Career Paths

gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

What’s your type?

Hello, my name is Gaia and I’m an INTJ. Now let me introduce myself in a more conventional manner: I graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2009 with a PhD in Immunology and then continued for a post-doc position at the NIH. After a year or so, I became a Program Manager at the NIH.


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

A big fat problem: new obesity drugs mean new regulatory jobs

In mid July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new diet pills.  No drugs in the class have been approved in the past 13 years.  There has been (pardon the pun)  an enormous groundswell of demand for anti-obesity drugs, both from medical professionals and from the publ...


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Is reading research papers a chore? Here’s some time saving tips.

I presented a webinar this Wednesday on how to get a Ph.D. in as few years as possible.  I myself graduated after only 3 years in my thesis lab.  One of the things that really saved me time was the way I searched, organized and read research papers.  I’ll share some of these tips in...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

They love me…they love me not: why you did not get the job

How long is it now?  How many months of searching Monster, Biospace,  Bio Careers, LinkedIn and other sites looking for a job?  Six months, nine months, a year?  How many screening interviews, HR  conversations,  talks with CEOs, COOs, CFOs,  VPs?  Two intervi...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Do you have a reference for that?

When was the last time someone asked you that question? I guess it's the researchers' equivalent to the otherwise common questions of "how do you know?” or “who told you that?” So what did you answer? 


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Structure

Last week, I was sitting in a lab meeting, listening to about 8 other lab mates’ work, each of them working on different diseases, targeting different proteins and different organs, using different viral vectors. It stuck me that there was only a very broad unifying theme in this superlab. Sometim...


marina

Marina
Enachi

New Webinars on Transitioning from Academia and others, Coming Soon!

We would like to let you know about the next free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers:1. Presenter: Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhDTopic: Career Path: "Science Policy: Making the Switch"Wed, 7/25/12, 1-2PM EST Register to this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register...


fineus82

Matthew
Finley

My First Posting to Bio Careers

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! Let me first introduce myself. I am Matt Finley, and I currently am a postdoctoral researcher. I began my scientific career way back in high school when I discovered my love for genetics. I studied Biology and Chemistry at Northampton Community College in ...


fineus82

Matthew
Finley

The transition from graduate student to postdoc…

After defending my thesis, I was on top of the world. But what was next? Being a perpetual student trying to pass each hurdle was the focus of my previous 22 years.  Now, the ultimate hurdle was complete. My mentor told me, “Matt, this is a critical time for your future. Your steps here forwa...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

You are your own worst critic

How often is there an opportunity which becomes available and you talk yourself out of it?  I know if you are like me that has certainly happened before, but hopefully we can prevent it from happening in the future.  It is natural that you are going to judge yourself more harshly than othe...