Business of Science for Scientists

Course Description

With the shift in the available jobs moving beyond academia to industry, non‐profit organizations and other non-academic settings, understanding the skills necessary to compete and succeed in these settings is critical. Traditional graduate and post- graduate programs focus primarily on developing scientists technical identity by training scientists to think analytically, but often neglect to develop their business and social identities. Communications, performance management, team building are critical skills in order to be titive outside academia. This program introduces the key competencies that are valued by hiring organizations for entry-level positions, the first 18 months of employment and essentials for career development. Based on the SciPhD training program, this course focuses on 24 essential core competencies valued by industry, relates those competencies to activities and behaviors commonly experienced by academic scientists through the scientific method, and demonstrates how those competencies work together to form the operational competencies that are essential in business.

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