OK, I've made "postdoc" into a verb. Sorry about that, but the question remains "does one need to do one?” The key to considering a postdoc as an optional first step rather than a logical or expected first step is in deciding what your long term goals are before you decide on a postdoc. I’...
Hello, my name is Gaia and I’m an INTJ. Now let me introduce myself in a more conventional manner: I graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2009 with a PhD in Immunology and then continued for a post-doc position at the NIH. After a year or so, I became a Program Manager at the NIH.
In mid July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new diet pills. No drugs in the class have been approved in the past 13 years. There has been (pardon the pun) an enormous groundswell of demand for anti-obesity drugs, both from medical professionals and from the publ...
I presented a webinar this Wednesday on how to get a Ph.D. in as few years as possible. I myself graduated after only 3 years in my thesis lab. One of the things that really saved me time was the way I searched, organized and read research papers. I’ll share some of these tips in...
How long is it now? How many months of searching Monster, Biospace, Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job? Six months, nine months, a year? How many screening interviews, HR conversations, talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs, VPs? Two intervi...
Last week, I was sitting in a lab meeting, listening to about 8 other lab mates’ work, each of them working on different diseases, targeting different proteins and different organs, using different viral vectors. It stuck me that there was only a very broad unifying theme in this superlab. Sometim...
We would like to let you know about the next free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers:1. Presenter: Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhDTopic: Career Path: "Science Policy: Making the Switch"Wed, 7/25/12, 1-2PM EST Register to this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register...
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Let me first introduce myself. I am Matt Finley, and I currently am a postdoctoral researcher. I began my scientific career way back in high school when I discovered my love for genetics. I studied Biology and Chemistry at Northampton Community College in ...
After defending my thesis, I was on top of the world. But what was next? Being a perpetual student trying to pass each hurdle was the focus of my previous 22 years. Now, the ultimate hurdle was complete. My mentor told me, “Matt, this is a critical time for your future. Your steps here forwa...