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The Salmon Leap for PhDs

Beyond Academia

Stories and Strategies for PhDs Making the Leap to Industry

You’ve spent years honing your skills in the lab, but have you dedicated the same effort to planning your career? It’s time to use your PhD to soar to new heights and unlock exciting professional opportunities. But where to begin?

Beyond Academia: Stories and Strategies for PhDs Making the Leap to Industry” is the ultimate guide for PhDs and postdocs looking to land their dream job in industry. With insights from industry professionals on how they made it, you’ll learn how to leverage your PhD to stand out from the crowd and get hired.

Using the 4-chapter LEAP approach, this book provides practical tips and advice to help you take your career to new heights:

Learn about your personal and professional values
Explore your career change
Apply to jobs beyond academia
Pursue a career in industry

Don’t let a lack of career planning hold you back. “Beyond Academia” will empower you to take control of your career and land the job you’ve always wanted. Get ready to make your mark in the world of industry!

Inside you will learn:

– How to translate the value and skills you bring to a non-academic employer
– Job search techniques that will help you landing a job in any industry
– Interview skills that will get you hired
– How to write a winning resume
– Using your LinkedIn profile to attract employers

The Salmon Leap for PhDs

Swimming Upstream – A Transition from Academia to Industry

After we complete our PhD studies and embark on postdoctoral training, many of us have to face a fishy reality: the lack of growth possibilities within academia.

The Salmon Leap for PhDs summarizes the best strategies for swimming in different waters towards landing an industry position. In this book, Matteo Tardelli, a PhD in biomedical sciences, argues that PhDs are in high demand outside academia, but both academic candidates and industry recruiters often speak in different languages. Following the author’s conversations with career coaches, HR professionals, start-ups and academics who successfully made the leap into private, this manual summarizes practical tips on how to transition from academia to industry.

salmon leap for PhDs
salmon leap for PhDs

The Salmon Leap for PhDs

Swimming Upstream – A Transition from Academia to Industry

After we complete our PhD studies and embark on postdoctoral training, many of us have to face a fishy reality: the lack of growth possibilities within academia.

The Salmon Leap for PhDs summarizes the best strategies for swimming in different waters towards landing an industry position. In this book, Matteo Tardelli, a PhD in biomedical sciences, argues that PhDs are in high demand outside academia, but both academic candidates and industry recruiters often speak in different languages. Following the author’s conversations with career coaches, HR professionals, start-ups and academics who successfully made the leap into private, this manual summarizes practical tips on how to transition from academia to industry.

About the author

matteo tardelli

Meet Matteo Tardelli, PhD – a Life Science Consultant with a passion for exploration and a wealth of experience spanning both industry and academia across the globe. With a diverse range of expertise and an insatiable curiosity, Matteo has built an impressive career and become a sought-after expert in his field.

As the author of over 24 original scientific publications, Matteo’s work has appeared in respected journals by Elselvier, Nature, and Wiley, cementing his reputation as a leading voice in the scientific community. But after many years in academia, Matteo decided to take a leap and explore new paths outside of the traditional tenure-track positions.

With his characteristic drive and determination, Matteo sought out experts and career coaches, learning everything he could about the transition from academic research to industry. Drawing on his own experience and that of others, he created bestselling books – The Salmon Leap for PhDs and Beyond Academia – that helped countless PhDs land industry jobs with actionable advice and practical tools.

But Matteo’s impact doesn’t stop there. He has generously offered his time and knowledge as a mentor and guide to numerous researchers, aiding them in building their self-assurance to embark on diverse career paths. He has volunteered for various scientific communities, including postdoctoral associations and networking societies, to provide guidance and support to aspiring professionals.

Matteo’s adventurous spirit and dedication to making a positive impact are evident in his passion for travel and helping others. His enthusiasm and expertise continue to inspire those around him, whether he is exploring new career opportunities or discovering new destinations around the world.

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