Looking for a job? If you answered yes, this issue is for you. If you answered no, this issue is still for you because the job hunt begins the day you step foot into your lab. As they say, failing to plan is planning to fail.
If you’re aiming for an academic career, check out Dr. Yvette Pittman’s article on the front page to help kick start your search. But, if you’re not pursing the tenure track, there are many valuable careers that will utilize your scientific background. Learn a little about the variety of options in our annual retreat round table recap. Former fellows from diverse disciplines recount the three most common questions asked of their careers, with answers, of course.
For those who are still very early in their training, Jeffery Head discusses the decision making process behind getting a dual MD/PhD degree. Check out his “A Day in the Life of an MD/PhD” recap. And then tweet about it! OK, you might giggle, but social media can be a powerful tool for those in science. Jeremy Swan recaps the “Social Media & Your Career” webinar hosted by the NICHD Communications Office.
So, if you’re in the market for a little career advice, then do as my three year old likes to say, “just check it out, guys, just check it out!”
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Send your questions, comments, and ideas to Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.