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Lean PhD programmes, and a conversation with Lego Grad Student

Lego Grad Student is the alter ego of an early career researcher whose schadenfreude-laden Twitter posts "capture an adult's distress in adult education." He tells Jack Leeming how a childhood love of Lego was reignited after a painful dissertation catch-up…

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Lean PhD programmes, and a conversation with Lego Grad Student
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With a PhD you can do anything

UK careers consultant Sarah Blackford describes how a "SWOT analysis" of your skills can identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in your career roadmap.

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With a PhD you can do anything
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Another country, and how to fit in

Career mobility is a fact of life in science and there are plenty of opportunities to study and work abroad. Andrew Spencer, a workplace trainer based in the UK, describes some of the cultural differences and hierarchies you may face…

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Another country, and how to fit in
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How to track the “lost generation” of scientists

In this podcast Bourguignon and two of his fellow panel members tell Julie Gould how better career tracking data from universities and other institutions would show how few achieve staff positions, challenging the perception that academia is the only worthwhile…

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How to track the “lost generation” of scientists
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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…

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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…

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