Career Paths

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Christine
Crumbley

2011: The Year of Scandals and Retractions

I read the news online daily and follow several science news organizations on Twitter. I’ve really enjoyed Nature News & Comments’ focus on retractions this year. I’ve learned a lot about the causes for retractions and the frequency of such events. An article with some really informative g...


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Christine
Crumbley

Working Holidays & Resolutions

As a graduate student, it seems there is always work to do on holiday breaks. Last year, I only took a couple days off to spend with my family because I had to return to the lab to finish the suggested experiments for a publication. It was strange being in the lab because there were only a few peopl...


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Wenny
Lin

Gifts and parties at the government

My roommate recently regaled me with tales from her pharmaceutical company’s holiday party, complete with lots of food and booze and entertainment. I was rather envious at the time because I was busy making baked goods for my office’s potluck holiday party.


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

How to earn $4500 while preparing for your future career

No, this is not one of those infomercials… you can actually get real-world experience and get paid for it!  No gimmicks – just an application process.


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Very Superstitious

While I am a very practical and logical person (well, aren’t all scientists?!). There is one area where I am a little quirky.  There are certain experiments where I am very superstitious, and I will always adhere to it so I don’t jinx the whole thing!  


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

The Secret to Career Planning

I found this graphic on Simon Kemp’s Google + page recently and it is fantastic. He calls it “career planning in 60 seconds” and I think he is right.  You can easily place your current job on the Venn diagram and figure out what tweaks you need to get to the #WIN.  I’m happy to rep...


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Richard
Gardner

Academic networking, a key step in your career.

One of the most overlooked aspects of career development by postdocs and grad students is networking. In business, effective networking is absolutely essential for developing the trust and relationships that can open up new opportunities. When you are recommended by someone whose opinion I trust, th...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Is life science really science?

Those of us working in the life sciences suffer in a world of probabilities, uncertainties, and incomplete evidence.  Students of the “harder” sciences, physics and math, may be right in their assessment that the only immutable truths are in pure mathematics. 


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Christine
Crumbley

Enriching Your Graduate Student Experience

Today, I went to see David Baltimore speak. He has a paper coming out in Nature about vectored immunoprophalyxis, a new technique developed in his group to try to use gene therapy for vaccination against HIV. It was a really exciting talk! 


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Richard
Gardner

The Beginning

Hi and welcome to my blog. I’d like to thank Bio Careers for the opportunity to lend my thoughts and opinions to career-related issues encountered by today’s bioscientist. My hope is to provide some new perspectives on what it’s like to transition through the ranks of academic science, and exp...