COMPASS Careers

Writing as a scientist: a skill for life

July 20, 2018
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In today’s intense research environment, scientists must become effective communicators in order to gain a competitive edge and to make…

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The Postdoc Lab Search: Becoming a Little Fish in a Big Pond

March 10, 2017
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I grew up in New England about an hour outside of Boston. But an aversion to cold dreary winters and…

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Career Perspectives: Naresh Sunkara, CEO, Founder of Nosocom Solutions Inc

March 8, 2017
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Please describe your current position. I am the founder and CEO of a startup, Nosocom Solutions Inc., through which we…

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Looking back: Advice to my younger self on how to make the most of PhD training

March 3, 2017
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As the realization sets in that I am in the second half of my fourth year of graduate school and…

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Cell Biology in China: An Interview with Xuebiao Yao

February 24, 2017
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The last decade in China has witnessed great momentum in the development of science and technology, including molecular and cell…

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Career Perspectives: Meghan Mott, Chief of Staff, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH

February 14, 2017
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Please describe your current position. I serve as a representative for the NINDS Director, communicating policy, managing resources, and guiding…

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Who should be training trainees on reproducibility and ethics?

February 10, 2017
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A recent piece in Nature by Monya Baker, “Reproducibility: Seek out stronger science,” discussed the availability, or lack thereof, of…

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Extending the olive branch: collaborating in science

January 27, 2017
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Collaboration involves two or more researchers within an institution, or across different institutions, working in either the same or different…

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Career Perspectives: Isaac Strong , high school biology teacher

January 18, 2017
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  Please describe your current position. I am a high school Biology teacher at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San…

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How Cell Biologists Work: Amy Gladfelter on the “random-skip,” using your intuition, and crossing things off

January 5, 2017
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The cell biology field is full of creative people and just as many creative approaches to doing great science. As…

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