I have a PhD in a technical field and can't land a lab job. What gives?

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Rosemary Ndolo in Washington, District of Columbia

24 months ago

I have a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, with lots of technical skill in a broad range of areas (pharmaceutics, molecular biology, biochemistry, drug characterization) and I just can't land a job. I spent a year and a half right after my PhD working as an editor. Could this be the cause of my inability to land a laboratory job? Does anyone have experience changing careers and then deciding to go back to the original career?

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Joe Gagill in Loch Sheldrake, New York

24 months ago

Employers today are so picky. They might not like that.

Usually smaller companies would take a look at you.

Good Luck.

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