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The Worst Stock Photos of Scientists

I used to be asked often “what is it you do?”. And it’s hard to explain.

I do research, I ask questions, I answer them to the best of my ability. 39 more words

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Coming out as a non-academic

I recently made a massive transition. I left my postdoc at Martin-Luther University, and started a job as a data scientist for a fintech. Full on transition from academia to industry. 52 more words

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Scientists at Work

This year’s Nature #ScientistAtWork photo contest winners and runners up are revealed and they are awesome.

Here are a few, but the whole collection can be found… 59 more words

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Alternatively academic

Danielle is another excellent scientist that I’m happy to count as a friend. She’s smart, funny, interesting, and gives excellent advice on a wide variety of topics for which she is considered an expert. 934 more words

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More Advice for Graduate Students

The unfortunate consequence of having completed graduate school is that we think we know everything about getting through. Which is likely why I’ve read about a dozen “advice for graduate students” columns. 33 more words

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I didn’t really understand how unjust the academic system was for career advancement for women until I had children  

In an exceptional piece over at Scientific American, Rebecca Calisi talks about the difficulty of not only being a woman in the science work place, but of being a mother. 743 more words

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Most Embarrassing Field Work Fails

I think it’s important to talk about failure. To talk about struggle. To make it clear that none of this is easy, and your struggle is shared by others. 33 more words

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