Young scientists who are undaunted by the multidisciplinary nature of the field and training have very bright career prospects.
Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.
RyC fellows have a harder time fitting within the Spanish academic system unless their university decides to make a welcoming gesture.
"Decision science is moving quickly, and is very open ... to new methods and ideas. You can really challenge things and make contributions," says decision-making scientist Carlos Trujillo.
Van Roon's experience at DSM has been "rewarding, because we started an entirely new group; we are learning and making progress."
Beyond the challenges, provided one is aware of the rules of the game, leaving academia doesn't need to be a one-way street--and may provide the opportunity to gain valuable skills.
Once hired, a chemist’s opportunities are limited only by his or her career ambitions and the company’s needs.
If one comes well prepared, the practical issues associated with landing in a new country need not spoil the fun.
The free Guest Researcher Card allows newcomers to prepare for and complete their move to France under the best possible conditions.
The challenges for pregnant scientists often come unannounced and need to be dealt with quickly; the stakes are high.
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