Five Ways Science Outreach Can Benefit Your Benchwork!
You’ve had a rough day at the bench, putting in long, grueling hours with no pay-off. Your fantasy of running away to join the circus starts sounding rational. The last thing on your mind is to add to your...
Questions You Should Ask During Your Lab Rotations
Graduate students in the United States are privileged when it comes to picking their prospective labs: most programs have student rotate through several laboratories to help them choose their PhD lab. Here are some suggestions for questions to ask.
As a new postdoc, I found myself in an uncomfortable situation. In my new environment, I am constantly in contact with my mentor and fellow lab members. I must regularly communicate with them and I have routine access to a sounding board for advice and troubleshooting. While I recognize the value of this situation, I initially found it difficult to navigate.
The Why and How of Promoting Your Science Publication Online.
In the frenzy of today’s scientific publication landscape, it is essential to take a proactive stand at your online visibility and reputation. There are online tools that can help you make yourself spotted...
Choosing a PhD topic can be very hard. There are a lot of things to consider from the subject to the supervisor.
Here are some tips to help you choose.
Find out what you really like
This is the first topic...
What You Need to Know to Get into Your First Lab: A guide for the Overwhelmed Undergraduate
If I had a barrel of apples for each time I’ve heard one of my classmates or friends say, “Oh, I want to work in a lab, but I don’t know how to find one” I could build a moon base out of apples. Working...
Alternative Careers: Day in the Life of a Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager
I have been working and managing flow cytometry core facilities in Cambridge for 10 years and I would like to share with you some of my experiences. I have worked up the career ladder in the past 10 years and...
To Be or Not to Be a Post-doc? A Recurring Dilemma
A recent article published in Nature, The future of the postdoc, painted a very bleak picture of how there is a “growing number of post-docs and few places in academia”, a concern that I am very much...
5 Tips to Help you While you Transition From Academia
After a decade of toiling in the lab, dreaming in colorful dots (flow cytometry is my favorite technique) and endlessly pursuing a Nature article, I finally decided to hang up my lab coat.
I knew several...
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