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Univ NM’s IRACDA for teaching postdocs has 2 slots – apply now!

The ASERT Program at the University of New Mexico is an IRACDA program that has 2 slots left for postdocs seeking dual training in research and teaching -- Apply Now! Start date Sept. 1, 2016. The...

UCLA’s new IRACDA for teaching postdocs – deadline Sept 1, 2016

UCLA has been awarded an NIH-sponsored IRACDA for a "teaching postdoc" training program, in partnership with CSULA. UCLA has been awarded an Institutional Research and Academic Career Development ...

Collaborations: Pros and Cons

  Collaborations between scientists have become integral to speeding up research progress and making more discoveries in shorter time periods. Bringing several researchers together offers ...

The Minority Report—When Simply Adding Numbers is Not Enough

A few weeks ago, Gary McDowell reported on the “Increasing Diversity in a Changing Research Landscape” subgroup held at the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting. This session provided many suggestions and exa...

Behind Every Successful Career is a Mentor

A mentor, an experienced and trusted advisor, is critical to creating a successful career, and most influential people will claim to have had the support of at least one mentor. However, as Hashem poi...

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...

Managing a Lab

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

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 ...

Closing Doors on Grad School

Graduate school is an experience that has no handbook or manual. Most graduate students’ sojourn through this unique period in their lives is filled with trial and error. It’s essentially a do-it-...

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...