Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS)

improve sustainability research lab

Improving sustainability in the research lab

July 23, 2019
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Last fall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report describing the devastating impacts of increasing global temperatures,…

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Shirin Bahmanyar: repairing the nuclear envelope; dismantling biases in STEM

July 19, 2019
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Shirin Bahmanyar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at Yale University. I had…

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The importance of being assertive

July 9, 2019
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As postdocs, we are expected to take charge of our careers. Yet many of us work in environments where we…

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Science outreach in the social media era

June 28, 2019
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The importance of social media in our lives—the good, the bad, and everything in between—is not surprising to anyone. The…

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Ahna Skop: visualizing grants, traveling to increase empathy, the importance of studying the cell’s ‘garbage can’

June 21, 2019
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Ahna Skop is a Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an affiliate faculty member in…

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Six tips to improve your LinkedIn profile for nonacademic jobs

June 17, 2019
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Searching for a job after finishing your PhD can be a tedious and complicated process. For the minority of graduate…

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engaging members of congress

Ways to engage with your members of Congress

May 31, 2019
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What does it take to schedule a meeting with members of Congress? Or their staffers? A lofty title or prestigious…

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Maximizing your postdoc

May 24, 2019
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We’ve read the writing on the wall. Academia isn’t for everyone. There aren’t enough positions to be filled, yet, more…

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transferable skills

Do PhDs have transferable skills?

May 15, 2019
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Have you ever wondered if you possess any “transferable skills” as a graduate student or postdoc? If so, you’re not…

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Nasser Rusan on telling a story with your science

May 10, 2019
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This month for How Cell Biologists Work, we feature  Nasser Rusan, an Earl Stadtman PI in the National Heart, Lung,…

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