Career Paths

DebojyotiDhar

Debojyoti
Dhar

The hub and spoke model – from aviation to pharma

Every idea has its place under the sun. Two industries, pharmaceuticals and aviation which are known to be ‘high risk – high gain’ business are strikingly employing similar practices in order to maximize productivity and profits.Everyone would agree that both aviation and pharmaceutical busine...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

How to set yourself apart from the rest? The importance of your social skills and attitude in the job

For every job available out there, no matter the discipline, we can find hundreds of applicants equally qualified who can fill that position. 


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Making a journal short list

At some point, you will have to choose journals to submit your articles to. Finding the right journal is important because if your article isn’t published in a timely fashion, say within a year of a congress presentation, no one will know about it, and a delay will make someone ask, “why di...


fabiansa

Fabian
Zanella

Try to get your weekends back: A tale of stem cells and their intensity

I read this very interesting article in Forbes, and saw many take always and good advice. So I decided to share it, combined with my own experience.


Michael.Salgaller

Michael
Salgaller

Are you diminishing yourself and your accomplishments by using these two words?

Are you diminishing yourself and your accomplishments by using these two words?Science as a discipline and career path is, by its nature, highly hierarchical. That is, chances are strong the organization you work with is structured vertically. There is a clear pecking order, a clear chain of command...


cory.bernhards

Robert Cory
Bernhards

Postdoc Job Advertising for Military Research Institutes

Ever wonder why you never hear about postdoc job opportunities at military research institutes?  One reason is that adequate job advertising is severely lacking or completely absent for most military research postdoc positions.  As a result, most prospective postdocs have no idea where to ...


andrea.habura

Andrea
Habura

The Bones Beneath the Skin

One of the best things about a science education is that it teaches you to see the bones beneath the skin. In some cases, literally (hello there, anatomy people!), but mostly in the sense that we learn to see the hidden processes that drive the physical world. Being a scientist means you’ll n...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M! - Energy

There is something very attractive about a listening to a person excited about what they are saying.  Many times, the conversation is more interesting and enjoyable because there is an energy that is associated with the person talking.  You want to leave this type of impression with pharma...


cory.bernhards

Robert Cory
Bernhards

Academia, Industry, or Government?

The major question almost all graduating PhDs face is whether to pursue a career in academia, industry, or government.  I’ll discuss pros and cons of each along with some common misconceptions.Many graduate students are under the false impression that most PhDs go into academia.  This is...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M! – Analysis

When transition from academia to pharma industry, you will be hired to solve problems.  There is a reason that they are looking to hire someone.  The company has a problem of some type.  Maybe it’s because that they have more work than can be completed by the staff at hand.   M...