Careers

Outreach Grants Will Promote Basic Science from Galway to San Quentin Prison

September 25, 2014

Inmate-college students at San Quentin Prison will soon have microscopes for their biology lab through an ASCB Outreach Grant, offered by…

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Nontraditional Careers: Science Policy

September 16, 2014

A doctorate in biology is preparation to do more than just bench work, said Lyric Jorgenson, a PhD who now…

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The Imperfect Mathematics: Grants + Publications = Academic Jobs = Individual Success + Broken System

September 12, 2014
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If you are a scientist, you know at least a little bit about the current crisis academia is suffering. The…

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How to Prepare for and Take Advantage of the Upcoming Conference Season

September 5, 2014
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ASCB PhotoAn academic year is over, and a new one has begun. For us in the lab, it may seem…

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How Competitive Should Science Be?

August 29, 2014
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Duncker, Karl (1945). On Problem Solving, Psychological Monographs, 58, American Psychological Association OCLC: 9687931Intense competition in the biomedical sciences has…

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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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Science, a Cause Worth Fightin’ for

August 22, 2014
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Although there may be quite a lot of science in the news lately (the Ebola scare, climate change, 2013 Merriam-Webster’s…

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Are Unpaid Postdocs the Next Trend in Biomedical Research?

August 15, 2014
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San Diego radio station KPBS reported last year that a local lab was looking for a PhD to work for…

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Nontraditional Science Careers: Consultant

August 14, 2014

The secret is out. There is life beyond the lab or the classroom for someone with a PhD in molecular…

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Know What You’re Getting into Before Grad School

August 8, 2014
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There are many reasons for wanting to go to graduate school: You want to become a professor, you love pipetting…

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