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- What field do you currently work in? *
- What is the highest degree in astronomy/physics you have received? *
- What is/was your most recent academic position in astronomy/physics? *
- What has been your career path since you completed your degree? *
A few months of postdoc, then switched to data science in industry
- What were the most important factors that led you to leave astronomy and/or academia? *
Publication driven process, job security, career opportunities
- What is the job title for your current position?
Senior Data Scientist
- What is the name of your company/organization/institution?
- What city and country do you live in and/or work in?
- What is your social background? Are there any identifiers that you think are particularly relevant?
- What do you do for fun (e.g., hobbies, pastimes, etc.)?
Rock climbing and other extreme sports
- List your favorites. Band (or singer/composer/etc.), recent film, current TV series, food, color, pet.
- If you have made a career change, what was your age at the time?
- What have been particularly valuable skills for your current job that you gained through completing your degree?
Stats and programming
- What advice do you think advisors should be giving students regarding their career path?
Learn and use programming languages, software, algorithms and solutions which are popular in industry.
- What, if any, additional training did you complete in order to meet the qualifications of your current position?
- What job hunting or networking resources or other advice/resources did you use to land your current position?
Seek and LinkedIn
- Describe a typical day at work
Data analysis, meetings
- How many hours do you work in a week?
Less than 40
- What is your salary?
110000 including super
- What is your level of satisfaction with your current job?
- How satisfied are you with your work-life balance in your current job?
- How family-friendly is your current position?
Flexibility is taken into account
- Do you still interact with people who work (directly) in astronomy and/or are you still involved in astronomy in some way?