[D] It’s better to get a part-time job or push a good article
I’m pursuing a PhD in machine learning applied to the drug design (actually this is my second month of the PhD). In the future, I would like to open a start-up or eventually go to R&D in the industry, so I’m not going to stay in academia.
Meanwhile, I have an opportunity to go for a part-time job in Data Science most probably working with some NLP.
A then few questions arise:
- It is better to focus on a good ML paper or better to go for a part-time job?
- How projects and papers are perceived by the industry and the job market in general?
- How managing a grant is perceived (In my country PhD/Undergrad/Master students can apply for a grant)?