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Leap of faith

In the larger scheme of things, I’m almost done my Ph.D. All that’s left is writing one article, writing my thesis and then defending it. After 6 years (2 years for a Masters, 4 years for this Ph.D.), I can finally see the finish line. 230 more words

Canada

Federal politics and "innovation"

The most amusing part of Malcolm Turnbull’s election announcement last night?

This is the most exciting time to be an Australian!

Is it really? Personally, I have to disagree – I find it quite depressing in all honesty. 

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Academia

Thoughts on the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council are the body for grant giving in, among other areas. the Arts, humanities, and social sciences. They are immensely busy and grossly understaffed. 762 more words

Blogpost

We have come to the end of the post-PhD career profile series where we’ve heard from my friends who have left academia and those who have stayed. 902 more words

Science

Meet the Seattle Baker Giving New Life to Brewery Leftovers

MARLEY RALL HAS BUILT A BUSINESS ON REVITALIZING SPENT GRAINS FROM LOCAL BEER-MAKERS. NOW SHE’S READY TO GIVE BACK.

When Marley Rall first met her husband-to-be, a hobbyist home brewer, she knew almost nothing about beer. 207 more words

Talia Shapiro

Post-PhD career profile - Postdoc at the University of Glasgow

Douglas Dyer, Postdoc at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Doug did his PhD in Immunology at the University of Manchester, based at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research… 819 more words

Science

Post-PhD career profile - Postdoc at UCSF School of Dentistry

Elaine Emmerson, Postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco, USA

Elaine started her academic career as a research technician at the University of Manchester. Six months into a project investigating impaired wound healing, she realised that academic research was her true calling and started a PhD a year later. 1,064 more words

Science