Switching careers!

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MadScientist10 Fri 05-Jan-18 20:47:36

I’m having a bit of a crisis at the moment. I completed my PhD (biochemistry/immunology) about 7 years ago and worked as a post-doctoral researcher for some time. Over the course of the last 7 or so years I worked for about 5.5 years in academia and taken time off to have our 2 DSs.

I essentially wanted to know if any of you/ex-colleagues/friends have managed to leave academia and transition into a new field? I’m looking for some inspiration! Our second DS turns 1 in the summer and I’d like to go back to something different than bench science. Any ideas of flexible working where I could engage my brain a little would be especially welcome (at the moment my biggest concern is if the baby has pooped today grin).

I wasn’t sure if this is the best place to post so it’s also on the Academic corner forum. Sorry if you’ve come across it twice. Thanks in advance for any insight!!

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headsupcoaching Wed 17-Jan-18 19:48:25

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Chaosofcalm Wed 17-Jan-18 19:50:56

There is an academic corner board which might be more helpful OP

MadScientist10 Wed 17-Jan-18 20:10:19

Thank you yes I posted on both forums as I wasn’t quite sure which one was best!

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