Workforce Issues

Virtual babysitting: A small patch for the childcare challenge

January 20, 2021
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COVID-19: As scientists, we can glory in our community’s creativity and use of technology in generating multiple vaccines in record…

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Mental health resources for trainees are more important than ever

August 28, 2020
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Over the years, my siblings and close friends have sought mental health resources like therapy, psychoanalysis, or psychiatry, so I…

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Lab bullying: talking is still the only solution

October 25, 2019
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If you are passionate about science, you deserve the opportunity to work in academia. Do you think that abusive supervisors…

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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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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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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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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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Careers depend on how research is assessed

July 1, 2019
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Filling a faculty position can be a daunting process. Universities can receive hundreds of applications for a single opening. But…

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Becoming an LGBTQ+ ally as a mentor or peer

June 27, 2019
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Regardless of your background, almost everyone has had the experience of feeling like an outsider. For some of us, it…

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