Career Paths

holly.brevig

Holly
Brevig

Unique Career Opportunities

In one of my blogs, I briefly wrote about career options and provided a table with various career types and organizations to find these careers. I wanted to focus on what I thought were unique opportunities that I did not know about when I was in graduate school.  Just as a quick background, I w...


tom

Tom
Ruginis

I Will Not Hire You If.....

As a CEO at HappiLabs, I have to manage the growth of the company, which includes hiring. We are only a 5-person company, but we’re growing and, currently, I receive about one resume or inquiry per day. Each resume is guaranteed about 5 seconds of my time, as I do a quick glance to evaluate the...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Working on an Agile Team

A fun buzzword I am seeing in job descriptions is agile. You will be part of an Agile team..., or ...using Agile methodology. It’s very common in the software industry, but certainly getting some usage in other industries that have projects where the goals or scope may change during the devel...


andrea.habura

Andrea
Habura

Life Among the Machines

When I meet people at cocktail parties, I tell them I build robots for a living. Which is the truth, but not the whole truth. 


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The Editor Surfaces

So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Got journals? How to pick ‘em

OK, so you’ve finished your publication manuscript, and all the coauthors agree that it’s ready for submission. Got a journal? Build a short list of target journals.  


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Send it on its way-an “uploading” experience

A blank computer screen might be one of the scariest things on your bench or desk(top). 


hamiltonlenox

Hamilton
Lenox

Transitioning to Business Development

While my background is as a chemist, and my first role in industry was as a bench chemist, for the past 13 years, I’ve been handling business development, sales and marketing for a number of different organizations.  


Michael.Salgaller

Michael
Salgaller

Research Funding: Who You Know, not Just What You Know

Funding is essential to maintain and grow one’s career. Since few of us are independently wealthy, and since medical research is expensive, most of us pursue funding by asking outside entities for support. But what if I were to ask you to give me some money for work-related expenses? Chances ...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

So what's it all about?

Well, this time, it’s about “information flow” and more about publications. Actually, good, readable, interesting, quickly published, frequently cited articles begin long before the writing. They start with “a good idea at the time,” which then becomes “your problem,” i.e., an ide...