Marina Holz, a dean and professor at New York Medical College, observes that increased home and childcare responsibilities are largely falling on the shoulders of women — to the detriment of their scientific work.
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Our careers columnist talked with Lou Woodley, director of the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, to learn what it takes to be a scientific community engagement manager. Read More
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Many graduate students applying for their first postdoctoral positions underestimate the importance of the cover letter. While it may be true that your awesomeness is beautifully outlined on your curriculum vitae, your cover letter often will dictate whether the busy principal investigator puts your application at the top of the heaping pile or into triage. First impressions are everything for some people, so leave nothing to chance. If you provide only your CV, you aren’t being very personable, and you lose a precious opportunity to highlight some things that make you stand out. On the other hand, a cover letter is also an opportunity to shoot yourself in the foot, so here are a few do’s and don’ts. Read More
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