New York, NYUSA
August 28, 2013
In NYC's life science community, I would like to see a reformation of the system and policies so that academics will have increased access to both traditional, academic positions and non-traditional fields. I believe this begins with assertive and rigorous petitioning for improved pay points, institutional mandates on treatment and rights of researchers and in general an improved understanding of the value of the work being performed within the context of the world market. Unfortunately, researchers are deterred from a traditional career track due to a glut of qualified, individuals within a stagnant, competitive and financially-restricted research climate but I do think that change at the governmental level can be initiated by a concerted grassroots effort. An area that I think is seeing growth is training scientists to use their skills in diverse, non-traditional roles as entrepreneurs, medical communicators, program developers, etc. I hope to see continued growth in this aspect.
Recent PhD (Biomedical Sciences) graduate. Interested in networking with like-minded individuals who branch into the world of business, marketing, communication and outreach while harnessing the skills acquired in their scientific academic training.