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June 2018

From PhD to Data Science

From PhD to Data Science

Career Story By Aslihan Ambeskovic, PhD, Head of Cancer Bioinformatics and Research Project Manager 

Before I started my career as a data scientist, what I kept hearing was how it was the "sexiest job of the 21st century". I always thought using the word "sexy" for non-sexy entities just meant that everybody wanted it but nobody knew why. Once in the trenches it was easy to understand why being a data scientist was desirable by many and why almost every company that had an app/web presence needed one.