Tag: Nature Careers

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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Nature: Q&A with Catherine Ball

Nature: Q&A with Catherine Ball

Her job is to get scientific expertise into the heads of decision-makers. Trade Talk: Policy Analyst, published on 12 November 2015, is an interview with Catherine Ball, as part of the Nature Careers Trade Talk series. In the interview, Catherine tells of her work with the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee in …

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Nature: Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission

Nature: Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission

Opportunities abound in the non-profit sector for researchers who seek to follow their passions. Non-profit organizations: Scientists on a mission, published in Nature Careers on 12 November 2015, explores what it’s like working for various different types of science-focussed non-profit organisations.

Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a policy analyst

Naturejobs: Finding job satisfaction as a policy analyst

Working in science policy is all about taking complex science from experts and translating it into something accessible, to be used in key decision making. Finding job satisfaction as a policy analyst is a Q&A with Catherine Ball, a policy analyst with the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee in the United Kingdom. The interview …

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Nature: Q&A with Alaina Levine

Nature: Q&A with Alaina Levine

Friendly mathematician describes scientists’ natural advantages for meeting new colleagues. Turning Point: Alaina Levine is a Q&A in Nature Careers about Alaina’s career path from mathematician to science-careers consultant and author.

Nature: Mobility: A strategic move

Nature: Mobility: A strategic move

Short-term upheaval can yield widespread collaborations and long-term resources. Mobility: A strategic move is a feature article in Nature Careers about how being mobile during your early career as a science researcher can benefit you in the longer term. Many professorship positions require applicants to have some experience working abroad, so this pieces gives a …

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Nature: Q&A with Roberto Kolter

Nature: Q&A with Roberto Kolter

A microbiologist dispenses career advice for his postdocs, but they had better bring their own funding. Roberto Kolter has been hiring postdocs for 3 decades. In that time, he’s seen which postdocs do well and which don’t. With the way science funding is going, and how the competition for professor and tenure-track positions is going, …

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Nature: Core facilities: Shared support

Nature: Core facilities: Shared support

Core facilities: Shared support is an insight into what core facilities are and how they run. As the traditional academic career track is becoming more and more difficult to pursue, this article gives researchers an alternative science research-related career path that still lies within academia. Scientists working in core facilities continue to have opportunities to publish, …

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Nature: Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help

Nature: Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help

My first piece for Nature Careers, Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help, explores how graduate students struggling with the stresses of their work and lives can tap into multiple avenues of support. These avenues include those grass-roots initiatives set up by students themselves based on their own experiences. As a rather sensitive topic, I …

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