Academia or Industry?


It's a question that comes up time and again as young investigators reach late-stage training: should I stay or should I go? Times are tough for aspiring tenure-track academics, leading many grad students and postdocs — even those who were once sure they'd become professors — to consider alternatives beyond the ivory tower. Investigators seeking information about making the choice between academia and industry are often limited to the advice of their collaborators and mentors, who, for the most part, have had limited exposure to industry.

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