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March 2018

Seeking Career Options Outside The Laboratory

Seeking Career Options Outside The Laboratory

Career Story by Michael Brady, PhD, Scientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Wilmot Cancer Institute, and past Clinical Research Coordinator

Academic laboratory-based science can be a rewarding career with a lot of advantages – freedom to explore your own ideas, the ability to work with great minds and flexible hours. On the other hand, grant funding cycles, transitioning out of a postdoc position and job stability can be challenging. The uncertainty of what lied ahead and my desire to have more control over my career, led me to seek out career options outside of the laboratory.