From PhD comics, Happy Postdoc appreciation week!
[tweet https://twitter.com/AAASFellowships/status/511588765689577472] A ScienceCareers article from July that seems very appropriate to post to CauseScience on National Postdoc Appreciation Week. Increasing attention is being paid to mental health problems among undergrads and, to a lesser extent, graduate students, but the prevalence … Continue reading
Time to appreciate all the postdocs that do so much for research! The National Postdoctoral Association has a list of events going on this week by location to appreciate postdocs!
John Bohannon announces for ScienceCareers that not only does the Whitehead Institute rank as one of the best places to be a postdoc, they might also make you feel better about yourself by taking glamour shots and promoting you on … Continue reading
Brittany Belin has written an informative article for the ascb post describing concerns with postdoctoral positions and why many postdocs are clamoring to be unionized. As a current postdoc, I can confirm the grievances Belin highlights. Although, living in New York … Continue reading
Accurate science or accessible science in the media – why not both? Joshua Conrad Jackson, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; Ian Mahar, Boston University; Jaan Altosaar, Princeton University, and Michael Gaultois, University of Cambridge Every day, millions of … Continue reading
The New York Times features an article today about ASAPbio (previous blog posts about ASAPbio). The purpose of the meeting was to accelerate the usage of preprints in biology. This comes in efforts to rescue the biomedical research system from … Continue reading
UC Berkeley Professor and BRAIN initiative researcher Dr. John Ngai will give the keynote at the 2016 Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology – Disruptive New Technologies in Studying Neural Development, Plasticity, and Diseases. Ngai’s research is described … Continue reading
Ethan Siegel has written a must-read article defending the scientific process in the Forbes science section (No, Science is Not Faith-Based). Siegel takes on an inflammatory and misinformed claim from Matt Emerson that science is faith-based (Wall Street Journal). Emerson’s … Continue reading
Chris Woolston has written a nice feature in Nature this week titled, ‘Group dynamics: a lab of their own.’ The article describes many things a PI can consider when picking people for a lab, and how many people to pick. … Continue reading