Soak up the rest of summer

Pineapple Supply Co. on Unsplash Soak up the rest of summer Summer can be a great time to recharge your batteries and refresh your enthusiasm. The season is fast drawing to an end, but even if you haven’t done so yet, there may still be time to plan a vacation. In addition to t...

Use the power of persuasion to boost your job hunt

James Pond on Unsplash Use the power of persuasion to boost your job hunt You have all the elements needed for success: education, hands-on experience, the right CV and supporting materials. So why do you find yourself coming out of interviews not only without a job, but withou...

The toll of short-term contracts

erhui1979/iStockphoto The toll of short-term contracts Sophie Pelisson loves her job as a data scientist for Frateli Lab, a Paris-based R&D organization promoting equal opportunities in education. But it’s a far cry from the academic career she had in mind as she...

From computation to the ocean, a scientist finds his fit

For Mark Baumgartner, pictured here in his lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, a background in programming has been key to his career success. Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution From computation to the ocean, a scientist fi...

Who counts as an inventor? The answer could be worth millions

maogg/iStockphoto Who counts as an inventor? The answer could be worth millions For most scientists, the move from being a postdoc in a university lab to taking a job with a promising biotech startup is the path to higher income. For chemist Alexander Arefolov, howev...

Should you consider another degree after your Ph.D.?

Michał Grosicki / Unsplash Should you consider another degree after your Ph.D.? When Ruth Atherton decided that she wanted to pursue a career in patent law after she finished her Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, she knew she’d need to get a law degree to advance in her new ...

What comes after a Ph.D.? Check out the data

Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash What comes after a Ph.D.? Check out the data Ph.D. students may feel like it’s taking an extraordinarily long time to reach the day they submit their theses and move forward with their careers. The feeling is not unfounded: According to the mos...

Another tenure-track scientist bites the dust

nikko macaspac / Unsplash Another tenure-track scientist bites the dust Matthew usually didn’t like to check his grant review status on weekends. But he knew the study section had finished deliberating and had already announced whether to fund his two R01 research grant applica...

The need for speed in today’s job search environment

simonkr/iSotckphoto The need for speed in today’s job search environment The rise of overnight shipping has killed our patience. Don’t have that order you placed 2 days ago? What terrible service! Tooling Up is a monthly column about industry careers from recr...

Many postdocs face challenges securing parental leave, new report highlights

Colin Maynard/creative commons Many postdocs face challenges securing parental leave, new report highlights For postdocs who are preparing to have children, information about parental leave policies can be hard to find. One in 10 postdoc mothers and four in 10 postdo...
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