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Are You Armored?

Are you tired of having to clean dingy, moldy waterbaths? Or tired of babysitting the heat block to make sure the temperature stayed where you set it? Well there is a new solution to this problem. I just recently discovered something called Bath Armor by a company called Lab Armor. I was walking by my […]

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In Of Interest 12th of February, 2009
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The essential conferences of 2009

What better way to kick off 2009 than with an overview of some of the most popular scientific conferences for researchers from all over the world? The experience of attending a scientific conference is invaluable for learning how to communicate your research and for staying at the cutting edge of science. It is also a […]

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Networking with LinkedIn and LabRoots

You may have seen some of the different websites around for networking. I’m not talking about Facebook or Myspace, which are for social networking. Facebook and Myspace are great for keeping up with friends and sharing more personal details about your non-work life. For scientific networking, you want to be able to connect with people […]

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In Career Development & Networking 2nd of December, 2008
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7 Ingredients for a Successful Job Application

In my current position, I had the opportunity to hire a new R&D scientist to join the team. I was excited at being able to build my team and take my time to find the perfect fit for our company. My experience in the process of hiring gave me a new perspective on all the […]

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In Career Development & Networking 11th of November, 2008
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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 results and low pay or you succumb to any of the other reasons that […]

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Newborn Screening. Saving Lives the Molecular Way

As a product manager, one of my responsibilities is to exhibit at various scientific conferences to promote and advertise products for genomic DNA extraction. Less than three months into the job, I attended the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) conference to promote a new product we had just launched for DNA extraction from blood […]

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In Of Interest 26th of November, 2007
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Choosing a Post Doc Position

After all that hard work, you finally have your PhD. Now what? If your career choice is academic research, your first post-doc position beckons. The choice of where, and with whom, to take up a post-doc position is a very important one as it is at the post-doc stage where publications are required to move […]

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In Career Development & Networking 15th of November, 2007
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Spare a Thought for Tech Support Reps

Have you ever called technical service departments for advice and help in troubleshooting or choosing a product? Depending on the reason for the call, the experience can vary from positive and helpful all the way to torture for both people. Working in technical service can feel like a very unrewarding job as you are handling […]

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In Fun Stuff 5th of November, 2007