academia

Out and back: How searching for a non-academic career led me to academia

August 3, 2018
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In college, I joined the cross country team. I wanted to try something new and they needed bodies. To get…

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Is an Academic Career Just a Dream?

June 21, 2018
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Dear Labby, I am a fifth-year cell biology graduate student doing basic research at a major research university. I am…

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The stranger in the lab: Staff scientists—who they are, what they do and how they improve academia

March 9, 2018
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When you think of lab personnel, you probably think of the PI, postdocs, graduate students and even some undergrads. However,…

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Why PhDs should consider a career in academia

July 6, 2017
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Doctoral and postdoctoral trainees these days may be steering away from what was once thought to be their most obvious…

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