Off the beaten (tenure) track – Brent Neal

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Brent Neal
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I currently work for the central research division at Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and technical textiles. I’m a Research Team Lead, in charge of our analytical facility. How long have you been working there? I’ve been with Milliken for about ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Ethan Perlstein

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Ethan Perlstein
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I relocated from NYC to the Bay Area in April. My plan is to be an independent scientist. Specifically, I will pursue an evolutionary approach to drug discovery for rare diseases. As I develop my hybrid model and do prototyping experiments in rental lab space ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Mark Hahnel

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Mark Hahnel
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I founded and run figshare.com. figshare is a platform where academics can make any of their research outputs citable, sharable and discoverable for free. All users get some private storage space and unlimited public space. It focuses on being a simple tool for academics. As ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Katie Pratt

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Katie Pratt
Where are you currently working and what is your position? The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. I am Communications Director for the Deep Carbon Observatory, an international, Sloan Foundation-funded project to understand the location and behavior of all the carbon on Earth. How long have you been working there? A little over ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track Hangout #1 – Jeanne Garbarino

Off the beaten (tenure) track Hangout #1 - Jeanne Garbarino

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Stephen Granade

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Stephen Granade
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I’m working at Advanced Optical Systems in Huntsville, AL. My official title is Director of Projects, though we’re a small company so I do a lot of things: run projects, write proposals, and do research for people who will pay us to do cool things ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Jeanne Garbarino 1

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Jeanne Garbarino
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I am the Director of Science Outreach at The Rockefeller University in NYC. How long have you been working there? Since November, 2012. What is your academic background? How long were you in academia? I am a bench scientist – I earned my PhD in nutritional ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Jessica Wright 1

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Jessica Wright
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I’m the Research editor at SFARI.org, which is an editorially independent new website for the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. We report news and opinion pieces related to autism research with a target audience of autism researchers. Our aim is to help to advance work ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track – Neta Zach 2

Off the beaten (tenure) track - Neta Zach
Where are you currently working and what is your position? I am a scientific Director at the non profit Organization Prize4Life, accelerating treatments, and a cure, for ALS. How long have you been working there? I have been with Prize4Life since May 2012. What is your academic background? How long were you in academia? I ...

Off the beaten (tenure) track 2

I left academia in 2005, heading towards the unknown world of management consulting. Like many others before me, I had to find my own way, carve my own career path. Many times I felt as if I was doing this alone, isolated from my friends who were all (it seemed) happily pursuing an academic career. ...