With another year behind us, and 91.67% of it yet to come, it’s time to look back on the content from Naturejobs that you all most enjoyed this month. We’ll get straight to it.
10. Making a simple and engaging grant application was one of the most important things for our readers this month, with Viviane Callier talking us through the process of building a message that conveys your science well, as part of our ongoing faculty series.
9. Monya Baker and Gautham Venugoplan sat down to have a chat last month, and they were good enough to share it with us. Here, Gautham describes switching careers from bioengineering to consulting, and explains how he still uses his scientific training daily.
8. The Jobs of the Future initiative (JOF) is a platform that will allow scientists to present what new jobs they think are coming to us in 2030. Michael Fischer and Mandë Holford talk about the genesis of the idea, and why they think it’s important.
7. Eli Lazarus talks us through how an iterative digidynamic cross-platform publishing process synergizes innovation across multiplatform research space. Whoops, sorry – how writing together bridges disciplines and cuts jargon.
6. From 2008 to 2011, Andrew Simons led a programme in Ethiopia for a US-based non-profit relief organization. After that he got a PhD in applied economics. Here he talks to Virginia Gewin about his career path and plans for the future.
5. Mark Lorch explains the best ways to get your research noticed by as many people as possible, and why it’s important that you try to engage with everyone, not just the scientists.
4. Researchers clamber through caves, dive underwater and scale glaciers in their quest to get results. Emily Sohn talks us through the details.
3. Increased access to research data is on the agenda in science, but it’s not as easy as it seems and could introduce problems for researchers. Viginia Gerwin explains both sides of the argument.
2. I shouldn’t be writing this – someone will realise I’m just pretending to be qualified. I don’t know anything about the impostor syndrome. Just check out Chris Woolston’s piece. And please don’t tell anyone about this.
1. Writing a manuscript that other researchers will be happy to read is one of the biggest challenges for scientists. Dmitry Budker and Derek Jackson Kimball explain why agreeing with your co-authors is the first step to making a great paper.