My Journey Bachelor: Statistics Brawijaya University (4 years) Worked: Statistics Indonesia (5 years) Master programs Belgium (2 years) PhD in Belgium (4 years) (collaboration academic and industry/Johnson &Johnson) Now: Postdoc in Karolinska Institutet: Bioinformatics
Academia vs. Industry MythsAcademia Industry More flexible/freedom More constrained and Monotone For people those who can’t make it in industry Expect to produce an immediate particular product More room for intellectual autonomy (Do whatever we Pays more want) More practical Long term result.
Academia vs. Industry MythsAcademia Industry More flexible/freedom More constrained and Monotone More room for intellectual autonomy (Do whatever we Expect to produce an want) immediate particular product Long term result. Pays more Struggle to get funding More practical
Academia is more flexibleAcademia: casual & flexible atmosphere
Academia is more flexible Flexible working hours and autonomy in deciding where and how you work. BUT Scientists are actually workaholics:http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/t he-results-are-in-scientists-are-workaholics/
Freedom A professor, have a huge amount of freedom. Have no boss. Set own agenda, and can pursue whatever goal he want. Industry, not so much freedom. Constrained by the needs of the company.
Industry Pays More? In academia: apply for grants, funding. Find a way to get money to pay your salary and provide the resources needed to achieve your goal. In industry: No worry about funding. In academia: don’t worry!!! How well you can sell yourself and your skills for contract/consultancy work.
Outputs Academia: get money, publish papers, and graduate students. Industry: something valuable to the company – whether that’s a product, patents, reputation. In industrial research we can publish papers but still if no valuable product you are in trouble !!
Industry and Academic Collaborate Advantage for academia: Money/ Funding for the group Access to industry resources, knowledge and contacts, Advantage for For industry: Access to world class researchers Access to state of the art knowledge of the field Access to innovative findings
Industry and Academic Collaborate Use money from Industry and “brain” from Academics Needs: Relationships Common goals Resources PhD funding from both sides: methods can be implemented in real world. Problem in real world can be “hopefully’ solved.
ConclusionAcademia vs. Industry Different Culture Collaborate