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Let’s look at this in some more detail. Your mission and search statement says who you are (e.g. Data Scien- tist), what you want to do, where you are looking, and why you want to be a Data Scientist. Next, you should list all technical skills that you are confident of and ready to be tested on. I believe it helps if you indicate your confidence on a simple scale, e.g. a 3-point scale. I recommend treating your Ph.D. or postdoc position as employment and making the effort to describe it in ways that would be relevant to a hiring manager or human resources depart- ment in industry. When listing your achievements in education you may include any data projects or relevant student jobs you performed. This is to say, I do not rec- ommend listing teaching or student jobs in the employment section, par- ticularly if they were short-term. However, looking back at your activi- ties and achievements over the past years: Which highly transferable skills have you acquired? Please do ask a search engine for help, and decide which three to five transferable skills you want to list and provide two spe- cific examples for each skill. Image sources were open source or be- long to the author, unless otherwise noted. Good luck with your transition to data science and AI. Not only do we need more and better talent in this field, but these are also exciting times and the dynamic development of new companies, products and services will carry us for many years to come. If you would like to keep up-to-date with the campaign and its workshops, you can do so on Eventbrite, Facebook, Me- dium, or Twitter. Dr. Chris Armbruster is Director, Data Science Retreat, Berlin. In early 2018, he launched the campaign 10,000 Data Scientists for Europe with the aim of finding and empowering within five years 10,000 talents for AI- driven product development. Science Snapshot My academic background in Biophysics and research experience in Neuroscience have motivated me to pursue a Ph.D. in Neurobiophysics with a specialization in Experimental Epileptology at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research. Currently, I apply electrophysiological and imaging approaches to unravel the molecular mechanisms of genetically caused epilepsy syndromes. I am particularly interested in addressing the interrelation of genetic epilepsy related to mutations in the SCN1A gene (encoding the voltage-gated Na+ channel Na V 1.1) with disturbed sleep and memory consolidation by using genetic mouse models. Another aspect of my research is to understand the pathophysiology of rare KCNA2-mediated epilepsies by employing in utero electroporation, single cell patch clamping and calcium imaging techniques. These studies will help to uncover novel therapeutic applications for patients. My future research plans are to continue working in the above mentioned areas. Harshad P.A. is currently a GTC doctoral student at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany in the Experimental Epileptology group of Prof. Dr. Holger Lerche. July 2018 | NEUROMAG | 27