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Falling for Molecular Biology

Last week's issue of Science has a book review that might appeal to any Bitesize Bio reader: First Adventures in Science. The book in question is Falling for Science, a collection of essays by grad students...
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Switching Disciplines

In evaluating my own job prospects in a difficult job market and limited by personal circumstances that confine me to a very small region, I have been forced to widen my job search to related disciplines. There...
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Transferable Job Skills in Science

Relating to my post last week on jobs in industry, concerning the slight disconnect between jobs in academia versus industry --- the NatureJobs podcast has a special episode this past week from NatureJobs: From...
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Thoughts on Industry Jobs

Last week, Sandra at Discovering Biology in a Digital World had some interesting thoughts on Life science PhD's as industrial strength technicians. What I thought interesting was this bit: This wasn't for a...
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Building Science in a Small Country

Dan makes some interesting observations on the grant funding system in Cyprus, the country he recently relocated to.
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Climb The Career Ladder Faster With These Cover Letter Tips

Cover letters are possibly the most important documents you will write in your career because they can open or close the door to your dream job. But, surprisingly, people often under-estimate their...
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Howard Hughes Plugs Funding Gap for Early Career Scientists

The Howard Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced a $300 million competition to support the USA's best early career scientists in biological and medical disciplines. The recipients of the...
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Alternative Careers For Scientists

What happens when you finally get the degree you worked so long for and then realize you really don't want to spend the rest of your life in the lab? Or if you get tired of working long hours with few...
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The Challenge of the Two-Body Problem

This is a rather personal post for me, as I'm getting set to follow my wife abroad, while still seeking a research or lecturing position of some kind, whatever may happen. The situation is sometimes known in...
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