Something I have always found disturbing is the fact that no one seems to know what happened with that previous colleague that left the academic path to look for a job in the private sector. OK, this is probably much more true in High Energy Physics than in other areas, but that’s my field… Continue reading Keep track of your students!
The fact is that as an astronomer/cosmologist/astrophysicist your main skills are nowadays not so special. You are by comparison with other professionals, let’s say, an “average computer geek“. So again, where in this competitive world can a Astrophysicist find its place? Continue reading What the fuck do I do now with a PhD In Astrophysics?
Since I was 20 years old, I had been curious to what it would be like to work in the environmental industry. Sixteen years after that I worked for several years as an air-quality consultant, and I will share this experience with you. Continue reading Environmental Industry
After getting my undergraduate physics degree I was quite convinced that I’d like to do something different, and I considered a lot of possible jobs, I talked to several physicists that went into other fields and I investigated through internet the job possibilities that the physics degree offered me. And finally, somehow by chance I ended up doing financial consulting. Continue reading Financial Consultant
currently I’m playing the crazy theoretical physicist in Valencia, Spain, where I got a PhD fellowship. It took four months from my graduation until I got the PhD fellowship and I waited two more months to take possession of my PhD desk. During these six months I went through some job interviews and I considered different kind of jobs, experiences that, aside from the outcome, I recommend to everybody as “formative”, not to say ridiculous, experiences. Continue reading Italian physicist job-hunting
My physics PhD helped me to get my first job in the financial sector in London as soon as I finished it. Since then I had several “analytical” and “quantitative” roles in the industry. And now I have founded Green Heath Capital, my own investment management advisory firm. Continue reading Partner at investment advisory firm
In the early days, GMV focused on the space and defense industry, in fields like the mission analysis, flight dynamics, control centers, simulation or satellite navigation. Nowadays its market is wider and includes consulting and engineering services, software and hardware development, system integration and operations support. In practice it has become a standard software consulting company. Continue reading Project engineer at GMV