Drug hunters, social media, assessing PhDs and more!
With the run up to the Naturejobs Career Expo in London on September 18th 2015, we’ve been busy sharing the articles from the journalism competition we ran earlier this year! On top of that, we’ve also launched a new writing competition for the #SciData15 event in October (today’s your last chance to send in your applications – so get on it!). Lot’s of opportunities for you to contribute to the blog, as many have done this month.
Here we’ve collected your favourite reads of the month from the blog and from Nature Careers.
1. As the biotherapeutics industry is burgeoning, it needs scientists with specialized disease knowledge and technical savvy to join in the drug-discovery efforts, according to Jeffrey M. Perkel in his piece Biomedical research: Drug hunters wanted.
2. The key to a strong grant application is a well-considered and detailed outline of expenses, says grant director Ingrid Eisenstadter in The dream budget.
3. Don’t let unwelcome comments muffle your voice, instead speak out about your experiences, says Virginia Schutte in Social media: Handling casual sexism
4. Collect data on yourself before choosing a career, says Thi Nguyen, one of the Naturejobs career experts, in Career A or B: Making the decision.
6. Mentors create environments where early career researchers can grow and develop, says Michael Gatchell in Mentoring: Before they were laureates.
7. Samantha Morris talks about getting her first faculty position at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in Faculty position at WUSTL: The employee’s perspective.
8. We want to know: What’s your most burning science-careers question?
9. Jeff Milbrandt talks about the hiring process behind a faculty position that recently went at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in Faculty position at WUSTL: The employer’s perspective.
10. In Trade talk: Impact assessor, Arie Meir describes his route from a PhD in biophysics to a leadership position assessing projects for the philanthropic arm of Google.
Thanks go to Monya Baker, Rachel Harris, Naomi Penfold, Sophie Regnault, Virginia Schutte, Michelle A. Reeve, James Lewis, Thi Nguyen, Michael Gatchell and Emily Porter, for contributing and sharing their experiences, expertise, insights and advice on the Naturejobs blog this month. Without you, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near as interesting!
If you’ve got any ideas for a post that you think would be suitable for the Naturejobs blog, then get in touch! I really want to hear about your experiences in science so send me an email at julie dot gould at nature dot com. It might take me some time to get back to you, but I definitely will!
Happy Monday everyone!