that are well established: being a PhD student is a (albeit, temporary) career-path with the poorest education-level/income ratio. It has been estimated that Post-Doc salary is ...
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Seven years of postdoc with no first-author publication – what are my career prospects?

I have been a postdoctoral fellow for seven years, but I have no first-author publications. I am really struggling with my projects; none of them could be completed. I have several review articles, ...
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My PhD Supervisor is founding a startup based on my thesis work and wants me to be first hire. Unsure if want to join

I'm a current PhD student and PhD supervisor is in the process of making a startup company largely based on the devices that I've developed during my PhD thesis. My supervisor is trying hard to ...
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Doing a STEM Masters after a non-recognized Masters/PhD

I am from a third-world African country. I have a STEM Masters degree from a non-recognized university (ranked 3000 or more worldwide). I am doing a PhD at the same university where I will be ...
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is it normal to work as an university professor in engineering but have no real professional experience (in the industry)?

I work as a university assistant professor, I teach engineering-related subjects. However, I have no real professional experience in engineering (in the industry), I've never worked as an engineer or ...
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How to not feel offended by comments/edits during manuscript drafting as first author

I work as a consultant in industry where I often get to publish scientific articles on "advanced" methods with pharma. Unfortunately, there is a often a fair amount of politics in the ...
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What are possible next steps after the completion of a less-than-stellar PhD?

I recently graduated with a Ph.D. in a STEM field from a reputed university in the US. I took more time than what it normally takes to finish the Ph.D.(over 6 years), partly due to some personal, ...
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Research outside academia without Ph.D

I had some Ph.D positions available to me after my undergraduation which I could not take owing to some personal reasons and instead chose to take an industrial job which basically is also research ...
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Leaving PhD program early, moving to industry and reapplying to others later

I am currently enrolled in a PhD program which involves a coursework component followed by a dissertation phase. I applied to the program under the suggestion of former research advisors who were ...
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Am I taking a wrong approach while looking for an academic position in applied areas - brutal criticisms appreciated! [closed]

After a PhD in pure mathematic, I wanted to do work in applied areas where I could bring in my pure math expertise. So I did two postdocs in computational medical imaging where I could apply my pure ...
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How can I minimize the damage of my PhD advisor's bad recommendation when applying for industry jobs?

I did not get along well with my former PhD advisor. I was able to defend and graduate; however, I have learned that my advisor was giving bad recommendation letters. No wonder why all of my ...
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What am I being paid for? (postdoc)

I am currently doing a postdoc in mathematics in Europe (staying vague for anonymity...). For various reasons I am seriously considering leaving academia at the end of my current postdoc, which ends ...
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Should I hide certain education history on my CV/resume? [duplicate]

Apologize in advance if it is not suitable for this site. I consider asking this in workplace exchange, but I think people on this site are more familiar with similar situation. For obvious reasons I ...
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How to approach a PhD if I want to have a career in academia?

I am towards the end of the first year of my PhD where most of my time went towards doing courses and a small research project in our lab. I plan to continue in academia after my PhD and aspire to get ...
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How can I publish an academic paper independent of work while working at a company?

I have been working on some independent research for a few years now, and I'm finally at the point where I'm seriously considering publishing a Computer Science/Mathematical Algorithm in an Academic ...
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Approaching Professors for Technical Consulting/Endorsement

I work for a technology company and our company is interested in inviting some professors to review some of our recent technological innovation. It'd be more like writing an endorsement, or a preface ...
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How to prepare for the job market during a (pure math) PhD

First of all, I apologise if a similar question has been asked before, I did some research but couldn't find a satisfying answer. I'm a second-year pure math PhD-student (in EU, if that matters) in a ...
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What is the process for getting sponsored by big companies for PhD research? [closed]

I am doing PhD research. My PhD fees are covered by the government. I have seen other PhD students got sponsored by big companies such as IBM, so they are working with IBM and at the same time do the ...
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Can I do a PhD after being out of academia for 5-10 years?

I'm from Europe, for context. Very soon I will graduate with a Computer Science Master's degree. I have a paper as a first author at one not-so-famous conference, but I also have a paper at a ...
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Are theses done in industry (French CIFRE) a disadvantage in academia?

France has a mechanism, named CIFRE, by which a PhD student can be employed by a private company while working on their thesis. This is done in relation with a university or institute, which awards ...
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Getting back into academia after years in industry

What aspects of one's resume will a faculty hiring committee care about for a candidate who was gone from academia for a decade, but has done good research during that time, including publishing a few ...
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Switching to academia from industry in a world during/after COVID [closed]

EDIT: Thank you to all those who commented asking for more clarity in the question - it pushed me to think harder. My apologies for a lack of clarity, I hope the community would understand as this ...
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Is it ethical to use previous data from work in academic research?

I worked in the Geospatial industry for 12 years+ with 4 companies and am currently in an academic field. One of the companies was forest plantations and no longer exists. I have a lot of ...
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Can lewd pictures and videos that non-consensually ended up on porn sites hurt my career in academia/industry? [duplicate]

I was involved in some not-safe-for-work (NSFW) photoshoots and amateur videos with a photographer in my undergrad (in the US) when I was going through a rough time. The media include my face in them (...
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What do recruiters think of candidates who left their PhD midway?

Let us assume person X and person Y. Both entered grad school in the same year, X as a PhD student (without a prior masters degree) and Y as a masters student in the same field. Towards, the end of ...
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Why do breakthroughs in science and research that have enormous (and obvious) potential often not (or barely) go beyond the lab?

Sometimes advances are made in science research that have enormous and very easily visible potential. There are two examples that I have seen recently. One example is this newly engineered ...
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How to deal with guilt turning down non-tenure track faculty offer at current institution?

I recognize my questions have some overlap with this one and this one. I feel those are largely talking about different things, though. I am in a situation where I have been offered a non-tenure ...
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Are there any industry related jobs for a Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics, Graph theory) PhD?

Apart from being an academic, what can a Discrete Math PhD do?
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Using postdoc as a bridge to switch fields and transition from academia to industry

I am finishing a Ph.D. in psychology, but my goal is to find an industry job in biomedical engineering. Would an academic postdoc in biomedical engineering improve my prospects for an industry job in ...
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Should I separate research into professional and “citizen science” or amateur?

This question was prompted by the sign-up of researchgate, which has three sections for new users; Academia, Corporate/Government/NGO, and Citizen Science. If I am being paid to do research, ...
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Ethical reaction to fake academic degree claim. (Unfinished PhD)

Let's assume a hypothetical context where someone figures out that a given businessperson's claims to have a PhD from a prestigious university are not true. The person in question was enrolled in a ...
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How can I get a 5000-6000 USD or Euro net monthly payment for a second PhD or postdoc?

I'm 43 years old, Mexican, chemist (bachelor diploma in 2002) and hold a master's diploma in electrochemistry (2006, conducting polymers) and a doctor in science diploma (2010, exfoliation of carbon ...
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How should I state my affiliation and funding if I am not funded and have no academic affiliation?

I started a project during my math/physics PhD but am now continuing with it from outside of academia, using my own time and funds to purchase resources. What are the conventions for stating my ...
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Going for a PhD after being unhappy in industry

After finishing my studies in Electrical and Computer engineering, I worked as a researcher for a few months in the field of my master thesis (developing scientific software for applied physics). I ...
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What career option is the most viable if one has very wide research interests?

I'm in mathematics, and have recently gotten an opportunity to do applied/industrial research for a strong research institute in my country. As of now I have two MSc degrees in math and engineering ...

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