Choosing a career in academia or industry

About this video

According to the old saying, the grass is always greener on the other side. So, is it worth leaving your job in academia to take up a post in industry? In this video, you will hear from Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans. She obtained her PhD in Genetics and worked in a lab before joining the Publishing team at Elsevier. She talks openly about the differences she has encountered, both negative and positive.

You’ll come away with a clearer idea of how a company environment can differ from the lab, and gain some insight into what you can expect in terms of structure, feedback and hours.

About the presenter

Sheba Agarwal-Jans

Publisher, Elsevier

Dr. Sheba Agarwal-Jans is a Scientific Editor at iScience, published by Elsevier's Cell Press, specializing in papers on microbiology, infection biology and virology. Previously, she was a Publisher at Elsevier, managing the Microbiology portfolio of journals in the Life Sciences department. Sheba’s PhD is in Molecular Genetics (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands). She is deeply involved in various inclusion and diversity activities at Elsevier. She is also the founder of the science communications blog We Talk Science, as well as the Seriously Wondering podcast.