Feb 28, 2021 | E042 How to Become a Private Recruiter as a PhD?

Dr. Manolo Castellano is a career consultant and talent recruiter. After obtaining his PhD in neurobiology at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) in 2006, he moved to the USA, where he focused his research on auditory synaptic physiology at the Rockefeller University and Stanford University. Back in Europe, he worked at the Universidad Miguel Hernández in Elche, applying electrophysiological techniques to the study of pancreatic cell physiology and diabetes.

Outside the lab, he has always been active in outreach activities, science communication and science activism associations, such as Ciencia con Futuro, Científicos Retornados a España-CRE or the Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores-Precarios, where he participated in the coordination of the Research Career Report. In 2017 he transitioned to science consulting, founding Carreras Científicas Alternativas, a platform devoted to guide scientists and researchers to find new professional paths. Manolo conducts training seminars and workshops related to professional careers, participates frequently in employability forums and runs a podcast about scientific careers, where he interviews researchers who happily made their professional career transition beyond Academia. Manolo currently combines his career-guiding activities with recruitment consulting for R&D companies at Talento Cientifico.

Manolo’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuelcastellanomunoz/

Manolo’s Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/ManCas_

Carreras Científicas Alternativas’ website: https://carrerascientificasalternativas.com/ 🔥

The episode was recorded on February 25th, 2021. This material represents the speaker’s personal views and not the views of their current or former employer(s).

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