How to transit from Academia to Industry?

About this video

There are different reasons why people switch from academia to industry but the decisions, questions and the process remain similar. What are the important points to consider when making the decision to switch? How easy is it to move from your comfort zone and still maintain relevance of your research work?

In this webinar, our presenters will walk us through their personal stories of moving from academia to industry. They will also discuss the following aspects: when to make the move, where to move, what tools you need to make the right move and how to remain productive in the industry space.

After watching this webinar, you will understand the principles of excelling in the industry, navigating through the challenges of a transition and making a long-lasting impact.

About the presenter

Dr. Sam Levi

Senior Scientist in Discovery Chemistry at Merck Research Labs (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Sam is currently a Senior Scientist at Merck Research Labs in Boston, working in the Drug Discovery group. Starting as an intern at Merck in 2012 and returning in 2019, Sam has participated in both neuroscience and oncology programs.

Sam obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2018 where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. During this time, Sam has co-authored 10 publications and in 2019 was a finalist for the Reaxys Ph.D. prize.