Exploring My Options
Hi there! My name is Kia and I’m very excited to join the Bio Careers family! I thought I’d introduce myself in this first post and let you get to know a little about me. Like anyone else, I have had a bunch of experiences, made more than my fair share of mistakes, and have enjoyed many successe...
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In my first blog at Bio Careers, I would like to discuss the options that scientists have when they finish their postdocs. When you are at the limbo phase, you must decide which will be the next move, and for that you need to consider your own natural skills and personality.
As I was finishing my PhD, I faced a dilemma that comes across the minds of many PhD graduates: To stay in academia or try to transition to an industry job.In my case, I took the first option--even after being tempted with a few industry positions that paid more generous salaries.A good friend that ...
I am very excited to be writing blog posts for the Bio Careers community and hope that my experiences can help other PhD scientists discover their own career path. In this first introductory blog, I want to tell you all a little bit about myself and also address an issue that I think a lot of scienc...
A mentor is someone who shares both wisdom and knowledge. Most often a person that is more senior in a role or specific area of expertise. A mentor can be extremely valuable for advice, insight, and professional and personal development. The importance of having a good mentor cannot be overstated; b...
On my first blog for Bio Careers®, I would like to tell you a little bit about myself, my career path up to this point, and what I would like to share with you in future posts. My career path has been anything but straight, with frequent detours to both learn about and experience new roles, f...
Sometimes the science career track can feel like a track you are stuck on. If you are starting to feel like your career options are limited to being faculty or failure, or that you just want to give up and go back to school to learn a trade, you might not be aware of some of the really interesting c...
Who cares where you go after graduate school, or after your postdoc? You may think no one cares, but in fact a lot of people do (see, for example, responses to the PhD Placement Project).There is a huge movement right now in the US to track graduates. There is the thought that tracking placeme...
After looking over many of these blog posts, one important area to discuss is the scientist as an inventor, adventurer, and entrepreneur. My career has had a long, winding path. Sometimes the terrain was sufficiently tortuous that I dreamt of being reincarnated as a Land Rover. I’ve been promoted ...
In my previous entry, I mentioned that over the last few months I had a lot of changes coming at me, almost all at once. I promised to talk more about the interview process, and how I went from being a staff scientist to, all of a sudden, becoming a full-fledged lab manager. I hope this will be of i...