Naturejobs podcast: Life in the PhD lane

Naturejobs podcast: Life in the PhD lane

The Naturejobs team looks at careers in sports science and life as a PhD student in 2017 following publication of Nature’s biennial PhD survey. A combination of sport science and PhD life data is what this Naturejobs podcast: PhD in the fast lane, offers. Listen to the podcast here. Jenny Kedros, research manager at Shift Learning, the educational research …

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Nature News: Cryo-electron microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

Nature News: Cryo-electron microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson share the prize for developing a technique to image biomolecules. The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for work that helps researchers see what biomolecules look like. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the prize on 4 October for their work in developing …

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Naturejobs podcast: How to start and run a lab

Naturejobs podcast: How to start and run a lab

Two researchers share their experiences in how to start and run a well-managed science research lab. Starting a lab can be a daunting prospect as there is often little formal training in how to do it. In this Naturejobs podcast we speak to two researchers at different career stages about the practicalities of running a …

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Naturejobs podcast: Sacrifices for science

Naturejobs podcast: Sacrifices for science

A wide range of initiatives exist to help early career researchers achieve their goals, but there are practical challenges and difficult decisions to make along the way. In this second Naturejobs podcast, Sacrifices for Science, David Payne, chief careers editor at Nature speaks to Burcu Anil Kirmizitas, who describes the struggle to find affordable housing for …

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Naturejobs Podcast: Planning your time and your goals

Naturejobs Podcast: Planning your time and your goals

Time planning and goal setting can make your work and career planning more efficient, as well as help you prioritise what it is you love to do. In this first episode of the new Naturejobs podcast #NJPodcast, Planning your time and your goals, I, along with the Naturejobs team, explore the benefits of time and career planning. It’s worth …

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Nature Outlook: Nutrition: A world of insecurity

Nature Outlook: Nutrition: A world of insecurity

Malnutrition is a global problem. With population and consumption set to rise over the coming decades, achieving food security will require action on many fronts. Nutrition: A world of insecurity is a data-heavy infographic, published in Nature on April 27 2017. This infographic that brings to life some of the complex data about food security. …

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Moderator: 20 Years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Moderator: 20 Years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

On 29 November 2016, an event was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). I was invited to moderate the day’s event, which included moderating sessions on the overview of the MSCA programme since its initiation 20 years ago, as well as short talks by current fellows on their research and outreach …

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Nature: What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Nature: What’s the point of the PhD thesis?

Doctoral courses are slowly being modernized. Now the thesis and viva need to catch up. What is the best way for a PhD student to summarise their work from the past three, four, five (hopefully not more!) years? Given how much the PhD has changed over the last few decades (from a form of apprenticeship …

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Nature: Q&A with Bali Muralidhar

Nature: Q&A with Bali Muralidhar

A venture capitalist’s transition from medicine into business. Trade Talk: Venture Capitalist, published on 10 December 2015, is the story of Bali Muralidhar, an investment manager at London-based MVM Life Science Partners, an international life-sciences growth-capital fund. He describes his move from medicine into business. This short Q&A looks at how he transitioned from academia …

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Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a venture capitalist

Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a venture capitalist

After a brief stint as a general surgeon, and a PhD in translational cancer research from the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, University of Cambridge, UK, Bali Muralidhar changed career direction to venture capital investment. Finding job satisfaction as a venture capitalist is the career story of Bali Muralidhar from MVM Life Science Partners. It explores …

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