In a couple of weeks, at SPSP in Atlanta, I will take part in a professional development session called Introduction to Open Science: The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started. (8am, Saturday! Be there or be square.) Elizabeth Gilbert and Elizabeth Tenney put the session together, and Barbara Spellman, Calvin Lai, and Minah Jung are … Continue reading Nuts and Bolts
The final post of the The Summer Series , in which I attempt to summarize them all. We’re approaching the end of summer, and after 2 weeks of accidental silence, it’s time for me to wrap up the series. I said we’d tell some “true tales of academic adventure and misadventure”, but have any of … Continue reading Summer Series Summary
By Anonymous, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I have no advice. If you want to keep reading, you’re going to read how I’ve fucked up trying to make the transition from PhD to postdoc. I don’t have enough publications. Every presentation I see about “successful” postdocs and grant applications, they have an … Continue reading I F*ed Up
By Franziska Hartung, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I have two pieces of advice: Use social media for staying up to date and being visible to others Don’t look for a job, look for a good fit Get on twitter! When I tell people that I found my current job on Twitter, … Continue reading It’s About Luck!
By Corinne Thompson, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I think the most useful element of having a PhD (besides being able to use it in communications with banks and airlines to get them to pay attention to you) is the tendency for others to give you the benefit of the doubt. Why? … Continue reading What On Earth Did I Do a PhD For?
By Ain Simpson, part of The Summer Series of guest posts The U.S. job market can be quite overwhelming at times, especially if you’re applying from outside the U.S as I was in 2013-14. And I still found it overwhelming two years later when I was in the U.S.! Coming from Australia, I found the … Continue reading Advice for Australians on the American Academic Job Market
By Sho Tsuji, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Not pursuing a PhD was, frankly, never part of my thought process. My parents are both researchers (albeit, in Biophysics and Physical Chemistry), and I grew up spending Sunday afternoons in the lab proudly reproducing the Briggs-Rauscher reaction in my own little lab coat … Continue reading The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)
By Hanne M Watkins, part of The Summer Series of guest posts How did I get my job? The basic story is, well, basic: Early-ish in my PhD I met Geoff Goodwin at a conference; thanks to that meeting, later in my PhD I visited his lab for 4 months; at the end of my … Continue reading Growing an Academic Garden