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Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Assistant Director of Academic Services, The Institute of Cancer Research, London

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £42k-£60k

amy moore.jpgI studied for my PhD at the University of Bristol in the Colorectal Tumour Biology Group and completed it in Spring 2009. After that, I took a postdoctoral research position working in paediatric cancer at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR).  I spent a year working on brain tumours before I made the move out of the lab and into researcher development. I spent six years building the researcher development programme as part of the Learning and Development Team, and in 2016 I moved into Academic Services, Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Independent Consultant in Research Commercialisation and Intellectual Property

Stuart Fraser.jpgMy PhD taught me a lot. It taught me project management. It taught me self-sufficiency. It taught me how to survive on my own with absolutely no support. It taught me that academia can be ruthless and cynical. Frankly, it wasn’t for me. But when you are a 24-year-old with expertise in a field that is of interest to almost nobody within 3000 miles of where you live, you also learn how to make compromises. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job Title and Company:  Regulatory Affairs & Product Registration Officer, Randox Laboratories Ltd.

Approximate salary range for your type of role: Negotiable, relative to experience. The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) has a useful salary calculator that you can use as a starting guide.

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Towards the latter half of my PhD candidature I had become fairly sure that a career in academia wasn’t something I wanted to pursue long-term. I enjoyed lab work and being a part of the scientific process but I didn’t harbour dreams of being a Professor and wasn’t so keen on the grant funding-cycle battles that seem part of the game. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Research Information Analyst, Research Services, University of Sheffield

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £30 to £42k

IMAG5648.jpgGrowing up, I had decided that I wanted to become a medical doctor; however, work experience stints in the local A&E and nursing home showed me that I was actually more interested in the underlying science of medicine. This led me to read Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, further cementing my love of science, and inspiring me to undertake a PhD to get right to the cutting edge of scientific research. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Challenge Driven Support Manager, Research Services, University of Sheffield

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £40-£54k

Like many people of my generation, my career pathway feels more like a dandelion seed wafting about in the breeze waiting for a gust of wind to find a place to settle before pushing out roots. Undoubtedly this doesn’t sound like a well-planned venture by my younger self and even now I’m a tiny bit embarrassed to admit just how I landed in my current role. I’ll start with a description of what I do between nine till five(ish) and highlight some of the reasons why I’m now not an academic. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Doctoral Training Partnership Manager, and Graduate School Manager

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £30-£42k

Emily is on LinkedIn and Twitter @DrEmilyG

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Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Assistant Departmental Administrator (Projects), University of Cambridge

Approximate salary range for your type of role: Grade 7 (£29,000-£34,000)

annajenkin.jpgI completed my PhD in History at the University of Sheffield in August 2015 and moved straight out of academia. I submitted my thesis on the Friday and got my first job on the Wednesday following! I’d worked on a lot of different projects in public engagement and on studentship boards during my doctoral studies and I was keen to see where these different paths could lead. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Job title and company: Online Content Developer for the Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement (CAPE) at Middlesex University.

My academic career began as a Lecturer in Languages at Coventry University. I also tutored in Business for Cambridge Education Group in Coventry, and I complemented this experience with further roles as a research assistant at University of Warwick and research associate at University of Leicester and juggled all these roles whilst I studied for my PhD. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Twitter: @julzpreston

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/drjuliepreston

Job title and company: Manager, Organistational and Career Development, University of Tasmania

Approximate salary range for your type of role: AUD$91 – 105k

Julie

I completed my undergraduate, Honours and PhD studies in Microbiology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Through this journey I knew I was going to become Professor Preston, and was fortunate that my PhD supervisor introduced me to members of the lab I eventually moved to at the University of Sheffield. What started as a three-year postdoc was extended as more funding became available, so in the end I spent five years on the project including a 12-month visiting fellow post at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

Each Friday we post a new v i s t a profile, a career beyond the academy story (use the tags at the bottom of the post to find the entire list). These posts accompany our curated events to support post-PhD career transitions, v i s t a mentoring, and also #sheffvista on Twitter.

Profiles: @a_n_s on Twitter, find me on LinkedIn

Job title and company: Public Engagement Facilitator, The University of Oxford

Approximate salary range for your type of role: £30-40k+

mlatoffice.jpgFrom an early age I knew I was going to be a researcher. Fast forward to the third year of my PhD in molecular biology and sadly this dream seemed unsuitable. Turned out that whilst I found it all fascinating, the actual lab work, looking at just one or two proteins, wasn’t for me. I wouldn’t say it bored me, but the seemingly never ending, soul-destroying inability to get sensitive experiments working chipped away at my motivation and morale. Dream broken, it was time to look ahead. I’m not going to lie: I was pretty panic-stricken to suddenly be without a clear direction. Read the rest of this entry »