Alternative Careers: From the Lab Bench to the Kitchen Bench

Alternative Careers: From the Lab Bench to the Kitchen Bench

Careers Channel

It is always scary to change jobs within your field.  Imagine how scary it would be if you needed to suddenly change careers.  Don’t let it intimidate you!  Use your education and skills to your advantage.  We will discuss one man’s foray into this unknown territory and the lessons he learned.

Click here to see Bill’s Slides


What You Will Learn

  • A Brief History
  • Bad Timing!
  • How do you find an alternate career?
  • Do my skills really transfer?!?
  • Jump in with both feet!
  • Keep an open mind.
  • And much more…



Webinar Details

Date: Thursday,  January 17, 2013

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet the Experts

Bill Courtney is the chef/owner of Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese, located in the University City Loop, just west of the city of St. Louis, Missouri. Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Missouri – Columbia, Bill worked a short time as a Q.C. Chemist for ConvaTec. A shift in interest eventually took Bill to The Genome Institute at Washington University, where he spent 9 years working with the leading genetic and genomic research scientists in the United States. In a radical move, Bill struck out on his own to open Cheese-ology, the culmination of years of a self-described “un-natural obsession” with Macaroni & Cheese. Open since June 2010, Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese features over 15 varieties of Macaroni & Cheese to satisfy any Mac & Cheese craving.


Iryna King was born in the historical region of Galicia: Lviv, Ukraine. She earned her M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the Wayne State University SoM (2011). Currently, she is a Technical Support Scientist at Rubicon Genomics, a manufacturer of DNA amplification products, where she heads the quality assurance programs.




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2 Responses to “Alternative Careers: From the Lab Bench to the Kitchen Bench”

  1. Maysoon says:

    I’m so very sorry that I missed the webinar… :(
    I’m waiting anxiously till next week to download the slides!

  2. admin says:

    Dar Maysoon – Please look for the recording and slides by COB tomorrow. Thanks for coming back. — ACS Webinars

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