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Science policy

  1. Mar 3, 2015 #1
    I am in flux at the moment. On one hand I am concerned about the job prospects of a PhD in physics. On the other hand, one of these articles I've read about non-research jobs that can be done with a PhD in physics is science policy.

    1. What skills, other than communication (both oral and written), are important to do a science policy job?

    2. Is science policy a field where one needs to go to the right school, or work under the right advisor, to be considered for an interview?
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  3. Mar 3, 2015 #2

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    You need experience. That is either several years as a PI, or one of the (e.g.) APS or AAAS fellowships. If you go the second route, you will definitely have a glass ceiling, because you have not been a PI, and don't have "street cred" with the community.
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