Carving Out Another Path

Scientific freelancing and self-employment

Seth Rhoades
Nov 2, 2020 · 7 min read

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…