When Polite Isn't Going to Cut It: Calling Out Everyday Sexism at Conferences

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What do you do when you are at an academic meeting and see the only woman on a panel not being given a chance to speak? If you're Marilee Talkington, you speak up and become an internet superhero.

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How to Make an ESI Extension Request for Childbirth/Adoption

Rachel Bonami, PhD

NIH recognizes the impossible tap dance of being both new parent and scientist and offers help.

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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, and their lives. Everything will be OK, tenure or not.

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Not that Kind of Investment: Tales of Time Commitment

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Your most precious commodity is time.

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Antidotes to Keeping Secrets When the Going Gets Rough

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Can we change the instinct to reject help even when confronted with crises that could disrupt or redefine our career paths?

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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 security any of us has is doing an outstanding job with our chosen profession.  Tenure itself has little guarantee of job security.  As for ability […]

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Not that Kind of Boss: Tales of Team Management and Mentorship

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: People are the most important and most challenging part of a research program

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Not that Kind of Selection: Tales of Picking Which Grants to Write

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many grants to write. Choose wisely.

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2018 Gifts to Inspire Future Scientists

Helen Bird

Attention Academic Parents: You’re two finals and one faculty meeting away from the big guy getting stuck in the chimney.

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National Academy of Science Should Sever Ties with Sexual Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The National Academy of Sciences needs to sever ties with individuals found guilty of sexual harassment.

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