Career Paths

jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Money Isn’t Everything

In my last post, I wrote about the NatureJobs salary survey, and how North American women had slightly higher salaries than men at two years post degree, but lower salaries than men at all subsequent career stages.  I discussed a few reasons that could explain this data, such as taking time off...


tdp

Todd
Pihl

Insanity

  Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


tony_fox

Tony
Fox

Fear Is Funny

Fear is funny because it makes people do strange things.  It is strange to not pursue one’s ultimate goal in life.  It is odd to spend one’s time performing a job that yields no satisfaction.  Only a funny thing such as fear could result in such absurdity.  The most ironic as...


rkr

Randall
Ribaudo

Careers in Industry - It's really NOT the “Dark Side”

I'm struck by some of the postings in the blogosphere in which postdocs rail against peers who choose to pursue non-academic careers.  The reasoning typically goes something like “if you're not going to pursue research, then you shouldn't get a PhD.  You shouldn't take up that slot....


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Have no fear: Grant writing is here too

I once heard from a professor that post-docs at the NIH have no opportunities to write grants, and therefore, they don’t have a competitive edge in the academic market. However, as a current post-doc at the NIH, not only have I just written a grant to compete for research funding, I even took ...


lisaraenae

Lisa
Sproul Hoverman

Volunteer Researchers Needed and Appreciated!

“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.”  ~Albert Schweitzer With a great background in biology or biomedical research, you landed a great job in consulting, advising, teaching, writing, or advocating!  However, you have to admit, in the evenings and on the weeken...


tdp

Todd
Pihl

Communications is more than just talk

“The flight will be delayed while several of the seats on the plane are replaced. Believe me, we REALLY want this to happen.” It is highly likely that this is about the last thing you want to hear when you are waiting to board a plane. Of course you also might think this is about the last thi...


christie.a.canaria

Christie
Canaria

What does a scientist look like?

Today is my birthday! It's really just another day. I don't feel older than I did yesterday. I don't look older than I did yesterday. Sometimes, though, I wonder how work would feel if I visibly aged - just a little - overnight. For the most part, I consider myself lucky in the aging process....


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

The juggling act of work/life balance

This week I found a great article on work/life balance that actually aligns very well with my philosophy in this area (The 10 secrets of one Unflappable mother).  Most people will tell you that to have balance, you must set clear limits between your work and your personal life, yet I belie...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

So you want to go freelance?

My first step toward freelancing was moonlighting. Actually, it was the unintended result of interviewing for a staff job as a medical writer but being offered a consultant contract instead of a full-time position. Not knowing if it would work out, I kept my “day job” while I completed my fir...