Career Paths

jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

The search for missing information

This posting is about ‘the search for missing information.’ In particular, we compare a TED Talk by Eli Pariser on the ‘filter bubble’ to the neuro-engineering work I do on what is called cortically-coupled computer vision (C3Vision). In Mr. Pariser’s talk, he warns of the potential danger...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

The most important event for Postdoctoral fellows is fast approaching.  I am talking about National Postdoc Appreciation of course.  This is where postdocs and other researchers celebrate the contribution postdocs make to science, both here in the US and worldwide.  The National Postd...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Jerk GapRecently, I heard on KQED’s Forum about the finding that aggressive men (and women) earn almost $10,000 more a year than nice guys (listen to the story). It brought back so many memories that I have to share my journey from being a nice-yet-often-ignored girl in my first-year graduate ...


mkendrick20

Mandy
Kendrick

Resume or CV?

Postdoc positions within the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, like many other jobs, have taken a hit with the latest budget news.  The option to extend USDA postdocs past their two-year appointments is no longer available—at least for now.  So, as I draw near the end of my second year, I have ...


fatos

Fatos
Kopliku

My first blog entry for Bio Careers

Hello everyone. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Fatos I am from Albania, a small country about the size of Maryland. I graduated from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Later I worked in the Natural History Museum in London. 


ruijia2005

Ray
Wang

Be a proud Ph.D selling your knowledge

From the first day I took this half research-half business job, I thought of my role as a pair of jobs in two parts. Not too much relevance. However, after I took my first international business trip to China, I knew I was totally wrong. 


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

The promise of the latter stage career

The topic of this posting is ‘the promise of the latter stage career.’ It is inspired by my recent trip on holiday to Spain, in particular Barcelona. In Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia church is an emblem of the city and it is a hot tourist destination. But it’s history and continuing developme...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Obama says “thank you.” You should too.

Recently, a postdoc in my research group asked for my help in preparing an oral presentation. Because we worked on similar projects, I was happy to send him slides from my previous presentation as a resource for ideas. And I also coached him in some of the potential questions he may receive from the...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

You’re in (a) good company

So how do you know that? You don't have to be a rocket scientist to answer that question. I mean – if you just think about the people you are talking or sitting with at the moment, or those you are working with right now, it's not so hard to decide if you are in “good company.” After all, you ...


Andrea
H.

Great program!

We increasingly see job postings that call for well-rounded candidates.  I think this trend is here to stay, especially with the growth of interdisciplinary or cross-functional positions both in academia and industry.  I actually think this is a good thing, since this trend facilitates mor...