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Sales: An alternative career for a scientist

August 2, 2013

After a PhD on RNA splicing, Mark Hodson now works as a Technical Sales Representative

Mark Hodson [BSc(Hons) Biochemistry, 2006; PhD Biochemistry, 2011] gave a presentation at the 2013 series of CABS talks about his work as a Technical Sales Representative. As well as talking about the specifics of his role, Mark also gave some very helpful advice about a range of careers-related issues including the rationale for doing a PhD, reasons for not continuing into academic sciences, and tips on enhancing your chances of getting to the interview stage.

At the time of the talk (February 2013) Mark was working for Labtech. In April 2013 he moved to work for Thermo, a larger company. Unfortunately the “slidecast” function is no longer supported on Slideshare, so the audio is now provided as an additional file using Soundcloud. I do recommend listening to the presentation (31 mins) as well as flicking through the slides to make the most of the advice on offer.


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