Changing Careers

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Clement
Weinberger

How I got to work as a medical writer (You might be surprised)

I had been occupied for four years selling oncology reference laboratory testing services. It was a great job. It was with a start-up venture capital-backed company. We offered a wide range of immunohistochemical testing and gene rearrangement analyses that the “big labs” didn't do yet. Was a Ph...


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Wenny
Lin

Out of the lab and into a post-doc in government

At the end of my graduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, I deeply dreaded doing a post-doctoral fellowship.  How many more sleepless nights would I run the same mindless assays to find that the experiments didn’t work?  How many more hundreds of nameless mice would be sacrific...


Ken
Zeidner


Ken
Zeidner

Bilski Finally Arrives

Hi All, I never thought I'd get into the blogging game, but when the good folks at Bio Careers asked me to do one, I couldn't say no.  In my blog, I will provide some of my experiences regarding my transition from scientist to patent law attorney. 


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Jenne
Relucio

In transition: exploring non-traditional careers

Welcome, readers! I am Jenne Relucio, a pre-doctorate scientist at Stony Brook University in New York. As a guest blogger on Bio Careers, I will be writing about making the leap from the research bench to non-traditional careers in the life sciences. In my future entries (which I am planning to post...


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Marielena
Mata

The story of Smurfette

As I sit here trying to figure out what to say, I keep asking myself: Who am I? There are so many ways to define myself.  The demographic answer would be Hispanic female in her late 30s (very late), professional, married with 3 children.  I’m sure the census would be happy with that answ...


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Jason
Tilan

Liberal Arts Institution

Continuing with my experience at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting last month, particularly with their Professional Advancement Series (PAS) sessions; along with the benefit of the use of an Executive/Professional Summary as part of one’s job application/...


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Marielena
Mata

Teamwork Part 2: Seven Blind Mice and Matrix Organizations

One of my favorite children’s books is “Seven Blind Mice.”  This book retells the ancient Indian tale of seven blind men who try to decide what an elephant is like based on examining one part of it. In this book, it is seven blind mice that examine the elephant; six of them draw incorrect...


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Xiaoli
Du

Escape From Lab and Think About Your Future

The 11th annual fellows and young investigators colloquium of National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been held in Williamsburg, VA from February 23-25th. The purpose of this retreat is to foster networking among young investigators, to facilitate career-development opportunities and to moderate the com...


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Meghan
Mott

Careers In Traditional Academia: Outlook Bleak

As postdocs, we toiled away our early 20s in graduate school working 50+ hours a week in research labs and teaching as a necessary rite of passage on the career path to academia. We justified our meager stipends, long hours, and general dissatisfaction in life with the promise of a brighter, better-...