Preparation and Careers

I’m a PhD student. How do I go on to the next stage of my career?

Thinking about moving from a PhD to a postdoc? Don’t panic! Feeling confused or overwhelmed about your life after a PhD? Don’t worry! You have choices. You have transferrable skills. How can you navigate this key career change? What are the issues to consider?  The move from PhD to postdoctoral researcher is a tricky one. It is perhaps the most important move towards a …

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Been asked to do a peer review? This is why you should say YES!

Been asked to perform peer review for a journal? Turn it into a career opportunity!  Let’s find out why doing peer reviews is great for your career.  Imagine you’ve received an invitation to review a paper from a leading journal. Or put another way, imagine that your boss has asked you to comment on a document she put together.  One of the key takeaways …

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Starting Your Career in Clinical Research – A Clinical Trials Manager’s Top Tips

by Sumudu Narayana Careers in clinical research can be financially rewarding and offer solid stability in the job market. An Indeed.com found the average salary for clinical research associates (CRAs) in the US was $95,000, though some earn over $125,000. Glassdoor finds a lower number for the US (lower yet for the UK, though with limited data), but the …

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How to Build Your Publication Record During Your Graduate and Doctoral Studies

by Kat Bebbington It’s a saying that pops up again and again in science. Your publication record is the measure that everyone – from colleagues to funding agencies – uses to judge your quality as a researcher. Aside from helping to get you your dream research grant or university position, making sure that you get …

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How can a researcher get over writer’s block?

You’ve done your research and you (and perhaps your collaborators as well) are ready to put fingers to keyboard and start writing up your report. Congratulations, you are taking a big step on the road to publication. However, research writers are no different from poets or fiction writers in that they get stuck. Sometimes the …

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