Workforce Issues

Five fun ways to keep up with science outside your job

February 16, 2018
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Remember before science was your job? Chances are, you were a science-lover who read up on and was curious about…

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Three steps for scientists in the pursuit of happiness

January 5, 2018
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It’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to set new life and career goals. Although we…

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Five tips for transitioning from PhD to postdoc

December 15, 2017
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The end of your PhD is one of the most hectic times of your life. You have a huge list…

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Establish an official postdoctoral association in five easy steps

December 8, 2017
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Transitions to new career stages are always critical steps in one’s life. Whether you are moving on to be an…

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How to join the conversation

November 21, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am a second-year PhD student who joined a large lab full of confident and opinionated senior graduate…

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Choosing the right mentor for career success

November 17, 2017
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Mentoring is critical for the development and training of independent scientists but, all too often, not enough emphasis is placed…

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How bystanders can help end sexual harassment in academia

November 15, 2017
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It seems that you can’t open a news site without hearing another story about sexual harassment of women or worse.…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Valentina Greco on cultivating a passionate research team

October 13, 2017
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Valentina Greco is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Genetics, Cell Biology and Dermatology at Yale University, and is…

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Peer mentoring: colleagues as a resource for your career development

October 12, 2017
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“Find a good mentor.” At each level of our career, this is the advice we receive from well-meaning advisors.1 Professional…

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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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