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Peter, BSc Chemistry graduate: "At UEA I gained greater maturity, interpersonal awareness and an openness to new ideas"

Please explain how your career has developed since graduating
I have had progressively responsible roles with ICI in R&D on assignments to the NL and Boston before moving to sales. 293 more words

A post-doctoral scientist’s 5-step guide for emerging women scientists

Dream. Do. Role models. Self-confidence. Share.

I love science and at a young age I’ve always dreamed to go behind the scenes of the life of a researcher. 1,032 more words

Gender Equity

Once you’ve left can you really break back in?

International mobility is regarded as a critical step in career progression for a successful researcher. I spent 10 years establishing a career, completing a PhD at University College London followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Edinburgh. 1,330 more words

Gender Equity

Balance: Time for Your Life and Your Career

Post Provided by Stacy De Ruiter

There’s an Impostor Behind this Post

The premise of this post is that it might provide some useful advice on how to achieve a tenable work-life balance and find a satisfying, successful career in science. 1,674 more words


New school year, new contributor!

This blog started as a collaborative effort. As we all advanced in our careers and grown families some regular contributors have become irregular contributors, and I have been the primary curator for sometime. 66 more words

Science Communication

Health tips for research groups

Nature asked scientists to recommend one thing that institutional and laboratory leaders could do to make science more productive, rigorous and happy.

And it might be someone’s full time job.

Read about it here!

Science Careers

Figures of Merit: Time and Money

This essay kicks off a series called Figures of Merit, in which we  apply analytical methods in non-scientific environments. We’ll start by exploring the relationship between time and money for early-career scientists. 1,003 more words

Science Careers