Professional Development

What’s next after a PhD?

October 10, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am about 18 months from filing my PhD thesis (finally) and I am considering my post-PhD options.…

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You’re not alone: postdoctoral associations as a way to create a supportive network

September 29, 2017
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The world “postdoc” simply means “after doctorate,” which does not define the job, but rather simply states that one got…

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Career enhancement sessions provide diverse offerings for meeting attendees

September 21, 2017
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Along with the myriad scientific speeches, talks, and Symposia offered at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December, the…

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Scientists without borders: Club SciWri

September 20, 2017
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It was a crisp fall afternoon when I attended a lecture by Ananda Ghosh on technology transfer at Albert Einstein…

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The importance of mentorship: how to make the most of who you know

September 15, 2017
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Right after handing in my doctoral thesis I had the great opportunity to intern with Cancer Research UK, which is…

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Taking the Terror out of Random Call

September 11, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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The scientist’s dilemma: The average person doesn’t understand what I do

September 1, 2017
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In April over a million people marched in 600+ marches around the world advocating for science. As a scientist who…

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Four ways trainees can use leadership as self-care

August 18, 2017
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What does your go-to example of a leader look like? Is it the president of your university? A camp counselor…

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Medical Science Liaison: a career option for PhDs

August 4, 2017
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In the past, earning a PhD degree would typically lead to an academic position at a research institute or university.…

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Journal of Postdoctoral Research: an avenue for postdocs to publish their science

July 28, 2017
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As scientists, we need to become good at critiquing our own and our peers’ research. Analyzing and commenting on research…

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