From Academia to Industry and Back Again: Transitioning Technology & Changing Employers

Dr. Lee Josephson is a chemical biologist and an inventor on more than 20 patents in the fields of medical imaging. He has been an NIH grant Principal Investigator and a Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer of a diagnostic drug pharmaceutical company. He was the guest speaker at a lecture organized by the MGH Gordon Center.

Dr. Josephson’s discussed the transition from academic to industrial employers, including some of the different types of employers in the Boston area. His presentation also covered the difference between what companies and academic institutions look for in new hires. Dr. Lee used his personal case examples of success and failure to describe issues that arise during the transition from academic science to industry.

Dr. Lee Josephson delivering his presentation at the MGH Gordon Center