Industrial Careers --How to find a great job!

Industrial Careers --How to find a great job!

Industrial Careers --How to find a great job! Dr. John Rumble President R&R Data Services Gaithersburg MD www.randrdata.com [email protected] Good News - Youre Getting Your PhD! 2 Good News - Youre Getting Your PhD? 2002 to 2016: 21566 Ph.Ds. total 2002 to 2016:~4200 Faculty hired! ~80% of advanced degree physicists work outside academia! 3 Faculty Position

Post Doc Ph.D. You have Choices Private Sector Industry Natl Labs 4 The private sector provides the highestpaying jobs, with a starting salary of $90K+ Typical starting salaries at Universities and 4-year colleges is $50K - $70K University postdoc position typically offers between $45K - $65K Private sector offers

well-paying jobs to Physics PhDs 30 5 No surprise, the longer you study the higher your starting salary: Noteprivate sector jobs only A graduate degree in physics degree will open the door to more advanced positions in a variety of technical fields, with higher salaries. 29 6 So why work in industry? Advantages Endless stream of interesting problems Physicists valued for our approach to solving problems Lots of smart people to collaborate with

Can usually publish at least some aspects of your work But typically not a job requirement Participate in conferences and meet colleagues Good pay Challenges Many topics never understood at fundamentally Less freedom to pursue your own interests Work must support the companys business Product development is hard Much more than a new idea and initial demonstration Must evaluate manufacturability, yield, reliability, cost, etc. HUGS 2018

7 Thoughts on Your Careers 2-5 careers 5-10 jobs More than one geographical location Its an exciting time to be a physicist! Some information on my career HUGS 2018 8 Careers dont just happen; you create them! Undergraduate Chemistry HBCP Industry Analytical chemist Nanomaterials Informatics

Postdoc Sweden Quantum Chemistry Graduate School Chemical Physics Identity (Latino Youth) Information International Associates (industry) Exec VP IAEA Vienna A&M Physics Data Postdoc

JILA A&M Physics Data President CODATA R&R Data President CEO Technical Expert APS/ FIAP NIST Division Chief Measurement Services Career Change National Materials Property Data

Network NIST Director Data Programs Big Data Editor CODATA Data Science Journal NIST Materials Data 9 Pursuing Big Data Successfully! And why a physicist can do it!! HUGS 2018

10 Big Data? Newgrange Ireland 6000 years old Aligned to the rising sun in the winter solstice Depended on careful observational data on the rising sun One data point! HUGS 2018 11 Lets Make Money on Wall Street Big Data Solution: When you have a model based on cause and effect, you can exploit it. Think what is Do we make a lot of money at once?success? $$$

Do we make a little money millions of times? HUGS 2018 12 Big Data / Data Science Generating and managing large amounts of data Physicists do all these things Different measurements, different instruments, different parameters Sensors, detectors, and models of every type and every speed Volume Velocity Variety

Veracity Analyzing data quality DC Data Science 5000+ members http://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-DC/ 13 What are Big Data Products? Tools K Competitive Advantage n o w l e d g e 14 The Big Data Cycle

Make measurements Identify possible independent variables/parameters Recognize something to be measured This is what physicists are trained to do Make predictions HUGS 2018 Convert raw measurements into meaningful quantities Isolate the important variables

15 GETTING A JOB PART II 16 1 Getting ready 4 Convincing Job Four-Step Process 2 Pursuing 3 Applying 17 Criteria Resume

1 Getting ready Follow-up Interviewing 4 Convincing Four-Step Process Informational Interviews Job 2 Pursuing References Networking Finding 3 Applying Application

letter Resume adjustment 18 1 Getting Ready Criteria Where do you want to work industry, post doc, national lab, other Constraints location, relationships, urgency, age, other Scientific area same, new, exciting, solid, risky Work environment team, collaborative, close to boss, lone wolf, size of organization Other Resume Get them ready in advance Different for industry, lab, post doc Emphasize

accomplishments Highlight interests Specify skills More in a minute 19 2 Pursuing Informational interviews Talk to experts Find out about careers Not job interview Ask for contacts Much information on web Networking Most important More in two minutes! HUGS 2018 Finding Talk to faculty Join society(s) Go to meetings (large

