I found an interesting blog by “Dr. 27” about her career path from PhD to postdoc to staff scientist. Some really great stuff there! Two posts I thought were really interesting were her descriptions of day to day life as a lab manager – the posts are from a few years ago, but definitely still… Read More Dr 27 – being a lab manager
I’ve been looking for jobs for a little while now, mainly outside of academia, and the number one piece of feedback I’ve been getting is that companies are looking for applicants with postdoctoral experience. I can’t help but feel that if I’m not interested in continuing in academia, I should make the move as soon… Read More Should I do a postdoc?
Here’s an excellent article summing up some of the concerns and potential impacts of Brexit on UK science by my friend Gary McDowell. The result of the vote has made me pause and have to reconsider my intention to move back to the UK, for many of the reasons discussed in Gary’s article. I’m based… Read More Brexit and UK science
This *new to scicomm* resource looks great! As it’s put together by someone from the PSI-COM community, it’s mainly UK info, but still a great resource for those interested in moving into the science communication field. Opportunities for anyone starting out in science communication, sci-comm, STEM outreach or whatever you want to call it! Check… Read More newtoscicomm
Usually our CVs list only our shining accomplishments and it can be hard to remember that everyone goes through some amount of failure before becoming a success. ALL of us have applied for grants and positions we did not get, or had papers rejected from journals. Melanie Stefan wrote a piece for naturejobs in 2010 about… Read More CV of Failures
I’m so glad I found these just before my first phone interview, they really helped me prepare and think about what I wanted out of a position at the company. These are questions for anyone interviewing for a job, in any field, but can definitely be applied to jobs in science and research fields. A… Read More 10 Job Interview Questions You Should Ask (Forbes)
Dana Berry has just launched a new series on alternative science careers on the BioMedCentral Blog – she works for BMC as a Development Editor and describes her motivation for the series and her career path in the first entry – here. So far the series includes publishing roles, science policy, and community management. To… Read More New Science Careers Blog