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katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The National Postdoctoral Association Meeting 2011

I am an individual member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) (http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/),which holds annual meetings in order to foster innovation, networking, and collaboration.  This year was the 9th annual meeting and was hosted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Of...


johnsonwl

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...


xiaolidu

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...


ahmadfa3

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 ...


rdparmar.esq

Reshma
Parmar

Individual Experiences in America

As a lawyer, I not only advise clients on the fastest, cost effective path to U.S. immigration, but many times over the course of a case, it becomes necessary to help a client with matters more personal and emotional.  Because U.S. immigration can be a lengthy process for many, I may meet a cli...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

Genomics Training Workshops for Life Scientists

The tools and techniques associated with large-scale nucleic acid sequencing have become integral to research in fields from medical forensics to industrial food processing. Increasingly, life sciences investigators need a basic familiarity with the terminology and concepts of genomics and bioinform...


ping232

Ping
Xiao

How to Deal With Cultural Changes

The famous “American Dream,” along with many stories of success, have attracted talented people to the U.S. as the best place for scientists in the world.  I believe many PhDs who are seeking further career development and successful lives are from different countries. I am also from a coun...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

The What’s In a Name Game

How to play it and win.  If you are looking for a change or have to change, and have identified some places that are “looking for a few good people,” what it comes down to is finding out who in the company are doing the looking, getting their attention, and then convincing them that they ne...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Foreign researchers at the NIH

The NIH, one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, is an agency of the US government, but it is also a very international workplace. According to the Division of International Services (DIS) at the NIH, approximately 2,000 scientists from other nations conduct research in the basic and...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

ISFJ!

Over the past few years I have heard people comment, “I am Type A, so you know what that means...” and apparently that should excuse whatever it is that they just said or did.  My basic understanding of this concept is that Type A individuals are high strung, while type B are more laid back...