Transferable Skills

Communication as a Science Program Officer in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I see 'communication' as really 'communication and relationship building.' In order to be effective at partnering with internal and external stakeholders, you need to have well-developed communication skills in order to build relationships needed to tackle large-scale, collaborative projects. At the non-profit where I work, I interact with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds with different communication styles, and in order to be effective at partnering, I need to adapt my communications.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Writing for nonscientists
  • Presenting to nonscientists
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Oral communication skills
  • Written communication skills

How else do you use this transferable skill?
reflective capacity, self-awareness and awareness of others, active listening, intentional communications

Communication as a Executive Director in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.


Communication as a Senior Project Manager in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I communicate with the media, with policymakers, with colleagues, and I write for lay and professional audiences. Communication is a big part of most aspects of my work.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presenting research to scientists
  • Presenting to nonscientists
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Teaching in a classroom setting
  • Writing for nonscientists
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Written communication skills

Communication as a Senior Project Manager in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

I communicate with the media, with policymakers, with colleagues, and I write for lay and professional audiences. Communication is a big part of most aspects of my work.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presenting research to scientists
  • Presenting to nonscientists
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Teaching in a classroom setting
  • Writing for nonscientists
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Written communication skills

Communication as a Vice President in Consulting

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?
As a self-employed consultant, clear and effective communication is critical for me in the acquisition and maintenance of client relationships.
What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

Communication as a Market Assessment Consultant in Consulting

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Communication is critical to consulting because your clients are incredibly busy and need you to communicate key project points clearly and help them to focus on the most important pieces of information. Depending on the type of consulting, being able to comfortably switch between technical and business jargon is quite helpful in building credibility with scientific colleagues of your clients.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

How else do you use this transferable skill?
Communicating technical info to business people and vice versa

Communication as a Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Communication iskey for Regulatory Affairs. I once talked my way out of having to initiate a recall with regulators. I convinced them that it wasn't necessary and had the data to prove it. This was all due to having effective communication skills.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

Communication as an Associate Director of Precision Medicine in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

Communication as a Director of Industry Partnerships in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

The professional indicated this transferable skill is important in their position, but did not provide specific examples.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Written communication skills

Communication as a Computational Scientist in Data Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Communication is essential to what I do. The work I do can be quite technical, in terms of programming, but also in terms of the science involved. It is essential that I communicate this work differently to different people, i.e my manager, the sales and marketing teams, the laboratory directors or the clinical and patient advocacy teams. All of these groups have different priorities and expertise, but it is critical that all of them understand the work I am doing.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Basic writing and editing
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presenting research to scientists
  • Presenting to nonscientists
  • Speaking clearly and effectively
  • Writing scientific publications
  • Written communication skills

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