I loved drug discovery research and assay development but have not landed a job in it in 4 years. I am creative. I can draw, design, sew, paint and I enjoy traveling. I know if I do a different career it should be something I love to do. What else can a 50 year old PhD do at this stage In my life .other than pharmaceutical research?. I have a 4 year old son to put through school.
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I would look into academic / non-profit opportunities. Usually they are more lax about the 4 year thing than a mega-pharma company would be.
Have you considered contacting a head hunter?
Maybe the links above will help you with your goals.
Have you tried applying with any agencies? Some of the agencies may be able to lead you into a temporary job in your field that can lead to a full time job.