Career Paths

ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Got journals? How to pick ‘em.

At some point in your publication planning, you will have to choose the journals where you will submit your articles. Finding the right journal is important because if your article isn’t published in a timely fashion, say within a year or two of a congress presentation, no one will know about i...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

The Top Ten Things I Hate About My Job

In reading my blogs, I notice that I have written about all the wonderful things I do, the great people I work with and the absolute satisfaction my profession brings into my life.  Yet, even I, little Miss Positivity, have my dark days and I’ve decided to put lay it all out in the open....


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

“Cost of Hubble Telescope Replacement is Astronomical”

NASA:  “We're better rocket scientists than accountants”


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Your salary: $82K. Oh, wait, you’re a woman?

According to NatureJobs first ever salary and career stage survey, the average male salary is about $82,000 and the average female salary is about $70,000. 


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

On social networks (yet)?

… or not on them? In fact, all of us are members of social networks. We have circles of friends and acquaintances, and we interact with professional colleagues and associates every day. That's true whether you are a basic or medical researcher, a physician or other healthcare provider, medical wri...


maryannehammer

Ex Lab
Junkie

The Kitchen Wars - At Work

As I write this, dishes are piled high in the sink, almost falling on the floor, but I refuse to clean up the mess. I am mad enough to spit… yes, spit! Lazy husband? No. Distracted kids? No. Dysfunctional work-place family? In the wise words of Samuel L. Jackson — “Oh, hell yeah!” At w...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Competitive funding opportunities as a post-doc at NCI

In grad school, I thought that writing grants was essential only in an academic career. Having read many job announcements since graduation, I’ve realized that the ability to write fundable grant applications is a skill coveted not just in academics, but also in non-profit organizations, profe...


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Money Isn’t Everything

In my last post, I wrote about the NatureJobs salary survey, and how North American women had slightly higher salaries than men at two years post degree, but lower salaries than men at all subsequent career stages.  I discussed a few reasons that could explain this data, such as taking time off...


tdp

Todd
Pihl

Insanity

  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Fear Is Funny

Fear is funny because it makes people do strange things.  It is strange to not pursue one’s ultimate goal in life.  It is odd to spend one’s time performing a job that yields no satisfaction.  Only a funny thing such as fear could result in such absurdity.  The most ironic as...