Funding Opportunities: The Indian Odyssey

“Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation wi…

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It’s time to enter the Science Comic Strip Competition!

SPREAD THE WORD! It’s time again to enter the Science Comic Strip Competition hosted by ASCB’s Committee for Students and Postdocs (COMPASS)! Maybe you’ve spent hours laughing at PhD comics or #whatweshouldcallgradschool and you are inspired to create your own science comic (and if you’ve…

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Strategies for a Successful (Non-Academic) Career Search: an Interview with ASCB Executive Director, Erika Shugart

Introduction Biomedical training for graduate students and postdocs can be enhanced by attending career seminars and professional development workshops, as well as through conversations with research mentors, teachers, laboratory peers, or classmates. In addition to universities, several scienti…

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Peer mentoring as a scientific researcher

Learning and teaching during postdoctoral training is an important aspect of academic research. Obtaining advice from peers on research and training helps develop technical skills and also fosters scientific friendship. Teaching juniors or peers about the science and discussing scientific literature…

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Reflections on Making the Leap

At ASCB, and especially here on the COMPASS blog, we frequently visit the topic of non-academic careers. Many of us have discussed the growing imbalance in academia, with greater numbers of PhD…

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Robert Morton—Microbiologist in Industry

1. Please describe your current position. I am the lab manager and I supervise microbiology lab personnel and equipment. I perform equipment and protocol validations for new or existing methods. I serve as the…

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The Early Lab Rat Gets the Cheese: My Observations as a High School Lab Intern

A year ago, I finished working on my International Baccalaureate personal project. It was a year-long culmination of research and community service where I taught underserved youth in a Guatemalan…

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Graduate Student Teaching: What Cell Biology and Statistics Have in Common

Most career paths in academia will at some point require teaching responsibilities. Expectations vary in terms of teaching responsibilities between large research universities/medical schools and …

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The Ethics of Authorship in Science

The publication of original findings plays a pivotal role in the advancement of science and technology, regardless of the scientific discipline. Moreover, it provides an empirical and theoretical rati…

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