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…

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Naturejobs podcast: Sacrifices for science
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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…

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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…

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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…

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Nature: How to build a better PhD

There are too many PhD students for too few academic jobs — but with imagination, the problem could be solved. How to build a better PhD is a feature piece published in Nature on 2 December 2015. The PhD currently…

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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…

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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…

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Nature: Q&A with Alaina Levine

Friendly mathematician describes scientists' natural advantages for meeting new colleagues.</2> Turning Point: Alaina Levine is a Q&A in Nature Careers about Alaina's career path from mathematician to science-careers consultant and author.

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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…

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