Category: career planing

Mentoring

Mentoring has recently become a commonly used buzzword within academic science. Everybody should have it and everybody should have experience providing it. Even NIH now strongly encourages well-structured mentoring plans for postdocs and PhD students in grant applications, and these plans are as important as the science  in fellowship applications. There are many organizations that […]

mentoring

by Juliane BUMC has started a mentoring program for postdocs. As part of this mentoring effort, Joanne Kamens, executive director of Addgene, gave a very interesting talk about how to be a good mentee. It is a lot of work; to get the best out of a mentoring relationship the mentee has to be proactive […]

The Art of Follow-up

by Lauren, CEO of propel careers this post is reposted from the propel careers blog. Following up with individuals who you meet at scientific conferences, through networking, and other activities is important to develop relationships with your connections. Over time, these relationships can provide insight into industry, various career paths, and job opportunities. These connections should […]

Career advancement for postdocs – five tips

by Juliane As postdocs we are always striving to advance our careers, foremost through performing brilliant research in the laboratory or in silico and publication of said brilliant research. Unfortunately being great in the lab is simply not enough to successfully transition to a faculty position. Here are some ideas that could help postdocs acquire […]

Advice for Listing Research Details on Your Resume

by Lauren, CEO of propel careers this post is reposted from the propel careers blog When you apply to a job, the details listed on your resume provide your “future employer” with information about the type of job you are looking for. The key words you include, the way you phrase your accomplishments and experiences, how […]

About being a scientist

by Francesca Seta Francesca used to be a BUMC postdoc, recently she got a position as assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at BUMC, where she researches the molecular and genetic mechanisms of arterial stiffness and how to cure and prevent it. She also wrote an interesting post for the postdoc blog, enjoy! About […]

Top ten tips to identify the companies you want to work for

by Lauren, CEO of propel careers this post is reposted from the propel careers blog. Numerous options exist to identify potential companies to work for, especially those companies that are innovative, but not (yet) well-known. Below is a top ten list of ways to uncover exciting and innovative companies relevant to your area(s) of interest. The […]

How to identify “relevant” recruiters

by Lauren, CEO of propel careers this post is reposted from the propel careers blog. Finding a good recruiter who works in your area of interest can be extremely beneficial for your job search. With thousands of recruitment firms, ranging from one person companies that focus on specific roles, i.e. director level clinical affairs roles, to […]

What Lauren can do for you…

by Lauren and Juliane Last week Lauren shared with us her experiences starting her own business. Lauren also works for BU as a career coach for postdocs and PhD students. I asked her questions about what kind of coaching a postdoc can expect from her. Question: What is your position/role at BU? LC answer: I […]

Leveraging skillsets when making a transition

by Lauren, CEO of propel careers this post is reposted from the propel careers blog. I am often asked by clients at all levels “how to transition” from one type of role to another. The advice I give is the same regardless of who I am speaking with – a CEO, a head of research, or […]