Scientific Writing and Publishing

Scientific writing is one of the most essential skills in science. It’s critical for writing grants, good theses, and manuscripts, as well as for posters and presentations. Because it’s so crucial, we have assembled a collection of resources to help you learn how to, or  … Read more

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Networking

Who should network? You should only network if you’re interested in a new job. Oh, and if you’re interested in finding out about exciting new science. And, if you want to share your science. Also if you want to talk to people with a wealth  … Read more

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Finding a Faculty Job

Identify what features of your next job are most important to you Do you care most about location? Tenure-track? Time for research? School size? Keep this list of “most important things” in mind as you’re searching. Start the search EARLY for faculty positions The bulk  … Read more

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Managing a Lab

Resources for researchers to help them start and manage a research lab (and the people in it!)

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Education Research: A Light in the Dark

Resources for educators and researchers interested in education research

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11 Tricks for Using OneNote as Your Lab Notebook

Over the past few months, I’ve presented two sessions describing the use of Microsoft OneNote as an electronic lab notebook at Harvard. As we’ve discussed previously on this blog, there are lots of options for digital lab notebooks, and all come with the enormous benefits  … Read more

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A Continuous Cycle of Learning and Mentorship

As my friend Rachel recently put it, the prevailing attitude when it comes to mentorship in science is along the lines of “no one trained me, so my trainees can figure it out by themselves,” with the implication that otherwise they are “not good enough  … Read more

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Career Options for Biomedical Scientists—A Book Review

As I wrap up my fifth year in graduate school, the topic of my “future plans” has begun to rear its ugly head with friends and family. Although I’ve wanted to go into science communication since I started my PhD, the need to start thinking  … Read more

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How to Get the Feedback You Need to Elevate Your Research

Stuck in a rut with your research project? Experiments not working? Or maybe you are generating lots of data, but you’re not sure if you’re heading in the best direction? Chances are you could use more feedback. Feedback is helpful for you to progress and  … Read more

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DIY career guidance: Tips and tricks on organizing a career seminar series

During your graduate education, you acquired many intangible skills, such as grant writing, scientific presentation, critical thinking, and experimental troubleshooting. Armed with all these skills and with a brand-new PhD in your pocket, you excitedly start a postdoc, an elusive training position in which you  … Read more

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