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

Sheba Agarwal-Jans obtained her PhD in 2006 in the research field of genetics. She is now an Associate Journal Publisher with Elsevier and is based in Amsterdam. Sheba is currently responsible for the Immunology & Microbiology portfolio, consisting of 13 peer-reviewed journals.