The truth is out there: The number of tenure track faculty positions is shrinking relative to the number of eligible candidates. Adjuncting may be viewed as a stop gap for departments who need instructors and candidates who are timing the job market, but these positions aren’t meant to be lon...
As my pre-doctoral sentence of four-to-six-years-with-time-off-for-80-hour-work-weeks was coming to a joyful conclusion, I started to look for opportunities. I could finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Nights and weekends of caring for my research subjects, cup-o-noodle dinners in t...
Does this sound familiar?: After several years, the end is finally in sight. The Ph.D. is practically in your hand! But you want to quit. Why? Because you’re sick of academia. You don’t want a career in teaching, you’re burnt out doing research, or you feel like you’r...
So, what’s been happening with the manuscript that you uploaded a month or two ago? You've been logging in to the journal every few days for a while now to follow the status of your article and checking your e-mail carefully. At last, the editor has sent you a decision. What could it be? Acce...
Well, this time, it’s about “information flow” and more about publications. Actually, good, readable, interesting, quickly published, frequently cited articles begin long before the writing. They start with “a good idea at the time,” which then becomes “your problem,” i.e., an ide...
Ramos da Silva
In the last few weeks, I was following really closely the scientific research on Zika Virus. I was writing an update review about Zika virus (ZIKV), and I have to update my review every single day. There were excellent papers that were published in the last 2 weeks, and a server for un-submitte...
If you are looking for a job, most likely you have many expectations about it. How much money you wish to get paid, how many vacation days you will get and what type of benefits will be included just to mention a few. You might also think about how related the job is to your expertise or experience....
A few months out of my first assistant attending position, I feel freer to pontificate on the travails of how to search for your first real job. While I am not a golden child with million dollar grants and C-N-S publications, I nonetheless felt wanted during my job search and am able to impart my...