I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution. We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students. This is the first time I have been involved with this proces...
I submitted an article to the Science club for girls website earlier this year. The website states “Women who share a love of science, engineering and technology, who are in different stages of their careers, share with their “young selves” words of encouragement, glimpses into the futur...
OK, I've made "postdoc" into a verb. Sorry about that, but the question remains "does one need to do one?” The key to considering a postdoc as an optional first step rather than a logical or expected first step is in deciding what your long term goals are before you decide on a postdoc. I’...
Hello, my name is Gaia and I’m an INTJ. Now let me introduce myself in a more conventional manner: I graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2009 with a PhD in Immunology and then continued for a post-doc position at the NIH. After a year or so, I became a Program Manager at the NIH.
In mid July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new diet pills. No drugs in the class have been approved in the past 13 years. There has been (pardon the pun) an enormous groundswell of demand for anti-obesity drugs, both from medical professionals and from the publ...
I presented a webinar this Wednesday on how to get a Ph.D. in as few years as possible. I myself graduated after only 3 years in my thesis lab. One of the things that really saved me time was the way I searched, organized and read research papers. I’ll share some of these tips in...
How long is it now? How many months of searching Monster, Biospace, Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job? Six months, nine months, a year? How many screening interviews, HR conversations, talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs, VPs? Two intervi...
Last week, I was sitting in a lab meeting, listening to about 8 other lab mates’ work, each of them working on different diseases, targeting different proteins and different organs, using different viral vectors. It stuck me that there was only a very broad unifying theme in this superlab. Sometim...
We would like to let you know about the next free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers: 1. Presenter: Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhD Topic: Career Path: "Science Policy: Making the Switch" Wed, 7/25/12, 1-2PM EST Register to this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register...