Entrepreneurship

gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

Lean Mean Science Machine

When I decided to pursue the idea I had for a better way to keep up with science, aka Scizzle (check it out, I’d love to get your feedback), I really didn’t know where to start. And so, like a good researcher….I went on Google. This is how I came by the lean startup approach – a methodology ...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Building your Professional Network through Involvement

A well developed network is one of your most important assets.  The quality and strength of your network significantly impacts career opportunities, your career trajectory, and overall success.  It can take years, sometimes decades, to develop a robust professional network, and it often do...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Foreign Intrigue: Does outsourcing jobs mean outsourcing ethics?

The drug giant, Glaxo Smith Kline, has a lot of explaining to do.  This month the company has suffered a public relations storm with charges of  bribery, arrests of executives in China,  and allegations of falsifying research results, to name a few. Here at home, GSK is also in hot wa...


tdp

Todd
Pihl

Academics to Business – The Tough Transition

Over the next few months, my colleagues and I are going to be writing about the transition from being an academic scientist to working in the commercial sector.  In some cases, we'll talk about it from the standpoint of a postdoc looking for their first  position in the commercial sector a...


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

The Importance of Understanding the Human Workflows

What is the Human Workflow?  It is my passion. It is the process by which actual users-- real humans want or need to function in order to get certain tasks done.  And it is one of the most ignored concepts in the business world-- whether in product development, sales, customer support-- wh...


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

A Case Study of Moving from Academia to Industry

I'm really excited to be part of the Bio Careers blogosphere and am looking forward to interacting with you all.  I'm a molecular immunologist by training and came up through the well-worn academic path-- Biochemistry/Physiology undergrad program (McGill University) followed by PhD program in i...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

The Summit or How to Develop the Courage to Think BIG

This blog is about thinking BIG.   I hosted “The Summit” and you might ask, what is the Summit? The Summit was my BIG thought.  Let me explain…Last year I got involved in one of those “Corporate feel good” teams, tasked with the job of bringing innovation into our corporate ...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Life after PhD

My life after obtaining a Ph.D. has been one that’s filled with change and opportunities.  Since I graduated from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan last summer, I have launched campus organizations, led my own entrepreneurial team in exciting projects, became a postdoctor...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

It seemed like a good idea at the time

One of my grad school profs was fond of saying “it seemed like a good idea at the time” when asked why he’d done something. It’s all about finding an idea that really is a good idea. That should mean something to anyone whose grant was just funded, and it means even more when the grant is re...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

WIST 2011 – Fail Forward: Embracing Risk

On Saturday the 14th of May I attended the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla.  There were four workshop sessions, and I wish to share a few thoughts from those sessions over my next few blogs.  The first session I atten...