At the end of my graduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, I deeply dreaded doing a post-doctoral fellowship. How many more sleepless nights would I run the same mindless assays to find that the experiments didn’t work? How many more hundreds of nameless mice would be sacrific...
Not too long ago my neighborhood had a street festival, the kind that’s celebrated with a community parade, a Ferris wheel, and 26 dedicated street blocks for booths. One of those booths happened to be the local Department of Energy (DOE) Lab’s booth, where I volunteered to work.
Welcome, readers! I am Jenne Relucio, a pre-doctorate scientist at Stony Brook University in New York. As a guest blogger on Bio Careers, I will be writing about making the leap from the research bench to non-traditional careers in the life sciences. In my future entries (which I am planning to post...
This is the first in a series of blog entries geared towards all the science folk out there yearning for passion within their work. Admittedly, many are simply looking for work. That is entirely beside the point because there is always work to be done. After years of education or c...
As I sit here trying to figure out what to say, I keep asking myself: Who am I? There are so many ways to define myself. The demographic answer would be Hispanic female in her late 30s (very late), professional, married with 3 children. I’m sure the census would be happy with that answ...
Just recently, I have started to read some blogs (Yes, I know, I’m a little behind the times) about random science topics and in particular about women scientists in academia (I didn’t find any written by women in Industry). I have also been thinking of how I would like to do a blog. ...
I recently had a discussion with a VP of a reputable medical agency about the educational demographics of medical writers he works with, both internally and externally. He explained that about 75% of them had earned PhDs, a very high percentage. I asked him about doctors who had earned MDs or PharmD...