Help me find some job prospects in SF in neuroscience/psychology?
October 15, 2013 4:40 PM Subscribe
Hello, I'm a recent Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, and it appears I'm not massively employable. I live in San Francisco and am not able to relocate.
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I've decided I no longer want to work in academic research, so no Stanford/Berkeley/UCSF research for me.
Ideally, I'd like to work in product/marketing for a company that's producing useful solutions for people's well being. Alternately, I am also happy to work as part of a science team for a relevant product for a year or a few years, but ultimately would want to move forward onto product side, so it would have to be a great team and a great product.
My top interests are: neurofeedback, meditation, mood, psychotherapy, cognitive enhancement, human behavior, personalized medicine
To give you an idea of the kinds of places I've been interested in and am already looking into: Lumosity, Posit Science, Emotiv, Neurosky, Neurovigil, Neuropace, Neurofocus, UX research at places like Facebook/Google, OK Cupid labs, Breakthrough.com.
I'm learning python but I can't really code quite yet. I have decent multivariate stats skills but I'm not a statistician (so no data science team at Google, etc).
I guess my questions are:
1. Given the range of my interests, are there other places you'd think I should consider?
2. do you have advice about how to reach those places or contacts/recruiters you'd suggest?
3. Are there entire categories of options I'm not thinking of?
This is really a shot in the dark, I know this is unlikely to give me solid answers, but it can't hurt.