Postdoc Professional Development - Alternate Careers

SpeakerBryan Stuart (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences)
Chris Brodie (Smith and Nephew)
Elsa Youngsteadt (Sigma Xi)
Lydia Olander (Duke University)
Robin A Smith (NESCent)
SummaryWHAT: Putting your PhD to work inside and outside the ivory tower: a panel discussion
WHEN: Wednes. June 8, 12-1 pm
WHERE: National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, 2024 West Main St., Suite A200, Durham

Interested in using your PhD to position yourself for a career in public policy, museum curation, science writing or communication? Join us for a brown bag lunch discussion on Wednesday, June 8, and meet several scientists who’ve done just that. In this panel, four PhD scientists will share their stories and answer your questions:


North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences curator Bryan Stuart

Biologist-turned-science writer and radio producer Elsa Youngsteadt

Science editor, adjunct faculty member, and corporate communications executive Chris Brodie

Climate policy and ecosystem services specialist Lydia Olander

DIRECTIONS: The panel discussion will take place at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), next to the Duke University campus at 2024 West Main St. Please find driving directions at /about/directions.php.html, or take the Duke H5 bus ( to the Erwin Mill stop. NESCent is located on the second floor of the Erwin Mill Building in Suite A200.