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How to navigate the jump from academia to a career in biotechnology: The UK Biotech Landscape

This is the second article in a series on navigating the jump from academia to a career in biotechnology [1]. Though this immensely vibrant vocational space requires much more than the few words shared here, this article highlights the exceptional opportunities, success stories and investment pouring into the UK biotechnology landscape.

I gained my MSc and first Biotech experience in the Netherlands. In pursuit of further progressing my career I was accepted to King’s College London’s PhD programme. My PhD experience was irreplaceable, but it also cemented my conviction that my future lay within biotech and not academia. I have navigated the jump from academia to a career in Biotechnology and am now a privileged employee within the ballooning cell and gene therapy sector in Oxford.

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How to navigate the jump from academia to a career in biotechnology: lessons from one scientist to another

This post is the first in a mini-series by the Science Entrepreneur Club (SEC) that deals with taking the leap into biotechnology, providing tips and advice drawn from my own experience. 


I gained my MSc and first Biotech experience in the Netherlands. In pursuit of further progressing my career I was accepted to King’s College London’s PhD programme. My PhD experience was irreplaceable, but it also cemented my conviction that my future lay within biotech and not academia. I have navigated the jump from academia to a career in Biotechnology and am now a privileged employee within the ballooning cell and gene therapy sector in Oxford.

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