Careers

Career Interview: Thomas Morgan, MD

Career Interview: Thomas Morgan, MD

Head of Human Disease Genetics Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research ASHG: What are the biggest challenges you encountered when acclimating to the pace and demands of industry? What skills do you wish you had worked on in advance? Dr. Morgan: Working in pharma requires a broad knowledge base and the flexibility to change from one focus to... Read More

Career Interview: Andy Faucett, MS, LGC

Career Interview: Andy Faucett, MS, LGC

Director of Policy and Education, Office of Chief Scientific Officer Geisinger Health System ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Mr. Faucett: Good listening and communication skills are important in developing education tools and creating new policy. You need to hear both... Read More

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Career Interview: Elizabeth Kong, PhD

Policy and Communications Manager Genetics Society of America ASHG: How can trainees gain experience in your field while doing research? What steps are necessary for trainees to get involved in your field? Dr. Poston: Trainees can get experience in communication through community outreach and blogging. A key component of outreach is translating scientific concepts to non-scientists.... Read More

Career Interview: Oona Johnstone, PhD

Career Interview: Oona Johnstone, PhD

Associate Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Johnstone: Communication skills are very important for a career as a patent attorney. In our daily job, we frequently need to get up to speed quickly on a... Read More

Career Interview: Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD

Career Interview: Karen Imgrund Deak, PhD

Director, MS in Patent Law and Certificate in Patent Prosecution University of Notre Dame ASHG: What non-scientific skills (communication, artistry, athleticism, etc.) are important for your job? Were any of these skills unexpected assets for you? Dr. Deak: Written communication is HUGE in the field of patent law — you are emailing with attorneys and clients;... Read More

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