& small) Look at ads in subject magazines Find people whose work you like and contact Company websites Search internet (if you 20 must) 3 Applying Resume Adjustment What adjust my perfect resume !!!!!!! At least look it over Post Doc Do you show a tie to area Are experimental skills directly relevant Is modeling experience good Industry Do you meet every requirement Can computer find right words

Application Letter #1 - Well written Post doc 3-6 lines Directly relevant to position Industry/Natl Labs Can be longer Why interested Mention how you meet every requirement Both Have someone read critically Emphasize 21 Physics Today Ad We seek an enthusiastic physical scientist with significant experience in data science (machine learning, AI, neural networks, or similar technology) for an entry level position in data science; Excellent working environment on exciting projects with well-defined deadlines; great benefits Reply to Dr. John Rumble

R&R Data Services Gaithersburg MD email HUGS 2018 22 Dear Dr. Rumble I wish to apply for the position of data scientist at R&R Data Services as advertised in the 18 March 2018 Physics Today. During my Ph.D. thesis work on nanomaterials at Indiana University, I generated large amounts of data using high-throughput screening techniques. Using advanced machine learning tools, I was able to develop new insights on the relationship of nanoparticle morphology with potential toxicity. As a result, the models I have proposed show significant predictive promise My enthusiasm for undertaking challenging work in data science together with my demonstrated commitment to completing assignments on time has well prepared for work in your company. A resume detailing my accomplishments related to data science and other experience is attached. I would be pleased to discuss this position with you further. 23 Dear Dr. Rumble I wish to apply for the position of data scientist at R&R Data Services

as advertised in the 18 March 2018 Physics Today. During my Ph.D. thesis work on nanomaterials at Indiana University, I generated large amounts of data using high-throughput screening techniques. Using advanced machine learning tools, I was able to develop new insights on the relationship of nanoparticle morphology with potential toxicity. As a result, the models I have proposed show significant predictive promise My enthusiasm for undertaking challenging work in data science together with my demonstrated commitment to completing assignments on time has well prepared for work in your company. A resume detailing my accomplishments related to data science and other experience is attached. I would be pleased to further discuss this position with you. 24 4 Convincing Interviewing 90-150 second intro

Who you are as scientist What you have done as scientist Why you are interested in position Research professor/organization well Dress well No jokes Have great questions ready No BS if you dont know If dinner/bar, one drink max (wine or beer) HUGS 2018 References Make sure they are good Remind them of your accomplishments If you have contact in company, let them know you applied, send copy of letter & resume

Follow-up Immediate 24 hours max Short and sweet Use formal names 25 Networking Network, Network, Network Rule of three people remember you after 3 times Informational interviews Can be phone Look on web for type of questions Conferences

Society(s) Local chapters Career centers Always hand out business Faculty members Name, email, phone Paper authors Be polite Be knowledgeable HUGS 2018 card 26 Resume This SELLs you It needs to be GREAT not just good! ACCOMPLISHMENTS, not work Perfect writing

Pertinent to the position Can change with each application This is YOUR opportunity to differentiate YOURSELF from all other Applicants HUGS 2018 27 Han Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] EDUCATION Physics, Ph.D. University of South Milky Way, Department of Physics and Astronomy Expected Graduation May 2017, Concentration: Nuclear Physics Bachelor of Science, Physics, Star Wars College, Class of 2011, magna cum laude RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant May 2013Present University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 Analyze and process data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Applied analytical techniques to obtain first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction Attend weekly meetings as a member of the g13 collaboration

Working to develop a time-of-flight detector Research Assistant Jun 2009Sep 2010 Star Wars College, New York, NY Worked with the Stars Wars College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory to collect and analyze atmospheric aerosols Learned how to operate a tandem electrostatic accelerator Presented research at American Physical Society and Division of Nuclear Physics Conferences throughout 2009 and 2010 28 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant Aug 2011May 2014 University of South Milky Way, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Galaxy 2 Taught and supervised introductory physics laboratories Conferred the Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Teaching Award in May 2014 TECHNICAL SKILLS Languages & Software: LATEX, C++ , ROOT, R, Mathematica; Windows, Mac OS X, Linux; Git, Apple iWork, Microsoft Office; AWARDS Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2014 Poster Presentation Winner, University of South Milky Way Graduate Student Day, Apr 2015 INTERESTS University of South Milky Way Billiards Champion, 2013-2017

