Moderator: Science is never boring at #ESOF2018

Moderator: Science is never boring at #ESOF2018

Know your audience; Keep it simple; Love what you do Science is never boring was a “fish bowl” style discussion held at Euroscience Open Forum 2018. Together with a diverse panel of science communicators, we discussed what it takes to make science interesting and engaging for a variety of audiences. Our main take-away messages were: …

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Naturejobs Podcast: Women in science

Naturejobs Podcast: Women in science

Patriarchy, leaky pipelines, and the “two body problem” In the June 2018 Naturejobs podcast we focus on women in science. Aashima Dogra and Nandita Jayaraj tell Harini Barath about Life of Science, the website they created to celebrate female scientists in India and highlight some of the career barriers they face. Also, stem cell researcher …

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Speaker and moderator: ORPHEUS 2018

Speaker and moderator: ORPHEUS 2018

Creativity, diversity and feedback were the three main themes of the 2018 ORPHEUS meeting at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik. From 24 – 26 May 2018, ORPHEUS ran it’s annual conference to discuss and discover best practices in biomedical and health sciences doctoral education. This year’s programme is available here. I was invited to speak at …

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Naturejobs Podcast: Science, sickness and dyslexia

Naturejobs Podcast: Science, sickness and dyslexia

People don’t need to let sickness and dyslexia stand in their way of doing science. Julia Hubbard, a research fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, has Type 1 diabetes and lupus. Collin Diedrich, postdoctoral research fellow in HIV/TB co-infection immunology at the University of Pittsburgh, US, has dyslexia. Listen to their top tips for successfully …

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Naturejobs podcast: How to be a consummate networker

Naturejobs podcast: How to be a consummate networker

Networking can have benefits at any stage of your career, say Peter Fiske and Alaina Levine. There’s nothing sleazy about networking and it’s not just something to do at conferences, according to careers consultant Alaina G Levine. It is a two-way process, she adds, an “honourable” exchange that builds capacity and contributes value. Levine, author of Networking …

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Naturejobs podcast: Stars of the yeast

Naturejobs podcast: Stars of the yeast

If you’re not loving what you do, try something new. That’s the message both from Ricardo Wilches and Eyal Schwartz. The two researchers swapped academia for careers that combine their love of science with their love of bread (in Eyal’s case) and wine (for Ricardo). Schwartz was undertaking a neuroscience PhD in Israel when he moved his family …

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Naturejobs Podcast: A fresh start

Naturejobs Podcast: A fresh start

Transferable skills are beneficial at any career stage, whether starting out or retiring. The first Naturejobs podcast of 2018, A fresh start, looks at the impact of new beginnings, and how transferable skills can deliver career fulfilment at any career stage, whether starting out or retiring. Melanie Sinche, director of education at the The Jackson Laboratory …

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Naturejobs podcast: Meaningful mentoring

Naturejobs podcast: Meaningful mentoring

The Naturejobs team put together a podcast that reflects the importance of top quality mentoring and coaching to early career researchers. Saso Kocevar, founder and managing director of HFP consulting, a company that coaches science researchers in leadership, communication and conflict management, tells us what supervisors and PIs can do to support their researchers through difficult …

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