How to applying for biotech faculty and industry jobs simultaneously?
October 3, 2012 5:19 PM Subscribe
I am applying for tenure-track molecular biology faculty positions in the US. My skills are also in high demand in industry. Offers for faculty jobs I apply to now should come anywhere from late Feb to early May with a lot of flexibility on how long I have for acceptance. I suppose that biotech industry positions will have a much shorter timescale from application to their decision and how long I have for mine, but I'm not entirely sure. If I want to maximize my options in the spring, when should I start inquiring about industry jobs?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Should I start in December? January? After my first interview?
I'm in the Bay Area and have a lot of contacts in the industry. Does the answer change for positions that I inquire through my friends about versus those I apply for directly or via a recruiter? What about positions across town versus the ones I would have to fly across the country for?
I also have assured employment in my current position so it's not like I can screw this up completely. But there's no room for advancement where I am.
Any other advice for pursuing employment in both tracks would be appreciated.