In Part 1, David Rasko, PhD, shared his tips for post-docs who are looking for a research position at an academic institution. David is an Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a scientist at the Institute for Genome Sciences, ...
After a nice workout, I like to eat breakfast in front of my computer and read the Bio Careers blogs. Two blogs caught my attention this week. The first one, by Wenny Lyn, “Scientists and social media” discussed how scientists may not be comfortable with innovative tools for co...
We all know that you can’t do much without money. As the saying goes, “money makes the world go round.” Many of you will never have worked for, or been associated with, a non-profit organisation so you have probably never considered the amount of work necessary to keep them financi...
You travel to another city for a day of interviews. Often, you will be parked in a room, and a parade of people rotates through. HR, your direct report, people above you in the hierarchy and people below. Lab people, lawyer people, likeable people, and some not so much. And ...
“Mandy, I still remember the first time we got to know each other,” my friend said during a four-hour road trip a couple of weeks ago. “We were riding a bus to New York City, and I really wanted to get to know you and to understand what you work on, but all I could figure out was that th...
Recently I watched the Oscar-winning movie Babe for the first time (I know. What took me so long, right!?). It is an awesomely inspiring film where a pig raised by sheep dogs resists his destiny of being humans’ dinner and is determined to become a sheep pig (a pig that herds sheep). Along the way...
Has anybody thought that reality and actuality is not always the same? There may not be many people like those in Reality TV shows, but has anybody thought about its actuality? I will use GAMBLING as an example to discuss reality and actuality.Do scientists gamble? Many scientists would say: “No, ...
I am Siva Muthukrishnan, a Scientist at the Fabric and Home Care Business of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, USA. As this is my first venture at writing a blog with a career focus, I will try to share some stories that might add perspectives to your career. I am very excited to...
You’re completing your doctorate and planning to apply to an academic institution to continue your research. What steps can you take with your application to improve your chances of being accepted?