Have you interacted with sales representatives during your PhD? If yes, most likely you told yourself that you would never be working in such a career area. Job opportunities in sales are usually underestimated by PhD holders, but this career path offers a variety of opportunities for scientists to use their technical knowledge and connect to the scientific community. In today’s interview, Dr. Gary Kusdian, a molecular biologist based in Germany talks to us about his career path in sales while giving more insights to the key skills and factors to take into consideration.
You can find the full interview below and if you are interested in this career area, you can find additional information on:
- How product management could be a route out of academia for PhDs and postdocs – NatureJobs Blog article
- Have PhD, will travel – Science
- Advice for Moving Into Sales After Your Science Postdoc – addgene Blog