Guidance from a good mentor is vital for any life scientist, whether you are starting out in grad school or taking your next steps as a promising postdoc. In this guest blog, Ksenia Kastanenka of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School shares insightful thoughts on the importance of mentoring at postdoc level.
Calling all life scientists! Our Lab Heroes Awards™ are back for 2022. These awards are your chance to celebrate the scientists who make a real difference to you, your life, and your work. Find out how to nominate your Lab Hero today!
We’re delighted to introduce another of our Early Career Scientist Grant winners! Bryony Kennedy is a PhD student at Queen’s University, Belfast, and she told us how our $500 grant will help to fund an overseas symposia trip!
Stats show that the number of PhDs awarded each year vastly outweighs the number of tenure track jobs available, so with so few academic positions up for grabs, why do we still think of leaving academia as a failure? Dr Joanne Kamens of The Impact Seat considers the huge variety of career options available to scientists outside of academia, and the skills you need to secure them.
Scientific career paths are often littered with rejection and setbacks, so how do we find the strength we need to reach our goals? Dr Matthew Caley of Queen Mary University of London shares the challenges he faced on his own career journey, from 6-year-old wannabe pirate to successful skin researcher.
Learning how to write great scientific papers is a skill that all researchers should master, and getting published requires good structure and a compelling story. In this article, Dr Matthew Lloyd & Dr Bronwen Martin share their top tips for science writing success!
Rejection is a normal part of science, so why don’t we talk about our failures more often? How can we become more accustomed to rejection? In this article, Danielle L Tomasello of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research explores her own experiences of rejection and the importance of resilience in grant writing.
How can we make our labs greener? What more could you do to make your lab eco-friendly? In this great new guide, we’ve gathered practical advice from life scientists around the world to help you establish greener habits and push for better sustainability in your lab.
Academic careers are often accompanied by pressure and stress, and as scientists it’s vital we learn to spot the signs of burnout long before we reach the point of crisis. In this valuable article, Dragonfly Mental Health offers essential advice on identifying and dealing with burnout in academia.