Worried about feeding yourself once you're done with your PhD? Chrystalleni Vassiliou shares four steps that will help you find your ideal job and (hopefully) get hired.
If you're struggling to keep up to date with scientific literature and sick of being flooded with email updates from dozens of journals, join me and switch to using an RSS reader. It's simple, tidy and takes about 15 minutes to set up.
Many of us researchers are enticed by the idea of working in data science. More and more new opportunities are cropping up for applying our hard-earned scientific knowledge to problems that people are willing to pay to solve. Pascal Hecker, a former Neuroscience student from Göttingen, talks about his journey from academia to industry to a combination of both at audEERING - a company that uses machine learning to dissect voice patterns as markers for neurodegenerative diseases.
Being masters of our own work schedule means we need to take extra care to stay on top of our tasks, and avoid falling into an abyss of extra-long lunches and obscure Wikipedia links. Dimokratis Karamanlis and Tal Dankovich share some important prerequisites for working productively and why you should implement these in your routine.
When we read good publications or see an impressive talk, we often overlook the fact that a lot of successful scientific communication can be contributed to good Data Visualization. Knowing how to successfully transform a scientific message into a graphic is a profitable skill (to say the least). Salma Sohrabi-Jahromi, a PhD in the Computational Biology group at the MPIbpc shares four rules for good visualization of scientific data.
With the flood of literature we're exposed to during a Phd, finding and organizing papers becomes a science in itself. We've all developed our own protocols for managing references, but it's important to make sure that they actually save us time in the long term rather than wasting it. Tal Dankovich shares her system for managing papers using Mendeley and some tips on using the app.
It's rare to finish a PhD without any setbacks, and when they come we need to find a way to recenter. Sinem Sertel shares how much it sucks to find a mistake that's out of your control, and how to relax, let go and change direction.
The use of preprint servers in biology is on the rise. Sven Truckenbrodt shares why he decided to publish his PhD research in bioRxiv and how it helped him secure a postdoc position.
If you're doing a PhD you probably feel like an idiot surrounded by geniuses. Tal Dankovich gives some tips on dealing with (and embracing) imposter syndrome.