A conversation with Matteo Tardelli about career opportunities outside Academia
Matteo Tardelli, a former research scientist turned life science consultant, shares his experience of transitioning from academia to industry. In this conversation with Jo, he emphasizes the importance of project management and communication skills, which he developed on the job. MAtteo also discusses his books, "Salmon's Jumping: The Leaps of Faith PhDs Take to Industry" and "Beyond Academia: Strategies from PhDs who Made the Leap to Industry," which provide guidance and insights for PhDs looking to transition to non-academic careers.
Which researcher – dead or alive – do you find inspiring? Marie Curie - for her determination and passion
What is your favorite animal and why? African hoopoe (Upupa), for its colorful striped pattern and behaviors
What is your favorite dish/meal? Filled ravioli in a Bolognese sauce