Not that Kind of Applicant Review: Tales of Your Application in the Clutches of a Search Committee

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It takes forever because search committees are made up of academics.

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Watch Words: Go Slow

The Edge for Scholars

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 your goals and get the training you need to accomplish them.

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Three (Grant) Peeves in a Pod: Write Better

Cranky Reviewer

Contorted sentence structure and dense text torture reviewers.

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Not that Kind of Job Applicant: Tales of Self-Discovery in the Job Application Process

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are more jobs out there than you think.

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But It’s Worth a Try!

The Edge for Scholars

Ready to get your first job? Not sure how to best advocate for yourself while still being reasonable? Here are a few tips.

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Donna Webb: Missing Out on a Genius Lunch Buddy

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I thrive on people who are different than I am. And somewhere along the line I came to view myself as too busy to have lunch with anyone. Even the lunches I would have with trainees got pushed to the side in lieu of granola bars and yogurt.

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1,000 Awesome Things About Life in Research

The Edge for Scholars

Building a list of 1,000 awesome things that come along with life in science, one quirky, funny, inspiring piece at a time. Missing your favorite awesomeness? Or have The perfect image? …

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Blogging in a Busy World: Tips for Keeping Your Readers Engaged

Britteny Watson-Ivey

We live in a fast-paced, busy world, which means most blog readers are distracted long before they land on your site. Here are some tips to keep readers tuned in to your message.

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Not that Kind of Summer: Tales of Preparing for Academic Job Season

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Do the prep work before job season starts.

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Are Online Labs a Valuable Distance Learning Experience?

Rachel Yoho, PhD

Can online labs be a suitable replacement for the traditional lab bench?  This may depend on what we consider the goals of the lab course to be. 

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