“Val, I could build one of these. A better one.”Val’s colleague expertly placed the next mouse on the horizontal spindle of the Rotarod and pressed a button to start the run. The spindle rotated slowly at first, and then faster, and the mouse log-rolled to keep its balance on top of the rod. E...
One of the hardest parts of writing a compelling document is cohesiveness or flow. When people sit down to write a manuscript or grant, they have a pretty good idea in their head about all of the pieces of information they need to provide to the reader so that he will understand the project.
On my first blog for Bio Careers®, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, my career path up to this point, and what I would like to share with you in future posts. My career path has been anything but straight, with frequent detours to both learn about and experience new roles, f...
At the recent “How do you know if you are a CEO” Google Plus webinar on January 7th as part of The Capital Network and Founders Workbench series, a question was raised regarding whether a technical founder is a good candidate for the CEO role. Specifically, the audience member asked about benefi...
Many people have heard of “regulatory affairs,” but do not know what exactly that means. In my understanding, regulatory affairs is a field where you write, review, edit and submit all kinds of documents required in the process of drug development and clinical trials. The ultimate purpose is to ...
Today, I want to discuss something that I think half the population (at least) will never have considered. The other half will probably think about it at some point in their lives. For some, it is an easy decision, while for others (and that includes myself), it is problematic. I a...
I was several years into graduate school when I discovered that I could pursue a career in “Science Writing.” I had always enjoyed writing, and wrote a lot both as an undergraduate and during my PhD. Once I realized there was a way to combine my interests in both science and writing, I knew that...
Sometimes the science career track can feel like a track you are stuck on. If you are starting to feel like your career options are limited to being faculty or failure, or that you just want to give up and go back to school to learn a trade, you might not be aware of some of the really interesting c...