Life Sciences Master's Students (HMS)

2020_louis_jr_inside_higher_ed_-_how_to_prepare_for_an_effective_virtual_interview_image.png

How to Prepare for an Effective Virtual Interview (Inside Higher Ed)

May 18, 2020

I am very fortunate to have the job that I have now and even more fortunate that it’s a tenured position at a research-intensive institution. As part of my work in academe, I have served as chair of search committees and have been a search committee member. I have interviewed countless candidates at the University of Tennessee and the University of Kentucky for non-tenure-track (lecturer) and tenure-track (assistant professor, full professor and department chair) positions.

Here I offer tips that will help you prepare for an effective virtual interview (on Skype, Zoom or...

Read more about How to Prepare for an Effective Virtual Interview (Inside Higher Ed)
2020_brettshcneider_chronicle_vitae_-_how_to_ace_the_virtual_interview_image.png

How to Ace the Virtual Interview (Chronicle Vitae)

May 18, 2020

Interviews for campus-leadership positions have shifted entirely to video, in our Covid-19 era of travel bans and social distancing. Many of the clients I work with as a campus search consultant expect that shift to remain a trend, even after our shelter-in-place era passes. Video interviewing has its advantages — it saves money, for one — but it also creates a unique set of stresses for candidates.

In more than 100 administrative searches, I’ve seen an array of video snafus: cameras...

Read more about How to Ace the Virtual Interview (Chronicle Vitae)
2019_fernandes_et_al_biorxiv_-_insights_from_a_survey-based_analysis_of_the_academic_job_market_image.png

Insights from a survey-based analysis of the academic job market (bioRxiv pre-pub)

May 18, 2020
Many postdoctoral fellows in the STEM fields enter the academic job market with little knowledge of the process and expectations, and without any means to assess their qualifications relative to the general applicant pool. Demystifying this process is critical, as there is little information publicly available. In this work, we provide insight into the process of academic job searches by gathering data to establish background metrics for typical faculty job applicants, and further correlate these metrics with job search outcomes. We analyzed 317 responses to an anonymous survey for faculty... Read more about Insights from a survey-based analysis of the academic job market (bioRxiv pre-pub)
2020_chen_stat_-_covid-19_has_shuttered_labs_it_could_put_a_generation_of_researchers_at_risk_image.png

Covid-19 has shuttered scientific labs. It could put a generation of researchers at risk (STAT)

May 18, 2020

Scientists are skilled at tackling unexpected problems that threaten the integrity of their experiments — it comes with the territory. But the coronavirus pandemic poses a new — and entirely unprecedented — challenge.

The global health emergency has shut down scientific research labs across the country in a crisis that has left some scientists scrambling to save their work — and has left others grieving the loss of experiments they had dedicated months or even years to carrying out. Many are grappling with an overwhelming sense of uncertainty about how they’ll continue their...

Read more about Covid-19 has shuttered scientific labs. It could put a generation of researchers at risk (STAT)
2020_zahneis_and_patel_the_chronicle_-_covid-10_changes_the_calculus_of_grad-student_activism_image.png

Covid-19 Changes the Calculus of Grad-Student Activism (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 18, 2020

Before the coronavirus upended higher education, graduate-student activists at the University of California at Santa Cruz were waging an unrelenting wildcat grading strike against the administration. They wanted a cost-of-living adjustment of $1,400 a month to account for living in an extremely expensive city like Santa Cruz. Protesters blocked the campus’s two main entrances, causing classes to be canceled, and car horns blared constantly from passing motorists who supported their demands. Many...

Read more about Covid-19 Changes the Calculus of Grad-Student Activism (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
2020 Jun 04

[PGE PDD Webinar] Networking: Now More than Ever (Laura Stark, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

You've heard that networking is the best way to find a great job or internship (it is!), but you may be hesitant to get started, especially in these challenging times. While the current pandemic has changed some aspects of networking, it is still the easiest and most effective way to learn about different career fields and cultivate opportunities. In times of economic uncertainty, networking is more important than ever....

Read more about [PGE PDD Webinar] Networking: Now More than Ever (Laura Stark, Ph.D.)

Registration: 

Visiting Assistant Biology Professor @ Pomona College

May 14, 2020

The Biology Department at Pomona College is seeking applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Animal Physiology beginning fall 2020. The successful candidate will teach an upper-level Animal Physiology course with lab in the fall semester, an Introductory Cell Biology course with lab in the spring semester, and another course to be determined. The department supports visiting faculty members’ pursuit of independent research, particularly in collaboration with undergraduate students, if so desired. Some funds and ample space for conducting research with students...

Read more about Visiting Assistant Biology Professor @ Pomona College

Healthcare Research Associate @ Wellington Management

May 13, 2020

WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 55 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

 ...

Read more about Healthcare Research Associate @ Wellington Management

Lecturer in School of Molecular Biosciences @ Washington State University

May 13, 2020

Applications are invited for a fulltime Lecturer in the School of Molecular Sciences (SMB) at Washington State University. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate mission at SMB by (1) teaching undergraduate courses in microbiology, genetics and cell biology, biochemistry, and/or science communication, (2) participating in curricular redesign and realignment activities, and (3) conducting research on undergraduate...

Read more about Lecturer in School of Molecular Biosciences @ Washington State University

Pages