Labor Unions for students, postdocs and research track faculty

Ann, PhD, MS

While I deeply understand the desire for job security for postdoctoral fellows and non-tenure track faculty, I do not feel that unions are the way to go.  The best job …

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Where Have All the Scientists Gone?

Maureen Gannon, PhD

The PI career seems to have become the "alternative career"

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You Need Mentors - Noun, Plural

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Diversified mentoring is key. What to look for in a mentor panel and how to form one.

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Should Tenure Still Depend on an R01?

The Edge for Scholars

With several years of flat federal support for science, is it still reasonable to require one or two independent research grants (R01s) before going up for tenure?  For some …

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Why Am I Talking?

Motivated Mentor

Flashbacks to faculty gaffs from unfiltered comments. Use the "Why Am I Talking" (WAIT) Plan to be heard in the right ways at the right times.

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So, You Want a Ph.D.?

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Getting a PhD is a long and hard process. Here are some thoughts I have shared with people who are planning to get into it.

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Thirteen Rules of Success: Advice for Early Career Investigators

Ryan Outman

A few years ago I asked one of our primary mentors, Dr. Julie Locher, to share with our early career investigators advice that she shares with her mentees as well …

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Career Success Strategies for Researchers in Academic Medicine

Ryan Outman

How does one prepare for a career in academic medicine? And once hired, how does one move up?

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How to Interview the Hell Out of Academic Job Candidates

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

One of my favorite parts of being a faculty member is interviewing students, fellows and future faculty members. For reasons that elude my tiny Fighty Squirrel brain, folks think if …

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Our Obsession with Tenure

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Chasing tenure translates into a life people outside the academic do not understand. I am often amazed by the importance professors place on their tenure above their families, their sanity, …

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