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Flying the academic coop

During my PhD and postdocs, I have freely been given quite firm advice about whether staying on and beginning a research career in Australia is a great idea or about as sensible as sticking a fork in a power socket. 847 more words

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A novice's tips for grant writing

I’ve just submitted my first proposal for funding to the Australian Research Council. It’s been a long process, made longer by my unfamiliarity with grant writing. 878 more words

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LabTV: Young Scientist Curious About The Immune System

Welcome to LabTV! If you haven’t already, take a look at this video. I hope you will enjoy meeting the first young scientist featured in this brand new series that I’ve chosen to highlight on my blog. 475 more words


Going pro

Back when I was an Honours student, with much excitement, I joined the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS). It wasn’t a big a decision. It was just what you did; if you were starting to consider yourself a climate science researcher, you joined AMOS. 795 more words

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Academia's 'no' problem

I have a problem.

I have difficulty saying ‘no’ to additional work responsibilities. And when I do say ’no’, I have difficulty communicating that I actually mean ‘no’ and most certainly not ‘sure, I’d love to’. 837 more words

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Grant writing and the grown ups table

It’s that time of year again. And by ‘that time’, I mean it’s the ARC time of year.

In the early months of the year, researchers across Australian universities dedicate themselves to the Australian Research Council (ARC). 703 more words

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Post-postdoc, Post-PhD reflections

Last year I blogged about my experience of being a postdoc after enduring a difficult PhD.  I talked about the unanticipated awkward and dark months after submitting my thesis and then what I learned as a postdoc. 805 more words

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