Working on a PhD in the medical, life/natural sciences field allows a PhD candidate to do research the findings of which, can be used for the good of mankind. But seldom does this research reach the masses. PhD candidates that are inclined towards the idea of doing research that will result in having an end use and not just exist as reference material in the archives of a journal will be interested in R&D. R&D in the industry is one such area, which allows you to do research that will result in the production of a product.
A career path in R&D allows one to explore new frontiers in science similar to academic research and at the same be a part of value creation. Though R&D can be strenuous due to presence of competition in monetary terms in the corporate world, it is an experience that is vastly different from academic research. At PHACE we invite doctorate holders who have been successful in industrial research to shed more light on how to succeed in this corporate environment.