Career Paths

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Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Reading About Yourself is Weird

I’m sure many of you have written articles that have been published in journals.  That’s not weird – that’s what most of us strive for.  We are generally happy that our work is publicly acknowledged as meritorious research by our peers.


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Randall
Ribaudo

Scientific Applications Specialist: A Great Transition Job from Academia to Industry

One of the most unsettling aspects of taking the plunge into industry careers is the fear of having to “give up” your science and everything you worked so hard for.  I had those same fears when I finally decided to leave my position as a Principle Investigator in the NCI for my first job on...


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Eduardo
Perez

The Beginning of a Beautiful Network

Hello everyone. My name is Eduardo Perez and before I tell you a little bit about myself, I would like to thank Bio Careers for this opportunity. I look forward to interacting with many fellow members and hope to teach and learn valuable lessons through this blog.  


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Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

What Can You Expect In Your First Three Months?

I’ve received a request from a reader to chat about the first three months of my job, so here it is.


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Jason
Sherwin

Cursing and Creativity

The theme of this posting is ‘cursing and creativity.’  As you know, there is a tremendous amount of creativity needed in the sciences. Of course, professional practitioners can (and have gotten by for years) with minimal displays of creativity. This is true in any profession. But the real ...


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Marielena
Mata

Networking, Networking, Networking

Let’s face it, most scientists are not known for their social skills.  We may be recognized for our brilliant minds, our resourcefulness in problem solving, and our obstinate dedication to lab work.  Yet, rarely are scientists the life of the party.  While I recognize that this is a...


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Wenny
Lin

Government Shutdown

During the last few months, I have heard postdoc fellows at the NIH discuss the financial realities of working in the government. The fiscal year started on October 1, 2010, and here we are, six months into the fiscal year still without a federal budget. “My project is on hold because we don’t k...


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William
Johnson

Understand what Employers look for

Recently I was contacted by a job recruiter about a position.  They were looking for someone with an environmental catalysis background Masters or Ph.D. but they wanted someone with industrial experience that was not heavy on research and development.  That struck me as somewhat odd becaus...


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Xiaoli
Du

Leadership Matters

In the past week, I attended the 102nd Americans Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. This meeting is one of the biggest annual meetings for cancer research all over the world. It is an important event for basic scientists, clinical doctors, biotech companies, a...


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Farhan
Ahmad

So What Are You Going To Do With That? : Part 1

The title of this blog series is taken from a book authored by Drs. Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius. It is a real-time depiction of my thought process and actions towards selecting a potential career after PhD, more specifically ACADEMIC vs. NON-ACADEMIC positions. I would not be able to give you ...