From Advisee to Peer

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Question: A friend of mine and I were talking today about what it’s like to be newly minted Ph.D.’s, working on our first jobs. We became more …

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Revising Your R01? There's Free Online Coaching for That, and You Should Get It.

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The National Research Mentoring Network is accepting applications for their R01 Resubmissions Cohort 1, which targets researchers planning resubmissions in July 2017.  Cohort members will be matched with an experienced grant writer …

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Watch Words: Go Slow

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Go slow was the theme of a recent visit by Janice L. Gabrilove, MD. Take the more deliberate route, even when others seem to be whizzing by. Stay focused on …

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Know the Vital Players in Your Career: Tenure-Track Peers

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An assistant professor in the social sciences once described a group of tenure-track colleagues in his department as “the lamenting society.” Once a week they met for lunch to complain …

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What Do You Do When They Say "No"?

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How do you convince someone to change their mind? I couldn’t magically make an R01 appear (if only!).

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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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10 Takeaways for Managing Undergraduate Research Assistants

Helen Bird

With guidance, undergrads can be reliable, competent and self-motivated young scientists who are an integral part of your research team.

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How to Keep Your Trainee Tables So Your Grants Manager Will Love You

Rebecca Helton, MA

The minute you have a trainee, even an undergrad, start tracking these things. Training grant directors and staff will love it if you do it this way.

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Designing Your Career

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Just as you start an experiment with a hypothesis, have clear goals for your career at the beginning.

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The Cool Professor

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When I started my lab I had a very distinct idea of the type of PI I wanted to be. I had experienced some different styles and observed many others. …

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