Tutor, Science and Math, Galaxy 2 Middle School, 2014 to 2016 29 Why start with education Han Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] EDUCATION Physics, Ph.D. University of South Milky Way, Department of Physics and Astronomy Expected Graduation May 2017, Concentration: Nuclear Physics Bachelor of Science, Physics, Star Wars College, Class of 2011, magna cum laude RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant May 2013Present University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 Analyze and process data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Applied analytical techniques to obtain first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction Attend weekly meetings as a member of the g13 collaboration Working to develop a time-of-flight detector Research Assistant Jun 2009Sep 2010

Star Wars College, New York, NY Worked with the Stars Wars College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory to collect and analyze atmospheric aerosols Learned how to operate a tandem electrostatic accelerator Presented research at American Physical Society and Division of Nuclear Physics Conferences throughout 2009 and 2010 30 Why start with education Hans Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] EDUCATION Physics, Ph.D. University of South Milky Way, Department of Physics and Astronomy Expected Graduation May 2017, Concentration: Nuclear Physics What didofyou accomplish? Why Bachelor of Science, Physics, Star Wars College, Class 2011,

magna cum laude does attending meetings make you attractive. Working are you May 2013Present going to succeed? RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 Analyze and process data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Applied analytical techniques to obtain first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction Attend weekly meetings as a member of the g13 collaboration Working to develop a time-of-flight detector Research Assistant Jun 2009Sep 2010 Star Wars College, New York, NY Worked with the Stars Wars College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory to collect and analyze atmospheric aerosols Learned how to operate a tandem electrostatic accelerator Presented research at American Physical Society and Division of Nuclear Physics Conferences throughout 2009 and 2010 31

Why start with education Hans Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] EDUCATION Physics, Ph.D. University of South Milky Way, Department of Physics and Astronomy Expected Graduation May 2017, Concentration: Nuclear Physics What didofyou accomplish? Why Bachelor of Science, Physics, Star Wars College, Class 2011, magna cum laude does attending meetings make you attractive. Working are you May 2013Present going to succeed?

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 Analyze and process data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Applied analytical techniques to obtain first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction Attend weekly meetings as a member of the g13 collaboration Working to develop a time-of-flight detector Research Assistant Jun 2009Sep 2010 Star Wars College, New York, NY Worked with the Stars Wars College Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory to collect and analyze atmospheric aerosols Learned how to operate a tandem electrostatic accelerator Presented research at American Physical Society and DivisionDid of Nuclear you justPhysics put Conferences throughout 2009 and 2010 buttons? Did you accomplish anything? 32 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant Aug 2011May 2014 University of South Milky Way, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Galaxy 2 Taught and supervised introductory physics laboratories Han did confer it; he Conferred the Physics andnot Astronomy Graduate Student Teaching Award in May received it !! 2014 TECHNICAL SKILLS Office? Even my 94-year old Languages & Software: mother-in-law knew Office LATEX, C++ , ROOT, R, Mathematica; Windows, Mac !! OS X, Linux; Git, Apple iWork, Microsoft Office; AWARDS

Why areTeaching these in Award, italics? 2014 Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Poster Presentation Winner, University of South Milky Way Graduate Student Day, Apr 2015 INTERESTS University of South Milky Way Billiards Champion, 2013-2017 Tutor, Science and Math, Galaxy 2 Middle School, 2014 to 2016 You have to be kidding me! 33 Han Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] An experimental physicist with broad training in modern instrumentation and current data analysis technology RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant Experimental Nuclear Physics University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 May 2013Present Accomplishments Obtained first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction

