Back to Academia: Is There Any Way Home?

Fatos Kopliku, M.S.
Career Paths
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I have often heard that leaving academia is a one-way ticket – there is no turning back.  I believe there are several factors that make a u-turn back to academia difficult, but far from impossible. Let’s assume a scientist wants to restart her career in an academic environment. Often graduate students, after they receive their PhD, have a relatively smooth transition to a postdoc position.  Sometimes, these positions are in the ...