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6 Career Building Steps to Take While in Graduate School

You chose a great lab in a great graduate program, you work around the clock to get data, you know the literature like the back of your hand, and you have regular meetings with your boss to assess your...
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Scientific Conferences: What to Expect Other Than Lectures and Coffee?

Ever wanted to go to a conference, but don’t know what to expect, which one to go to, or how to even begin to ask your boss to let you attend a conference? Look no further! I have some suggestions on how...
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Why You Should Defend Science

It’s probably safe to say that most people reading this article are big fans of science. As scientists, we love using rigorous methods to learn more about how the world works. So it may come as a shock to...
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A Graduate Degree in Biomedical Science: 5 Things You Should Know

As a child, chances are that there were a few different things you wanted to be when you grew up—an NBA player, an astronaut, a rock star. And as you were growing up, you started shifting your interests...
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How to Have a Great Scientific Collaboration

Why do we need scientific collaboration? There is no science without collaboration: science is incredibly social. When you publish a paper or even a conference abstract, you collaborate with editors or a...
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Science Research at the Crossroads: Academia versus Industry

Academia or industry? Basic research or applied research? You are thinking of what to do next. What is right for you? Honestly, it is a never ending discussion. So what should you do? Here are some insider...
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How to Become a Medical Writer

If there is one profession that benefited from globalization, it is the medical writer. While the university research groups shrink and global biomedical companies fire their research stuff, medical writing...
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Qualifications for Off-the-Bench Science Careers

Scientific research is a demanding and stressful career requiring lots of patience, dedication and hard work. Sadly the monetary benefits are not commensurate with the effort. Moreover, lack of opportunities,...
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What Comes Next After Completing Your Undergraduate Degree?

As your undergraduate years wind down to completion, you will ultimately ask yourself, what next? Fortunately, as a life sciences student, there are many paths you could take and the hardest part may be...
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How to be Proactive in Your Career Planning

Nowadays, it is no longer absolutely true that applying for a PhD means that you are striving for an academic position in the future. Although a majority of graduate students are certainly still aiming for a...
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