Career Paths

samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Life after PhD

My life after obtaining a Ph.D. has been one that’s filled with change and opportunities.  Since I graduated from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan last summer, I have launched campus organizations, led my own entrepreneurial team in exciting projects, became a postdoctor...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

What Kind of Doc Do You Want to Be…MD or PhD?

I came to a critical juncture in my career in 1969.  I was pre-med for the first three years of my undergrad studies at Tufts where the environment was toxic and cut throat. Though I never saw such things, it was rumored that students sabotaged each other’s experiments.  In physical chem...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Knowing when to punt

Knowing when to punt is an important part of creativity. Sometimes, some ideas don’t work out how you expect them to and knowing when to let them go can be the difference between going stale and going forward. 


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Philanthropy: your next source of funding?

How many of us have heard that getting grants is much harder now than it was in the “good old days?”  Well, I have only been researching full time since I began my postgraduate research, which was 11 years ago, and I don’t think I see a change.  Maybe I am not old enough to really se...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Marketing for Scientists

I often hear people in different jobs and career levels comment that in this economy there are no jobs or funding to apply for.  With all the advice from the various Bio Careers bloggers, and from receiving career opportunity updates, I know that is wrong.  Therefore, how do you make yours...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Empowerment Towards Real Success

In January, my local AWIS chapter event was a seminar given by Joan Moran on Empowering Women Towards Real Success.  Joan has had an exceedingly interesting life with a variety of career changes: a background in theatre, an entrepreneur, artistic director, actress, producer, a teacher of acting...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

What was it that you said?

…or wanted to say? …or wrote? How many times have you seen the phrase “... must have excellent written and oral communication skills” listed among the qualifications needed to get a job? 


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The Importance of Transparency

Recently there have been a number of articles in high impact journals discussing the ethics of researching and publishing on deadly viruses (for a synopsis http://www.nature.com/news/specials/mutantflu/index.html?WT.ec_id=NEWS-20120124).  I am talking about the two independent research groups w...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Just where do you think you’re going?

We’ve all heard that question before. Even if one just answers “out,” not wanting to get into the details, it’s good to have a destination in mind. Some of you will have guessed that this is really a metaphor for life after grad school. Want another one? I saw a cartoon in the New Yorker mag...


ruijia2005

Ray
Wang

The Great Wall

The Chinese people began to build the Great Wall of China in the 5th century BC. The great wall is for protecting the country from invasion, theft and plunder. Today, as we enter the globalized technical-oriented industrial/business world, protection like the Great Wall is still needed, even more es...