I read this very interesting article in Forbes, and saw many take always and good advice. So I decided to share it, combined with my own experience.
Are you diminishing yourself and your accomplishments by using these two words?Science as a discipline and career path is, by its nature, highly hierarchical. That is, chances are strong the organization you work with is structured vertically. There is a clear pecking order, a clear chain of command...
Ever wonder why you never hear about postdoc job opportunities at military research institutes? One reason is that adequate job advertising is severely lacking or completely absent for most military research postdoc positions. As a result, most prospective postdocs have no idea where to ...
One of the best things about a science education is that it teaches you to see the bones beneath the skin. In some cases, literally (hello there, anatomy people!), but mostly in the sense that we learn to see the hidden processes that drive the physical world. Being a scientist means you’ll n...
There is something very attractive about a listening to a person excited about what they are saying. Many times, the conversation is more interesting and enjoyable because there is an energy that is associated with the person talking. You want to leave this type of impression with pharma...
The major question almost all graduating PhDs face is whether to pursue a career in academia, industry, or government. I’ll discuss pros and cons of each along with some common misconceptions.Many graduate students are under the false impression that most PhDs go into academia. This is...
When transition from academia to pharma industry, you will be hired to solve problems. There is a reason that they are looking to hire someone. The company has a problem of some type. Maybe it’s because that they have more work than can be completed by the staff at hand. M...
Two words that can evoke either feelings of pure excitement or pure fear: Startup Company. Startups are common in the biotechnology world, as there are many brilliant scientists and business savvy people with innovative ideas and plans of how to implement them.
The truth is out there: The number of tenure track faculty positions is shrinking relative to the number of eligible candidates. Adjuncting may be viewed as a stop gap for departments who need instructors and candidates who are timing the job market, but these positions aren’t meant to be lon...