As postdocs, we toiled away our early 20s in graduate school working 50+ hours a week in research labs and teaching as a necessary rite of passage on the career path to academia. We justified our meager stipends, long hours, and general dissatisfaction in life with the promise of a brighter, better-...
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is an interesting experiment into publically funded research. It was born from a state referendum in which Proposition 71 was passed on November 2, 2004. It is a state agency which was provided $3 billion in funding for stem cell ...
One of the most important aspects of successful science is in the revising of talks, manuscripts, and grant proposals and in the troubleshooting of experiments. If you think about it, revising and troubleshooting are essentially the same process with one applied to improving communication and the ot...
Postdoctoral fellowships provide budding scientists with the advanced training necessary to prepare us for the next step in our careers. Traditionally, these fellowships are geared toward a future in academic research. For most of us, however, as I described in my first post, our career paths will l...
I’ve sent rough drafts of my research chapters to my boss, but I’m having an unbelievable bout of writers’ block for the conclusions chapter. I have a section at the end of every research chapter with conclusions, some discussion and implications, and future directions. These are standard item...
You know that an academic life may not be the right one for you, but what do you do now? For many people, myself included, the academic path has been a straightforward one that offered little opportunity to learn about the other career choices available in the world. Even as I knew I wan...
I am excited to serve as a guest blogger for Bio Careers. Please allow me to introduce myself - my name is Meghan Mott, and I am a postdoctoral fellow at NIH. I work in the Laboratory of Molecular Physiology at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Our lab uses zebrafish to model s...
My post today involves a different flavor. You will come across many instructive articles on Bio Careers and elsewhere on the Internet job search and the current economy, so let me tell you right now, I shall not be talking of any of these.The 14 Steps to freedom, 3 moves to marketing and the ever-g...
Every researcher has got to tell the world what he/she has been working on for all those Saturday nights when he/she didn't go out. So that's what I'll be doing March 20 at the City College of New York Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium! Come and join the discussion on the neuroscience of pop music, ...