Careers

Flipping the Classroom (and the Skeptics)

September 3, 2019
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Dear Labby, I am a third-year assistant professor at a research 1 university who has just been assigned to teach…

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Four leadership skills to boost your career

August 30, 2019
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Organizations value leadership skills immensely. Leadership ability is usually a hiring criterion. Including this trait in your resume and describing…

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A guide for more effective teaching for scientists

August 9, 2019
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All scientists serve in some capacity as teachers. Whether you are teaching a classroom of students, mentoring a colleague in…

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New program develops careers in academia

August 8, 2019
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The inaugural cohort of ASCB’s Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) program, funded through a National Institutes of Health IPERT grant, met…

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Improving sustainability in the research lab

July 23, 2019
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Last fall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a special report describing the devastating impacts of increasing global temperatures,…

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Shirin Bahmanyar: repairing the nuclear envelope; dismantling biases in STEM

July 19, 2019
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Shirin Bahmanyar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at Yale University. I had…

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The importance of being assertive

July 9, 2019
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As postdocs, we are expected to take charge of our careers. Yet many of us work in environments where we…

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Careers depend on how research is assessed

July 1, 2019
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Filling a faculty position can be a daunting process. Universities can receive hundreds of applications for a single opening. But…

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Alliance managers: at the interface of academia and industry

July 1, 2019
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In my job as an alliance manager I work at the interface of academia and industry, managing large-scale, industry-sponsored research…

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Becoming an agent of change

June 30, 2019
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I am 38 years old, but vividly still remember how it felt to be 12 and suddenly gay. Don’t get…

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