My husband and I chose to be pregnant during my time as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Pittsburgh Medical School. A lot of women in scientific lab-based research make this choice during their time as a graduate student or postdoc. Pregnancy in itself is a unique and eventful expe...
Looking for a job in this competitive market can at times be frustrating. It is difficult to discern what a potential employer is looking for in your application packet and, if you are looking for positions outside the bench, it can be nearly impossible to detail how your previous experience i...
THE NONIMMIGRANT VISA WAVIER PILOT PROGRAM IS NOW PERMANENT - MAKING LIFE SIMPLER FOR ALMOST EVERYONE! ESPECIALLY INDIANS AND CHINESE CITIZENS, WHO OFTEN NEED TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO REACH THEIR US CONSULATE.
Hello Bio Careers community! I am excited to have joined the rest of the bloggers in this little endeavor.Just to give a little perspective, I am a cell biologist at heart, and my training has been focused in the biomedical sciences. I am one of those crazy people who believe that academic science i...
Today, I want to discuss something that I think half the population (at least) will never have considered. The other half will probably think about it at some point in their lives. For some, it is an easy decision, while for others (and that includes myself), it is problematic. I a...
Fear is defined by many as being afraid or apprehensive. We all have thousands of fears, many of which are very rational. These rational fears ultimately prevent us from being hurt in some way. We also all have hundreds or thousands of irrational fears. These irrational fears canprevent us from doin...
Sometimes the science career track can feel like a track you are stuck on. If you are starting to feel like your career options are limited to being faculty or failure, or that you just want to give up and go back to school to learn a trade, you might not be aware of some of the really interesting c...
There is a heart-wrenching myth among us PhDs, which is that PhDs are failures if they do not obtain a tenure track faculty position. The “failure myth” has been perpetuated for decades and has thus been heard by most all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (and many others…). This ...
Many of us have become accustomed to traveling with carrying a number of electronics when we travel. I will often have my iPhone, my iPad mini, and a laptop, as each serves a different purpose. I try to keep each as “clean” as possible, so that if one if stolen or lost, I’m losing...
Every employment-based immigrant must wait for his priority date to be current before he can become a legal permanent resident. Understanding the priority date is especially important for scientists who were born in China (mainland), India, Mexico, and the Philippines.