112: Leaving academia

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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 112: Leaving academia
Pub date: 2020-07-27

Dan and James chat about James’ new industry job, why he quit academia, the biggest differences between academia and industry, and why it’s crucial for early career researchers to have a plan B.

  • James new industry job
  • James’ medium blog post
  • Having a plan B (and plan C) in academia
  • Using consulting a bridge to a full-time industry job
  • How to get an industry job
  • The role of grant success in academia
  • More research is now open access than not
  • Get 20% off our merch by using the promo code “AUGUST”
  • It’s now easier to not be employed in academia but still contribute to academia
  • The NBA bubble
  • The Oura ring
  • Differences in work/life balance between academia and industry

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](

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Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2020, July 27) “112: Leaving academia”, Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/DAZ7S

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