Incubator Podcast: Season 3

Welcome back! Season 3 of the Incubator Podcast is live.

The Incubator Podcast

The Incubator is sponsored by Proteintech Group and is hosted by Dr. Will Olds. This podcast is a monthly series of interviews with PhDs in consulting, academic teaching, and business. It is geared towards graduate students and post-docs and the goal is to help scientists explore their career options and find ways to develop themselves professionally. 

Season 3 of the Incubator Podcast is now live. The episodes can be found below.

S3 Ep4 - Briana Konnick (Assistant Director of Career Dev, UChicago)

This month’s guest is Dr. Briana Konnick. She is the assistant director of career development at University of Chicago. She discusses how to transform your career aspirations from "not academia" to a bona fide job. Highlights include resources for career exploration(6:45) and a deep-dive into linkedin as a tool for landing that coveted job (22:34).

S3 Ep3 - Liz Noblin (Research Project Manager, 23andMe)

This month’s guest is Dr. Liz Noblin. She is the research project manager at 23andMe, a leading genomics company. She discusses the merits of doing a postdoc before going into industry, how to learn Big Data analysis on your own, finding your “superpower”, and more! 

S3 Ep2 - Evan Bai (Research Scientist, Vertex Pharma)

This month, we talk to Dr. Evan Bai, bioinformatics scientist in drug discovery at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He discusses how drug discovery is a team sport and how he was able to grow and demonstrate his teamwork skills as an academic. His story also highlights how to utilize alumni connections to land a job.  

S3 Ep1 - Kate Krueger (Research Director, New Harvest)

Welcome to Season 3 of The Incubator! This month, we talk to Dr. Kate Krueger, who is the research director for New Harvest, a non-profit promoting and funding cellular agriculture research.