Tag Archives: Academia

Power to the post-doc: the role of Research Staff Associations

Post-doc life can be a strange existence. Tied to short, fixed-term contracts and those with academic ambitions expected to move from place-to-place, post-docs are by very nature a transitory species. For those who are happy to shoulder the uncertainty in … Continue reading

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Our Broken Science Career Path: Something Needs to Change

The career path for scientists and engineers in UK academia is broken.  But we knew that already. The recent House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee’s report on women in STEMM careers (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine) is just … Continue reading

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From the Lab to the Laptop: Writing your Thesis

I finished my Thesis in 2010, but am reliving the process again as several friends are currently writing theirs.  Hearing some of their discussions brings both a wry smile to my lips but also a sense of anxiety as I … Continue reading

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To publish or not to publish during a Ph.D.

Recently, Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) tweeted during a professional development course: We’ve just been told not to worry too much about publishing during our PhDs. Anyone have thoughts or experiences on this matter? — Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) January 23, 2013 Queue much … Continue reading

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What a Ph.D. in Chemistry Gave Me

In my last entry I described how I ended up doing chemistry at University and a couple of the lessons I learned that shaped my attitude to science and my career.  Continuing in a similar vein, I carry on writing … Continue reading

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