Workforce Issues

Five ways to prepare yourself to become a postdoc

April 14, 2017
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The end of a PhD is undoubtedly the end of an era. You’ve worked hard, and your work has paid…

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Resiliency and the Impact of Self-Efficacy

March 29, 2017
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Caroline leads a research team in a multinational corporation that develops medical equipment. She holds a PhD in biomedical engineering…

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The Postdoc Lab Search: Becoming a Little Fish in a Big Pond

March 10, 2017
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I grew up in New England about an hour outside of Boston. But an aversion to cold dreary winters and…

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Looking back: Advice to my younger self on how to make the most of PhD training

March 3, 2017
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As the realization sets in that I am in the second half of my fourth year of graduate school and…

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Who should be training trainees on reproducibility and ethics?

February 10, 2017
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A recent piece in Nature by Monya Baker, “Reproducibility: Seek out stronger science,” discussed the availability, or lack thereof, of…

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Mixing administration and research: academic positions off the beaten path

February 3, 2017
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After seven years as a postdoc at a research-intensive medical center, I decided it was time to spread my wings…

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Extending the olive branch: collaborating in science

January 27, 2017
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Collaboration involves two or more researchers within an institution, or across different institutions, working in either the same or different…

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Women In Science: The Untold Downside to Achievement

August 28, 2014
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Throughout my PhD years, I have worked passionately on the issue of “Women in Science.” Becoming the president of the…

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