Career Paths

katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Being a Supervisor

Over my career as a scientist I had the opportunity to mentor a number of students; both as a graduate student and then as a postdoc.  Most summers I had one summer student who I dedicated time and effort to;  both in teaching my research to, as well as teaching the skills necessary to ass...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Will “reshoring” = restoring jobs in the USA?

It’s the same old song---contaminated drugs from China.  The news was reported by Laurie Burkitt in the Wall Street Journal  on April 17, 2012.  Chinese authorities halted the sale of 13 drugs, because the gelatin capsules used in manufacturing were found to have high levels of the ...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Bench vs Bedside: Arrowsmith Revisited

In 1925, Sinclair Lewis published Arrowsmith (a novel for which he later won a Pulitzer Prize), the story of a young medical researcher.  Martin Arrowsmith, the protagonist, served as a role model for scores of medical students intent on devoting their lives to medical science.  The portra...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Public Health or Corporate Wealth?

I am sitting in an auditorium at Georgetown University attending a symposium on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on scientific publications and continuing medical education.  This is a decidedly hostile crowd.  The crusaders are all here, including Arnold Relman, MD, professor ...


lisanlparker

Lisan
Parker

Introductions-who I am, and what do I do now

Hello, my name is Lisan.  Biocareers has asked me to share my experiences and career path with you.  My sincere hope is that you will find the lessons that I and others have learned to be helpful as you journey and make your own career decisions.  Thank you Biocareers for this opportu...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

Got a Plan?

If you read my previous post  you know I’m a big fan of plans and being flexible about them too.  As I see many  trainees prioritizing another experiment over spending an hour to plan for their career, I thought of writing a post about how  to create your plan instead of waitin...


ctaylor

Cynthia
Lawley

Faking It

I was listening to Freakonomics Radio a few days ago, and there was a story about "faking it." The premise was the following:  for the purpose of streamlining communication, "greasing the wheels" of social interaction, we all fake it.  We may imply we are more spiritual or religious th...


jyoung

Jared
Young

Blogging about careers at liberal arts colleges

Hi, I’m Jared Young, and welcome to my blog at BioCareers. I’ll be writing about various aspects of careers in biology education. Since 2006 I’ve been a Professor on the tenure track at Mills College, a small women’s liberal arts college in Oakland, CA.


jyoung

Jared
Young

Parsing PUIs (1) – Requirements for tenure

When contemplating a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) career, take note that the nature of your job can vary considerably depending on the institution. This is part of a series of blogs that list some salient features of an institution that can affect your work.   Today’s focus - ...


jyoung

Jared
Young

Parsing PUIs (2) – Degrees granted at your institution

When contemplating a career in a Primarily Undergraduate Instition (PUI), take note that the nature of your job can vary considerably depending on the institution. This is part of a series of blogs that list some salient features of an institution that can affect your work.   Today’s focus ...