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

The Edge for Scholars

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

The Edge for Scholars

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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Empowering Women through Mentoring

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

I still remember my first time in a lab. I was doing my last year of college and I got a fellowship to collaborate for a few hours a day …

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Mensches, Mentors and Badasses: My Science Valentines

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

  Thank you, Hallmark, for your made up soul-crushing holiday that brings tears to middle school kids and single squirrels everywhere. On behalf of scientists,  I hereby reclaim your crappy …

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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Not that Kind of Attendee: Tales of Conference Attendance by Trainees

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Maximize your trainee’s time by picking wisely

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