Careers

Shedding light on the dark side: how to become an administrator

June 11, 2019
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DEAR LABBY: I’m a midcareer cell biologist at a large research university. Recently, I’ve found myself on some university committees, through…

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Maximizing your postdoc

May 24, 2019
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We’ve read the writing on the wall. Academia isn’t for everyone. There aren’t enough positions to be filled, yet, more…

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transferable skills

Do PhDs have transferable skills?

May 15, 2019
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Have you ever wondered if you possess any “transferable skills” as a graduate student or postdoc? If so, you’re not…

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Nasser Rusan on telling a story with your science

May 10, 2019
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This month for How Cell Biologists Work, we feature  Nasser Rusan, an Earl Stadtman PI in the National Heart, Lung,…

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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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