Workforce Issues

Out of la-la land

May 18, 2018
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A friend from graduate school often referred to academia as “La-la land.” The expression has stuck with me, partially because…

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Let’s face lab bullying, part 2

May 4, 2018
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Many people think that harassment is a normal part of life in academia, because “it has always been this way.”…

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Tone deaf?

April 23, 2018
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Dear Labby, As a first-year woman medical student, I have appreciated my medical school’s efforts to mitigate unconscious bias. However,…

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Burnout: solutions from 10,000 feet

April 20, 2018
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As the spring semester comes to an end, I often find myself joking with our first-year graduate students, “Welcome to…

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Insights for STEM researchers on going global: A voice from the social sciences

April 17, 2018
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Increasing American women’s representation and impact in scientific and technical fields is not only a national imperative—it’s a global goal,…

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Six ways to start something new in the lab

April 13, 2018
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You walk into the lab right on time (before 9:00 am of course!), pull out your precisely written protocol from…

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Know an assistant professor in need of grant writing help?

March 20, 2018
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The ASCB Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Mentoring Program aims to promote grant funding success for junior faculty or…

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Bullying in science: let’s face the problem

March 16, 2018
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The likelihood of a good scientist succeeding depends on infinite factors. At some point, we have all experienced the fact…

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Balancing demands as a new faculty member

March 15, 2018
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Dear Labby, I am just completing my first semester as an assistant professor. After five years as an international postdoc…

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Paying it forward: how we can do better for our undergrads

February 23, 2018
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The vast majority of us discovered our love of research in our undergraduate career and some of us even earlier…

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