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JoJo Platt Discusses the Development of Behind the Bench and the Recruiting Process in the Field of Bioelectronic Medicine

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Release Date: 12/02/2019

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JoJo Platt is the founder of Behind the Bench, a Neurotech News outlet, as well as a Platt & Associates where she consulted for places like Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. In this episode, she discusses how she developed her network and formed Behind the Bench, as well as recruiting in the field of bioelectronic medicine and what it takes to get hired.

Top three takeaways:

  1. Platt’s mission is to help promote and coalesce the field of bioelectronic medicine within the greater field of neurotechnology eventually led her to gain a large network, and to create Behind the Bench as a platform to publish research information and get to know researchers better
  2. Getting recruited for a desired job is mostly about your skill set and abilities, rather than how well known you are or how much you post on Twitter
  3. If you want a position in a lab, it is best to personally reach out to the P.I., but make sure that you are a match for the job based on your skill set

[0:00] Ladan introduces the episode and the guest, JoJo Platt

[0:30] Platt discusses her background and new project involving Behind the Bench

[4:00] Platt discusses her role as a strategic development consultant at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research as well as some of her achievements

[6:30] Platt discusses recruiting neurotech consulting clients and learning important names in the field of bioelectronic medicine

[9:00] Having a good set of skills is more important than writing a lot or being well-known in the field

[10:30] If you want a research position, reach out to P.I. personally, but also make sure that you are truly a fit for the position based on your skills and experiences

[13:00] Getting the right person and the right fit takes work, but it pays off in the end