What type of role should I be looking for?https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-claxton-douglas-2973614/

I feel like I have all these really in-demand skills, but I have no idea what kind of a job/career I should be persuing. Any advice?

I have a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Michigan.

I received my Project Management Certification (PMP)

I spent 8 years in a tech transfer office managing a licensing database

I founded a science startup, but eventually shut it down after 3 years

I was a very small angel investor for a few years.

I've been a stay-at-home mom to 3 small children since Covid hit.

I really enjoyed performing due diligence on life science technologies and working with startup companies, and I would love a role doing just that. However, the 100 hr/weeks as an analyst in an investment bank is not sustainable for me or my family, nor is a consulting business where I travel 4 out of 7 days a week.

What else is there? Are there positions where I can perform due dillegence on new startup companies that have a reasonable 40 hr work week? What job title am I looking for?

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First of, what is it you like to do? e.g IB vs management consulting (if that's what you were thinking of) are two very different career paths with different skillset so I'd want to understand a bit more. Would you be interested in joining a startup in the biotech space for instance? I saw on your LinkedIn that you were a member at Pipeline Angels so I am sure you get great deal flow all the time. That would feels like a nice / natural place for you to develop all your wide range of skills and giving you some sort of flexibility you'd not have in the corporate.Otherwise, would you teach? Not necessarily being in research / academia? Or you could be your own boss advising on some of the areas you are an expert in (clients would be folks in the biotech, life science space which seems like a natural place for you to start