General Postdoc-CD

DIY career guidance: Tips and tricks on organizing a career seminar series

February 27, 2015
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During your graduate education, you acquired many intangible skills, such as grant writing, scientific presentation, critical thinking, and experimental troubleshooting.…

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Mind the Gap—The Scary Gulf Between Scientists and the Public

February 17, 2015

Last week I wrote about the unnecessary measles anti-vax crisis and the failure of science communication. I’d like to return…

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Grab That Citation! Flex Your Footnotes! The Big Four Reference Managers

February 4, 2015

Reference managers aren’t just for managing citations anymore. These days, reference (a.k.a. citation or personal bibliographic) management software can toss…

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One Postdoc’s Adventures in Science Education Outreach

January 30, 2015
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Ask a scientist why they don’t engage with the public, and they are likely to tell you that they simply…

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Workforce Issues: What About the Postdocs Already Swimming in the Pool? What Becomes of Us?

January 16, 2015
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As postdoctoral researchers, sometimes we feel a little unloved. Alternately, we feel like a mysterious emerging disease: Nobody seems to…

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COMPASS Wrap Up from ASCB 2014

December 12, 2014

After 17 Symposium talks, 238 minisymposium talks, 112 ePosters, 2400 posters, and an unknown number of Philly cheesesteaks, the 2014…

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A Postdoc Is a Postdoc Is a Postdoc?

November 21, 2014

“Postdocs” may share a common colloquial (if not official) title, but their benefits and compensation actually vary widely from institution…

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Poster Advice, Timeless and Otherwise

November 7, 2014
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With the annual meeting fast approaching, it’s time once again to start putting together your poster. There are innumerable websites…

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The National Academies’ Research Associateship Programs

November 6, 2014

The National Academies’ Research Associateship Programs administer postdoctoral (within five years of the doctorate) and senior (normally five years or…

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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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