With one quarter of the year done already, we look back at your favourite posts from last month. We’ll get right to it.
Answering the most-feared interview question is high on everyone’s mind. Our guide to expressing your greatest weakness in a positive way is on the leader board as the most read piece on Naturejobs this month. Glad you liked it!
Chris Woolston talked us through the best make-up for a lab in group dynamics: a lab of their own in March. Your research group is important, and finding the right balance between different members of staff may just tip you into academic success.
Helen Shen explored the world of lone-parent scientists in her most recent piece for Naturejobs, finding out exactly what it takes to maintain a household and keep your research running, all on your own.
Her PhD on Parkinson’s disease didn’t go exactly as planned, but in the end the difficulties made Liesbeth Aerts a happier scientist. Check out her piece, where she discusses the value of her PhD a year after graduating.
Chris Woolston takes another spot on our top ten, with a piece on lab management. Here, he discusses what it means when jobs go wrong, and when to make the decision to let a lab member go.
The career development plan can be a powerful tool when used properly, writes Paul Smaglik. Here, he discusses how they can point researchers in a new, exciting direction.
After a PhD and postdoc in cardiovascular biology, Christina Papke moved into research development. Monya Baker catches up with her, and learns about her work to help researchers find funding.
A new virtual hub offers career-development tools and resources for postdocs looking to learn online. In this brief, we report on the latest developments.
In another brief, we discuss a group of scientists who are examining whether depositing work on preprint servers is an opportunity or a vulnerability for young researchers, and how they could – perhaps – help to spark fruitful collaborations.
We put together a few of our favourite posts on helping scientists manage their work life balance with their families. Here’s seven posts to help you find the right work-life balance with children.