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Career & Professional Development Program

For Graduate Students & Postdocs

Careers for PhDs

Many doctoral students and postdocs aspire to a career in academics. The training programs at Einstein prepare you for this career path. Read about some recent Einstein alumni who have become faculty in the United States and abroad:

However, many PhDs choose other career paths. NIH Biomedical Workforce Report 

Therefore, at Einstein, the graduate degree and postdoctoral experience also offers preparation for careers beyond academia. You will acquire a unique skill set that includes critical thinking; problem defining and solving; tolerance for ambiguity; quantitative, presentation and writing skills; information-gathering and synthesizing; and teamwork.

The skills you acquire allow you to succeed in many fields, such as biotech (industry), pharma (industry), business, writing/media, marketing/consulting, tech-transfer/patent law, nonprofit, governmental and entrepreneurial.

The Einstein Career & Professional Development Program is designed to enhance these transferable skills and to shed light on traditional and non-traditional career opportunities.

The following list gives you an overview of some of the major career opportunities for PhD's. (More information available at science careers and Bio Careers)

 

Career Paths for PhD’s Work Environment

Research Professor (Tenure Track)

Academia (research university), Government (e.g. NIH)

Researcher (Non Tenure Track)

Academia (research university), Government (e.g. NIH, FDA), Private Research Institutions

Teaching & Research Professor  

Academia (Liberal Arts College)

Research Group leader

Industry

Scientist – Manufacturing, Quality Control, Development, Clinical, Regulatory Affairs 

Industry

Project & Program Manager 

Industry, Non-Profit Organizations, Academia

Marketing Expert

Industry

Sales Specialist 

Industry, Publishing

Business Administrator 

Industry, Consulting

Administrator 

Academia, Industry, Non- Profit

Publisher/Editor 

Publishing, Academia, Industry

Science Writer 

Industry, Publishing

Science Educator  

Schools

Science Policy Expert 

Government, Non-Profit Organizations

Consultant 

Consulting Companies

Entrepreneur 

Your company

Science Museum Expert 

Science Museum

Science Librarian 

Library

Patent Lawyer 

Patent Office, Academia, Industry

Tech Transfer Expert 

Academia, Industry

 

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