Richard Woodward, Ph.D., President of The Business/Technology Interface, LLC, and CEO of Vascular Magnetics, Inc., served as one of our 2011 guest speakers for National Postdoc Appreciation Week. His presentation, "Life without Lab Coats: Entering the Business of Science," addressed how to break into industry and provided information related to career options on the business side of science-based industries.

View Richard Woodward's presentation "Life without Lab Coats: Entering the Business of Science"

A summary of the talk follows:


"When most postdocs think of a career in industry, they think of R&D. In fact, there are a variety of potential career options on the business side of the science-based industries; unfortunately, they are rarely, if ever, exposed to these opportunities. In this program, we'll discuss some of the available options, why a Ph.D. might want to move into the business of science and strategies for obtaining that first position on the business side. We'll also discuss what to do once you land that first position.