Career Paths

megsterz

Meghan
Mott

Alternative Careers for Science PhDs – Part II: Regulatory Affairs

Postdoctoral fellowships provide budding scientists with the advanced training necessary to prepare us for the next step in our careers. Traditionally, these fellowships are geared toward a future in academic research. For most of us, however, as I described in my first post, our career paths will l...


CCrumble

Christine
Crumbley

The dreaded “Conclusions” chapter

I’ve sent rough drafts of my research chapters to my boss, but I’m having an unbelievable bout of writers’ block for the conclusions chapter. I have a section at the end of every research chapter with conclusions, some discussion and implications, and future directions. These are standard item...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Stepping outside of academia in the comfort of your own room – Virtual Job Summit!

You know that an academic life may not be the right one for you, but what do you do now?  For many people, myself included, the academic path has been a straightforward one that offered little opportunity to learn about the other career choices available in the world.  Even as I knew I wan...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

How is your job hunt going?

I assume that many of you reading blogs on Bio Careers are recent grads or grads-to-be, and are scanning trade journals and websites looking for that plum position. 


megsterz

Meghan
Mott

Greetings, Bio Careers crowd!

I am excited to serve as a guest blogger for Bio Careers. Please allow me to introduce myself - my name is Meghan Mott, and I am a postdoctoral fellow at NIH. I work in the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Our lab uses zebrafish to model s...


sayalirkale

Sayali
Kale

Chasing Utopia

My post today involves a different flavor. You will come across many instructive articles on Bio Careers and elsewhere on the Internet job search and the current economy, so let me tell you right now, I shall not be talking of any of these.The 14 Steps to freedom, 3 moves to marketing and the ever-g...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Invitation to the Cog-Neuro Colloquium

Every researcher has got to tell the world what he/she has been working on for all those Saturday nights when he/she didn't go out. So that's what I'll be doing March 20 at the City College of New York Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium! Come and join the discussion on the neuroscience of pop music, ...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Life after PhD

My life after obtaining a Ph.D. has been one that’s filled with change and opportunities.  Since I graduated from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan last summer, I have launched campus organizations, led my own entrepreneurial team in exciting projects, became a postdoctor...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

What Kind of Doc Do You Want to Be…MD or PhD?

I came to a critical juncture in my career in 1969.  I was pre-med for the first three years of my undergrad studies at Tufts where the environment was toxic and cut throat. Though I never saw such things, it was rumored that students sabotaged each other’s experiments.  In physical chem...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Knowing when to punt

Knowing when to punt is an important part of creativity. Sometimes, some ideas don’t work out how you expect them to and knowing when to let them go can be the difference between going stale and going forward.