using advanced analysis techniques Designed novel time-of-flight detector and in process of completing its construction Analyzed and processed key data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Became valued member of the g13 collaboration starting as junior member Research Assistant - Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory Jun 2009Sep 2010 Star Wars College, New York, NY Collected and analyzed atmospheric aerosols Developed more efficient procedures for operating a tandem electrostatic accelerator 34 Han Solo 824 Star Avenue Galaxy 2 (212) 555-1212 [email protected] Accomplishment is something New Innovative Saves money Saves time An experimental physicist with broad training in modern instrumentation and current data analysis technology RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant Experimental Nuclear Physics University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 May 2013Present Accomplishments Obtained first-ever estimates of polarization transfer coefficients for K 0 photoproduction using advanced analysis techniques Designed novel time-of-flight detector and in process of completing its construction Analyzed and processed key data from the CLAS detector using ROOT and C++ Became valued member of the g13 collaboration starting as junior member Research Assistant - Ion-Beam Analysis Laboratory Jun 2009Sep 2010 Star Wars College, New York, NY Collected and analyzed atmospheric aerosols Developed more efficient procedures for operating a tandem electrostatic accelerator 35 Nobody cares TEACHING EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant Dept. of Physics and Astronomy University of South Milky Way, Galaxy 2 Aug 2011May 2014 EDUCATION Physics, Ph.D. , University of South Milky Way, Department of Physics and AstronomyExpected

Graduation May 2017, Concentration: Nuclear Physics, Advisor: John Rumble Advisor is Bachelor of Science, Physics, Star Wars College, Class of 2011, Magna cum laude important, especially for post doc Italics are correct TECHNICAL SKILLS Languages & Software: LATEX, C++, ROOT, R, Mathematica Only important stuff, not sure about Latex AWARDS Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2014 Poster Presentation Winner, University of South Milky Way Day, Apr 2015 ACTIVITIES Tutor, Science and Math, Galaxy 2 Middle School, 2014 to 2016 Dont hide whats cool with junk 36 Resume Post Doc Position One page of experience Second page of publications and talks You can explain them if you wish short and to the point

Lead with those you are first author Effect of Electron Correlation in the Target Wavefunction on Electron-Molecule Scattering (with W. J. Stevens and D. G. Truhlar). Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics 17, 3151-3157 (1984). This work explored the sensitivity of calculated crosssections for low-energy e-N2 elastic scattering to target wavefunctions quality. Results indicated low quality wavefunctions poorly represented N2 scattering potentials. HUGS 2018 37 Criteria Resume 1 Getting ready Follow-up

Interviewing 4 Convincing Four-Step Process Informational Interviews Job 2 Pursuing References Networking Finding 3 Applying Application letter Resume adjustment

38 Join American Physical Society APS Natural home for physicists Inexpensive for students and post-docs Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics (FIAP) for people interested in physics in industry, Natl Labs, including entrepreneurs Organizes Industry Day at APS March Meeting Participates in many career events at APS meetings Also note APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA) & Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) Useful contacts, information, and networking HUGS 2018 39

APS Careers Website Library of Physicist Profiles Advice from physicists representing a diversity of degree paths and careers Job Prospects Pages Profiles feature the most common career paths for physicists. Include descriptions of day to day activities, additional skills and training needed, salary information, job outlooks, and links to other relevant resources Physics Employment and Salary Information Clearing house for most recent physics employment data from AIP SRC

Thumbnails and links to full reports for more information APS Webinars Archive 32 On-demand viewing for all webinar presentations 40 Watch This Webinar HUGS 2018 Putting your Science to Work with celebrated author and science career coach Peter Fiske

Based off of Peters popular career workshop at APS March Annual Meetings Webinar covers career planning, interviewing, building your network, and more! Archived and freely available to APS members Not an APS member? 1st year free for students After that annual fee $25 undergrad, $39 graduate http://go.aps.org/apswebinars 41

Shared database (Physics Today, IEEE Computing, AVS, and others) Hundreds of jobs available on the site right now. Job Seekers can: Search for jobs on the Job Center (totally free). Panels and Networking Opportunities at APS Meetings Career Workshops Recruiting by many companies Graduate Student Lunch with the Experts Career Panel and Networking Reception Store your resume, cover letters, and other materials in your profile on the site.

Apply for positions directly through the Job Center. HUGS 2018 42 APS mentoring program called IMPact Industrial Physicists and Entrepreneurs Grad Students and Early Career Physicists Easy to sign up. Must be an APS member Suggest four conversations over three months https://impact.aps.org HUGS 2018 43 Final Thoughts Earning a physics degree opens the door to a wide range of job opportunities Finding the right job for you is a welldefined process, but requires work

Working in industry has significant advantages Many interesting problems Lots of outstanding colleagues Excellent salary APS has many career resources to help you through the process of finding a job HUGS 2018 44

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