Careers

Coping with the challenges of being a scientist and a parent

October 14, 2019
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Dear Labby, After a scientifically exciting, very productive, and intense postdoc, I got my dream job and am ready to…

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The ultimate dilemma of graduate student committee meetings: to bring food or not?

October 4, 2019
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Committee meetings are a common occurrence for graduate students and a great opportunity to share your data, gather feedback, work…

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Non-academic career paths for PhDs

September 27, 2019
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About two decades ago, PhDs often chose the traditional academic career route, where one started with a postdoc and later…

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Successful grants achieved with some help from FRED

September 25, 2019
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ASCB’s Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) program—designed to promote grant-funding success—has come full circle. Both the inaugural cohort that…

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Jennifer Bagwell balances lab manager and research scientist responsibilities

September 13, 2019
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Our featured cell biologist this month is Jennifer Bagwell, a lab manager in the Department of Developmental Biology in the…

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How mindfulness can help you take control in grad school

September 11, 2019
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As I placed my 96-well plate in the plate reader, I could feel my peripheral vision fading, my heart racing,…

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Synergy of Science and Career Development

September 4, 2019
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How can we help cell biology students follow career paths that are right for them? When I ask students what…

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biotech mini course

One-day biotech mini-course offers behind-the-scenes look at industry

September 4, 2019
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A one-day biotechnology mini-course, presented by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), offers a…

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Flipping the Classroom (and the Skeptics)

September 3, 2019
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Dear Labby, I am a third-year assistant professor at a research 1 university who has just been assigned to teach…

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Four leadership skills to boost your career

August 30, 2019
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Organizations value leadership skills immensely. Leadership ability is usually a hiring criterion. Including this trait in your resume and describing…

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