Priorities. Think about that word. A priority has precedence, an intrinsic rank, over other tasks in life. Priorities may change with time. One week could include extra attention on a challenging research problem, with another week spent focusing on family and friends. And as years pass in the lab, priorities can shift as your career goals narrow.
You will spend a large percentage of your time at the NIH prioritizing research. That is why you’re here, after all. But at some point, making yourself a well-rounded, competitive job applicant will creep up in your priority list. Our feature articles this month, “Academic Job Market Prep: A New Workshop Recap” and “Interesting Opportunity: Serving on the GSR Symposium Committee,” highlight two opportunities to tackle those career development tasks.
I’ll prioritize your time and say no more—other than enjoy!
Your Editor in Chief,
Shana R. Spindler, PhD
Questions, comments, or ideas? Contact our editor at Shana.Spindler@gmail.com.