Deciding Between Academia and Government Research

Kathryn Marshall, PhD
Marine Sciences
Changing Careers
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Ever find yourself hanging out in your school lab thinking, “I really love science, but this is just not for me.” Yeah? I did too. I spent five years in an academic lab doing basic science research, answering questions that might someday have an impact on human health, but were a far cry from the applications-based research that sparked my interest. It wasn’t that my graduate experience was more horrible ...