UBC dataset on PhD outcomes holds key for prospective graduate students to make an informed choice about obtaining PhD training. The post Make your PhD outcomes transparent and be proud of where your graduates end up appeared first on University Affairs.
A guest post from Dr. Kellie Machlus, who asks the question: what processes can we set in place to guard against implicit bias and increase diversity in our ranks? The post Raising awareness on the disparity of women in science and the impact of implicit bias appeared first on University Affairs.
"I felt a bit like a new animal at the zoo, people were listening because they were curious about me in the way they would be about a rare creature," says David Kent. The post What it’s like speaking about shared parental leave at a female-dominated event appeared first on University Affairs.
Last week United States President Donald Trump outlined a budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year that would cut more than $54 billion from U.S. non-defense discretionary programs, including nearly $6 billion (19 percent) from the National Institutes of Health. It’s hard to sum up just how destructive a measure this would be for discovery research […] The post Proposed U.S. budget cuts spell disaster for discovery research appeared first on University Affairs.
It is time we stopped investing in MD/PhDs as if they were a special class of worker, entitled to more than someone with “just a PhD.” The post Some tough love is needed for MD/PhD scientists appeared first on University Affairs.
The following is a transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on May 12, 2016. Due to length, I have broken the talk up into seven parts: Part 1: Why do this? Part 2: What you need to do before you start Part 3: Identifying milestones […] The post What to do before pursuing science translation through entrepreneurship appeared first on University Affairs.
They lead to more stability and may force early career scientists to stop waiting to make that next “substantial” contribution. The post The case for scholarship and fellowship eligibility windows appeared first on University Affairs.
The following is an edited transcript from a talk I gave at the medical device development course, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) on May 12, 2016. Due to length, I have broken the talk up into seven parts: Part 1: Why do this? Part 2: What you need to do before you start Part 3: Identifying milestones Part 4: Execution strategy Part 5: Leaving academia Part 6: Questions and answers 1 Part 7: Questions and answers…
In 2015, even before I took up my official job as a group leader here in Cambridge, I was in my future director’s office and he asked if I would be able to act as the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute’s public engagement champion. He thought it would be a good fit with the sort of extra activities that I’d been involved in previously and had recently obtained resources from our centre funders to hire a public…
This year we’re looking to catch all of those early career researchers who made a New Year’s resolution to start something new (the new thing in this case being to build up a writing portfolio or to try and drive an opinion change on an issue that affects early career researchers). In fact, the Black Hole had its first year ever without a guest post – perhaps this was due to Jonathan and I getting increasingly busy (new jobs and…