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The post-postdoc

The pressures of stagnant research funding, limited academic jobs, and increasing numbers of graduates are creating a bulge in the postdoctoral population cleverly termed “the postdocalypse.” The academic community is addressing this issue – slowly, laboriously, and often reluctantly (see “The case of the disappearing postdocs” below). 875 more words

Science Careers

Lab in a Box tours Southland!

Last week Lab in a Box headed South all the way to Nightcaps and Clifden! We visited Takitimo School and had a blast with students from years 0 to 4. 250 more words

Who will be first author? Flip a coin

Over at Dynamic Ecology Megan Duffy just did an awesome blog post about how to determine authorship. From alphabetical ordering to a coin flip, to the current status of the British Pound vs. 31 more words

Science Communication

ACE Your Career in 10 Hours

Albert Chen, an MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan designed the ACE plan.  ACE is short for Active Career Exploration.  According the Chen and colleagues within their… 385 more words

Job Search

Dr 27 - being a lab manager

I found an interesting blog by “Dr. 27” about her career path from PhD to postdoc to staff scientist. Some really great stuff there! 62 more words


Brexit and UK science

Here’s an excellent article summing up some of the concerns and potential impacts of Brexit on UK science by my friend Gary McDowell. The result of the vote has made me pause and have to reconsider my intention to move back to the UK, for many of the reasons discussed in Gary’s article. 44 more words


STEM Anyone? Inspiring Students to Pursue STEM Careers

Students are more interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers than we previously thought, according to a recent study published by the Amgen Foundation… 544 more words