Oct 22, 2020 | E026 From Startup Culture, Through Consultancy Company and Genomics, to Hosting a Podcast as a PhD

Dr. Nick Edwards is a neuroscientist by training, having completed his PhD and Postdoc training at Brown University, the NIH, and UC San Diego. As a Postdoc, he decided that business provided the best way to scale up solutions to problems he cares about. Since leaving the bench, Nick worked in business strategy at Boston Consulting Group and returned to San Diego to work for Illumina. Now, he is transitioning to a startup company in stealth mode. Nick is also the host of the Once a Scientist podcast, where he interviews scientists about their careers in academia and beyond. He’s a passionate advocate for mental health and training the next generation of scientists who will change the world.

In this episode, Nick told us about his odyssey through the job market after the PhD: from his work in sales in the startup culture, through his work as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, to business development at a company in genomics, Illumina. He also explained the origins of the Once a Scientist podcast, and the mission behind it.

Nick’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-edwards-phd-3007051a/

Once a Scientist Podcast: https://onceascientist.net/

The episode was recorded on October 14th, 2020. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their current or former employer(s).

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