Career supervision, networking, women in science and more from Naturejobs in November 2015!
Another busy month for the Naturejobs team, as we’ve held our very first Career Expo in Dusseldorf, Germany only last week. As well as that, we’ve started publishing the films from the 2015 London Naturejobs Career Expo.
And last Friday, we published out last podcast of the year, celebrating the failures in science.
So, there’s been plenty for you to feast your eyes and ears on. We’ve had a look at the numbers, and here are your favourite pieces from the last month.
Managing laboratory members as well as a research strategy can be difficult for early-career principal investigators, but help is at hand, says Boer Deng in Supervision: Clear direction.
Networking: Hello stranger, by Emily Sohn, explores how conferences are great for career development, but miscalculated moves can foil future prospects.
Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission, by Julie Gould, explores how scientists are ideally suited to a career in the non-profit sector.
Faced with a need to move lab, Paul Smaglik says that scientists should consider as early as possible how to effect a smooth transition in Lab transitions: The bumpy road to relocation.
Networking: How to make the most of professional societies, a guest post on the Naturejobs blog by Alaina G. Levine, outlines the benefits of professional societies and how they can help early career researchers.
Women in science: A returner’s perspective, by Sara Burton, is a personal recount of her experience of coming back into academia after having children.
Becoming more informed about future careers, whether inside or outside academia, can help students make career decisions. Young scientists discussed this topic at the 2015 Lindau Nobel meeting in Lindau earlier this year. Take a look at the video: Career paths: The future for young people
In the Q&A, Turning point: Alaina Levine, Alaina shares how an unhelpful mathematics professor helped shape her future career.
The faculty series: Top ten tips on negotiating start-up packages is what it says on the tin: A series of tips and tricks on how to get the most money for your research when taking on a new faculty job.
In The faculty series: Applying for a job, we explore what needs to be considered when early career scientists apply for a faculty position.
And as always, thanks to the wonderful contributors to the Naturejobs blog this month for volunteering, contributing and sharing their experiences, expertise, insights and advice. Without you, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as interesting! Lakshini Mendis, Daniela Quaglia, Sara Burton, Rehma Chandaria, Alaina G. Levine and Caroline Weight!
If you’ve got any ideas for a post that you think would be suitable for the Naturejobs blog, then get in touch! We really want to hear about your experiences in science so send Jack Leeming an email at jack dot leeming at nature dot com. It might take him some time to get back to you, but he definitely will!