Career Paths

katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Following Directions

I was recently involved in the review process of the Summer Academy applications for my institution.  We accept around 50 scholars each summer for 10-12 week programs which consist of both high school and undergraduate students.  This is the first time I have been involved with this proces...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Letter to my Younger Self

I submitted an article to the Science club for girls website earlier this year.  The website states “Women who share a love of science, engineering and technology, who are in different stages of their careers, share with their “young selves” words of encouragement, glimpses into the futur...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

To postdoc - or not?

OK, I've made "postdoc" into a verb. Sorry about that, but the question remains "does one need to do one?”  The key to considering a postdoc as an optional first step rather than a logical or expected first step is in deciding what your long term goals are before you decide on a postdoc. I’...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

What’s your type?

Hello, my name is Gaia and I’m an INTJ. Now let me introduce myself in a more conventional manner: I graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2009 with a PhD in Immunology and then continued for a post-doc position at the NIH. After a year or so, I became a Program Manager at the NIH.


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

A big fat problem: new obesity drugs mean new regulatory jobs

In mid July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new diet pills.  No drugs in the class have been approved in the past 13 years.  There has been (pardon the pun)  an enormous groundswell of demand for anti-obesity drugs, both from medical professionals and from the publ...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Is reading research papers a chore? Here’s some time saving tips.

I presented a webinar this Wednesday on how to get a Ph.D. in as few years as possible.  I myself graduated after only 3 years in my thesis lab.  One of the things that really saved me time was the way I searched, organized and read research papers.  I’ll share some of these tips in...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

They love me…they love me not: why you did not get the job

How long is it now?  How many months of searching Monster, Biospace,  Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job?  Six months, nine months, a year?  How many screening interviews, HR  conversations,  talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs,  VPs?  Two intervi...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Do you have a reference for that?

When was the last time someone asked you that question? I guess it's the researchers' equivalent to the otherwise common questions of "how do you know?” or “who told you that?” So what did you answer? 


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Structure

Last week, I was sitting in a lab meeting, listening to about 8 other lab mates’ work, each of them working on different diseases, targeting different proteins and different organs, using different viral vectors. It stuck me that there was only a very broad unifying theme in this superlab. Sometim...


marina

Marina
Enachi

New Webinars on Transitioning from Academia and others, Coming Soon!

We would like to let you know about the next free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers: 1. Presenter: Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhD Topic: Career Path: "Science Policy: Making the Switch" Wed, 7/25/12, 1-2PM EST  Register to this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register...