"I missed working in a university; I missed being in the intellectually challenging environment and applying the skills and knowledge I had gained from doing a PhD."
"There is a steady demand for scientific editing services, and although it doesn't pay that well, it is an excellent way to hone your editing skills and a great way to make contacts."
"Apart from me--a former physicist and, at the time, an aspiring writer--our ranks included a Ph.D.-level zoologist who spent her summers growing organic cilantro for market."
The most rewarding part of my day is working with faculty members to identify research-funding strategies and hearing about the diversity and richness of York University's research faculty.
"It's hard to sell yourself if you don't have a good reason for being there."
Do I regret leaving lab-based science for an office job? No. Would I recommend it? Definitely.
"This is a new profession that has been created to meet the demands of a European vision that aims to guarantee scientific success."
"No matter where you begin this trek, you can be sure that you will end at your appropriate destination, despite the roadblocks, detours, sidetracks, and the alternative routes you take."
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