Scientific freelancing and self-employment

The scope of graduate, postdoctoral, and institutional training in the hard sciences is confined to few career possibilities. During my PhD, I thought myself a maverick for cross-listing even a single course in the business school, and taking personal time to attend events and conferences in the biotech and healthcare sectors. At the time, many of my contemporaries and I viewed such opportunities with a grass-is-greener mentality. However, I have since realized the perspectives gained from such events and conferences are useful to supplement, not replace, my true interests in discovering and building new works and ideas. …


Seth Rhoades

Builds across bits and atoms, from technical research to company growth. Increasingly worried about sustainably “making things”, including chemicals and food

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