Careers

Starting conversations with colleagues about evidence-based teaching

May 2, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I’m a biologist and biology education researcher. I read journals like CBE–Life Sciences Education (LSE) to learn…

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Self-knowledge on the science career journey

May 1, 2019
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Understanding your career options and paths is only half the work you will do as a grad student or postdoc…

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Five tips for surviving the academic job market

April 19, 2019
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“I’m going on the job market”—me, May 2018. At the time I had no idea of the gravity this statement…

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Symbiosis: the mutual benefits of mentoring undergraduates in the lab

April 12, 2019
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As a PhD student in a small lab, I recently asked my PI if we could recruit some undergraduates to…

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Your summer vacation may help you get a biotech job

April 12, 2019
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Spend a week this summer training for a biotech career. Join a week-long, hands-on course to help you transition to…

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Apply for active learning mentoring by April 30

April 8, 2019
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Apply for active learning mentoring by April 30 Could you use help in incorporating active learning into your lecture course?…

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Art-Science Collaborations: What are they good for?

April 5, 2019
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Interdisciplinary, collaborative: these buzzwords often appear in the descriptions of grant proposals, university departments, or new training initiatives to highlight…

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Questions to ask when choosing a grad school

March 22, 2019
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‘Tis the season for graduate school acceptances! With final decisions due in about a month, you’re likely weighing your options.…

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My experiences making a video

March 20, 2019
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I’ve made exactly two videos, both of which were based on our research but which nonetheless differed significantly in terms…

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Why so serious? The surprising importance of informal seminars

March 15, 2019
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In academia, seminars are the classrooms we never really leave. As a keystone of intellectual exchange, seminars, whether large or…

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