06 janvier 2018

Best Practices for Supporting Postdocs

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Institutions that employ postdoctoral fellows should increase support for offices of postdoc affairs and offer postdocs better pay and benefits equal to those of other campus employees, according to a new report from the National Postdoctoral Association. More...

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25 novembre 2017

How to Combat Lifestyle Inflation When You Exit Grad School

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPLifestyle inflation is one of the great personal finance sins that just about everyone falls into at one point in time or another. However, as a graduate student you have the opportunity to anticipate the temptation to inflate your lifestyle that will come with your first Real Job and prepare yourself to fight it using the financial skills you've learned during grad school. More...

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The Commuting Student

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPI live approximately two hours from where I am enrolled as a graduate student. You might wonder why someone would enroll in a program this far away, but it was a decision that made sense for me for a couple reasons I list in this post. More...

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24 novembre 2017

The (Possible) Postdoc Union Boom

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing. More...

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20 octobre 2017

The human cost of the pressures of postdoctoral research

The Guardian homeA paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements. More...

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13 octobre 2017

Calling Attention to a Postdoc's Struggles and Suicide

HomeBy Nick Roll. Author of a scientific paper fought for years to find a journal to accept his work, which has an acknowledgments section that includes a tribute to a colleague. More...

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10 octobre 2017

Fair Game?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul. More...

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08 octobre 2017

Making the Most of Your Postdoc

HomeVictoria Reyes gives six tips for ensuring you have a valuable and successful experience. More...

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16 juillet 2017

Landing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

HomeWhile securing one is becoming increasingly difficult, Keisha N. Blain offers several strategies to improve your odds of success. More...

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13 juillet 2017

Helping Postdocs With Children

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral fellows hopefully enjoy close mentor-mentee relationships with the principal investigators on their research grants. Few would probably expect those investigators to show up at the hospital after a baby arrived, asking when they planned to return to the lab, however. Yet that’s what happened to one survey participant in a new study on parent postdocs from the National Postdoctoral Association and the Pregnant Scholar project of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings. More...

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