Information seems to be the hot word today. It’s one of those slippery concepts that exists in a somewhat definable way in mathematics and science – particularly in information theory – but it is a hot item with or without a precise way to define it. Just look at finance, media, or a zillion o...
Hi everyone!A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to answer this question in the Bio Careers discussion forum on LinkedIn. I thought the subject would be a good blog topic.By the way, if you haven’t joined the groups on Linkedin and Facebook, please do so. They are a great resource for you.
The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology. The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective. Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pa...
Last week in Boston, I attended a professional advancement session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., current president of the AACR, addressed the young research investigators and trainees in attendanc...
Hi Everyone! A frequent question I get from job seekers is this – “how should I handle rejection?” I thought it would make a worthy blog topic, so here is my take on the subject…let’s first talk about what NOT to do – “DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY” Ok, easier said than d...
It isn’t unusual for two scientists to become a couple. It is obvious really; we spend most of our time at work, so the majority of people we meet are also scientists. Plus, our partner then understands our focus on our research and the long hours we work towards our ultimate goals; te...
There’s a lot to balance in the post-interview process: etiquette, timelines, and taking advantage of your last chance to sell yourself to the hiring manager. (You can even do damage control, if necessary.) In the video below, I’ll tell you why your thank you note should ALWAY...
If you’re in the job search, fear very likely looms large in your consciousness. And I don’t mean the obvious financial fears of losing your house or your retirement. I mean the smaller, quieter fears that fewer people talk about, but that can affect you just as much: the fear ...
I saw there were a couple of questions in my last blog related to my short story starting in Albania, continuing in Turkey and UK, and ending up in USA. I admit, only when I look back it seems a handful. Otherwise, I have the impression it is the most normal life occurrence. I think this is partiall...