Transferable Skills

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Science Program Officer in a Nonprofit

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

My job is at a non-profit organization that funds people and projects in science. Many of the proposed ideas are about long-term issues that are part of the scientific enterprise. It is important to being aware about how science really is done (not just the public's perception of how science is done.) Example areas that require this knowledge include: promotion and tenure system's impact on collaborative science, barriers to data sharing, COVID-impact on job market, etc.
(Note: This question only allowed me to pick a single specific skill)


How else do you use this transferable skill?
understanding entire enterprise -- how science is funded, how it is carried out, how it is published, how data is shared, etc.

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Senior Project Manager in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

A big part of my work is communicating scientific knowledge and processes to state officials and staff who are much less familiar with the scientific enterprise.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Discipline-specific knowledge

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Senior Project Manager in Science Policy

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

A big part of my work is communicating scientific knowledge and processes to state officials and staff who are much less familiar with the scientific enterprise.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Discipline-specific knowledge

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Sr Scientist/CRO Coordinator in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

In coordinating scientific internships - it's good to know how an enterprises function and what roles the scientists and staff play and the external forces that impact an enterprise. In the scientist role - it's good to know how the science works and to get funded and published, too. So both the micro and the macro aspects of the enterprise.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Broad-based knowledge of science
  • Careful recordkeeping practices
  • Demonstrating responsible conduct in human research
  • Experimental design
  • Writing grant proposals

How else do you use this transferable skill?
Understanding organizational structure for academic and corporate scientific enterprises

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise 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?
  • Broad-based knowledge of science
  • Careful recordkeeping practices
  • Discipline-specific knowledge
  • Understanding of data ownership/sharing issues
  • Writing grant proposals

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise 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?
  • Broad-based knowledge of science
  • Careful recordkeeping practices
  • Discipline-specific knowledge
  • Understanding of data ownership/sharing issues
  • Writing grant proposals

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Computational Scientist in Data Science

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?
  • Broad-based knowledge of science
  • Contributing to discipline
  • Experimental design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Understanding of data ownership/sharing issues

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as an OSR Operations and Training Officer in Academia

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

It helps to have an overall understanding of the grant process and what is required to submit a grant proposal. It is also helpful to have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the research enterprise, not only those in the lab but the administrators that help the faculty.


How else do you use this transferable skill?
Understanding the grant cycle and roles and responsibilities

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as a Clinical Scientist in Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

Clinical scientists apply science to the development of new medicines.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Experimental design

Understanding the Scientific Enterprise as an Assistant Dean 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?
  • Can identify and manage conflict of interest
  • Contributing to discipline
  • Discipline-specific knowledge
  • Statistical analysis

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