Careers

Making best use of technology for teaching

December 27, 2019
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Dear Labby, I am a new professor at an undergraduate institution. I recently learned that we are required to teach…

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How and why to form a female leadership group

December 19, 2019
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A Skills Course on Female Leadership We’ve learned to be excellent scientists through years of training and keen observation. However,…

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Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine

November 27, 2019
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This is a unique time for scientists and society. As scientists, we must explain how our work (and taxpayer dollars)…

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Four ways to use social media to get people to your poster (or talk)

November 22, 2019
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Who cares what my dish at a restaurant looks like, or what my cat is doing on a Wednesday evening?…

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Finding your success

November 8, 2019
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There are two types of situations that make you feel like a failure as a scientist. One is inevitable and…

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Staying positive about negative data

November 1, 2019
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The next time you are considering taking time off, remember that if Alexander Fleming hadn’t taken a two-week vacation he…

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Navigating Toward Your Next Career Transition

October 29, 2019
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Navigating your career can be messy. Too often, we leave career exploration to chance and assume that over time we…

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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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