Today we are pleased to announce the launch the new Careers section of the VBC website.
How do you begin a career in biosecurity and/or scientific policy?
There are many professionals who want to enter this field, including scientists who are usually not familiar with the security and policy landscapes. A move to these areas requires extensive web searches, informational interviews, conferences and much sleuthing that makes for a slow, sometimes arduous and discouraging task. This also applies to those who want to move within these career paths. As a graduate student concentrating on laboratory work and a thesis while at the same time cultivating my interest for scientific policy in 2008, it was a constant challenge to find information and opportunities because the relevant resources were scattered, as there was a lack of guidance. I learned that the major opportunities, then and now are fellowships and employment in the government or non-government sectors. Read More »