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For the past year and a half, Lou Woodley and I have been running MySciCareer, a website with first person science career stories. It’s not just jobs in research and it’s not just jobs outside of research – it’s both. 538 more words

Items Of Interest

Did I win?

One of the hardest things about my midlife crisis is the loss of confidence.  I went through most of my life with the general feeling that I wasn’t perfect, but I was pretty good.  1,471 more words

Mid-life Crisis

The worst. And the slightly hopeful.

My self-critical voice is still pretty strong. And still works too well.

The joke I use as the founding principle of this blog still rings true to me. 430 more words

Blank pages.

I feel like I’ve been crossing things off this year. And I have a lot of blank pages to fill. To figure out.

I don’t think I want to be an academic anymore; not the PI route. 1,008 more words

Postdoc Experience

Sexual Harassment in the workplace - followup of #DontAskAlice

Some updates and followups for the bad career advice from science careers. #DontAskAlice took the internet by storm recently when an advice columnist for science careers responded to a question about unwanted sexual harassment by advising to just “ 254 more words


NIH Alumni: Where are they now? Project Manager

Name: Martha Sklavos, PhD, PMP

Job Title & Organization: Associate Research Project Manager, MedImmune

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

How long you’ve been in your current job: 2,394 more words

Job Search

The Value of Mentoring

Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect?

What is a mentor? …

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Professional Development