A biomedical adventurers' guide to navigating between careers in academia and industry

Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Dec;10(12):884-7. doi: 10.1038/nrm2796. Epub 2009 Oct 27.


An explosion of scientific and technological advances has broadened the field of biomedicine. Traditional boundaries between the public and private research sectors are now blurred by multidisciplinary projects and the necessity for new and more efficient models of the translational process. This allows the adventurous scientist to boldly and consciously sample selected skills during periods of secondment in different institutions and organizations, and to assemble a personal and unique blend of competences to help them manage their career.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research*
  • Humans
  • Industry* / economics
  • Occupations* / economics
  • Universities* / economics