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I'm currently doing Master's in Biomedical engineering (thesis in neurophysiology lab) and I'm considering a phd for neuroscience.
What kind of jobs do people get after finishing up phd in neuroscience (other than academia/teaching jobs)?
I know most people who are doing PhDs are aiming to stay in academia and I hope the same for myself, but I know that oftentimes things don't work as planned.
(I'm kind of paranoid about having a backup plan when things don't go as planned cuz my previous plan 'failed' and I was forced to change my career.)

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22 hours ago, citrus00 said:

I'm currently doing Master's in Biomedical engineering (thesis in neurophysiology lab) and I'm considering a phd for neuroscience.
What kind of jobs do people get after finishing up phd in neuroscience (other than academia/teaching jobs)?
I know most people who are doing PhDs are aiming to stay in academia and I hope the same for myself, but I know that oftentimes things don't work as planned.
(I'm kind of paranoid about having a backup plan when things don't go as planned cuz my previous plan 'failed' and I was forced to change my career.)

I dont know exactly what i want to do with my Neuro PhD, but its definitely not academia. Im looking towards industry/government broadly. So working in clinical labs, government research positions (DoD, NIH, govt contracts), research advocacy, unsure exactly yet.

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On 6/7/2019 at 8:37 AM, citrus00 said:

I'm currently doing Master's in Biomedical engineering (thesis in neurophysiology lab) and I'm considering a phd for neuroscience.
What kind of jobs do people get after finishing up phd in neuroscience (other than academia/teaching jobs)?
I know most people who are doing PhDs are aiming to stay in academia and I hope the same for myself, but I know that oftentimes things don't work as planned.
(I'm kind of paranoid about having a backup plan when things don't go as planned cuz my previous plan 'failed' and I was forced to change my career.)

Nothing related to neuroscience probably unless you're a scientist at one of the few companies that do it (someplace like Inscopix or NeuroPhotometrics or a pharma) or a staff scientist at one of the places like the Allen Institute. Most everyone just leaves is what I hear.

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