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andrea.habura

Andrea
Habura

Where do you fit?

“Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it.” – Mark TwainWhat is your work, anyway? Not your research project, but your work. The sort of job you’re really suited for.


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Working with a Career Coach

It’s that time again, my contract is ending and I am back on the job market. I’m fairly optimistic this time, despite the fact that this is my third job hunt in as many years. I’ve developed a lot professionally, and built a stronger network. I am also able to learn from my past mistakes,...


fabiansa

Fabian
Zanella

Time Management in the Lab

When you are working at the bench and taking on other tasks, time management becomes crucial. As a postdoc or graduate student, time is an invaluable resource. For me, there are basically three aspects that make time spent in the lab more efficient. I will try to outline them below.1) Avoid the...


Shu.Chin.Ma

Shu Chin
Ma

J1 visa and home residency requirement

Does the word “home residency requirement” cause an unsettling tingle down your spine, and cause you to utter a muffled curse each time you hear it? Does it put an annoying stumbling block on your future plans and career development within the U.S.? 


charlotte.mitchell

Charlotte
Mitchell

New year, new goals?

At the start of a new year, many of us like to set new goals. Most of them are geared towards exercising more, eating healthier, or other things in our personal life, but how about setting a goal to improve yourself professionally this year? Whether your goals are personal or professional,...


SUZANE.RAMOS

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

There is no work life balance since work is part of your life

After reading an interview with a pioneer scientist on Science, I kept questioning myself about how to find a balance between life and work. In the cited interview, the scientist said she took 5 days off work for the birth of all her three sons. I read a lot about life and work time balance, an...


fabiansa

Fabian
Zanella

It’s not fun to ride the salary roller coaster

Since around this time of the year, tax return commercials invade our televisions, I thought I could share an experience that is related to that.


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

The Art of Interviewing Well

This is my first blog for Biocareers.com in over a year, and it is good to be back. I wanted to cover the topic of interview preparedness today. In March I am conducting a webinar on how to interview well, and I will expand on what I write here, but I wanted this to serve as an introduction to ...


cory.bernhards

Robert Cory
Bernhards

How to Increase your Chances of Landing a Military Research Job

Finding a good job in today’s economy is a challenge, especially when it comes to specialized research.  Many PhDs are forced to take jobs they don’t really want, or ones that don’t benefit their career paths.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  Your dream job is out there, and ...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

What to do (or not) with a PhD?

Finishing a PhD has been one of the most exciting and fulfilling goals I have achieved so far. However, the path was far from easy. I believe most of my peers will agree with me when I say that towards the end of our training, the path becomes not only highly demanding, but incredibly stressful...