Advice for Scientists

jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Education and Hard Work - Necessary, Though Not Sufficient

The theme of this posting is ‘Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated’ and it is a commentary/response on the article by the same name from the March 20 edition of The New York Times. The original article was written by Matthew Klein. The main thesis of Mr. Klein’s article is that recent graduates...


ruijia2005

Ray
Wang

Hit the gym, you are gonna need it.

Time and time again, when the Nobel Prizes were announced, one of my friends repeated his theory: you’ve got to stay alive long enough to wait for the prize coming to you. That was just his joke after seeing so many winners are actually over 70 years old. However, it is practical. If you messed up...


ping232

Ping
Xiao

Reality and Actuality

Has anybody thought that reality and actuality is not always the same? There may not be many people like those in Reality TV shows, but has anybody thought about its actuality? I will use GAMBLING as an example to discuss reality and actuality.Do scientists gamble? Many scientists would say: “No, ...


peggy

Peggy
McKee

Polish Your Skills for Bio Careers’ Virtual Job Fair

If you haven’t heard by now, Bio Careers is holding the world’s first Virtual Job Summit for life science Master’s and PhD graduates starting in August.  Job seekers will be able to meet with employers from a significant number of top training institutions in the U.S.  It will be set...


ping232

Ping
Xiao

Live, Love and Pray

This is a blog for PhDs who, in their focus on scientific research, have lost their work/life balance.Some people may think PhDs are too narrowly focused and think differently than others, and are especially without people and communication skills. This may be true for a lot of PhDs, but not everybo...


MMata2

Marielena
Mata

Teamwork: Lessons from Baseball

After 28 years, in 2008 the Phillies finally clinched the World Series and with it, my attention for the sport.  Mind you, I have been watching baseball since I can remember.  Having grown up in Venezuela (the second highest source of players for Major League Baseball, thank you very much!...


peggy

Peggy
McKee

To Relocate or Not To Relocate? That Is the Job Search Question!

Whether or not to relocate is a question that’s very likely to come up in your job search—especially given our current economic shakeup.  The job just may not be where you are.  But for many people, it seems like a huge risk to pick your life up and move.  It’s a fact that reloc...


xiaolidu

Xiaoli
Du

Keep Curiosity in Science

Most of us who work in biology related fields are engaged in natural science. What is Science? The word “Science” comes from Latin scientia, which means knowledge. “It is an enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the world” (...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

Leveraging “LinkedIn” for Life Scientists (Part 1)

There is a dynamic online community in life sciences that includes US federal labs (NIH, FDA, etc), grant agencies, and potential collaborators around the globe. Whether you are happily employed or actively job searching, your online networking is becoming as important as face-to-face meetings, and,...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Cursing and Creativity

The theme of this posting is ‘cursing and creativity.’  As you know, there is a tremendous amount of creativity needed in the sciences. Of course, professional practitioners can (and have gotten by for years) with minimal displays of creativity. This is true in any profession. But the real ...