About Us

We first met during our graduate studies at University of Southern California, where Carolina graduated in 2018 with a PhD in bio-organic chemistry, and Paymaneh graduated a year later with a PhD in molecular biology. Currently, we both work at Amgen, as part of the Commercial Insights team. How fortunate are we to be on the same campus again?! Work is always better with good friends

The idea for this podcast came about one time over lunch when we were openly talking about the struggles of getting that first job fresh off grad school. How come it’s so hard? Why is this considered an ‘alternative career’? There must be an easier way… Those were the constant thoughts on our minds. As our careers progressed, we started understanding a little better the “recruitment system” and how truly important it is that YOU take charge of your career development, regardless if you are looking for an entry-level job or an executive level position.

In the fall of 2020, we decided to create the Beyond Scientist podcast, and our goal is to help you find the next steps in your career, both by providing specific tips and advice from successful people, as well as bringing inspiration to your journey.

Carolina and Paymaneh

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