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Life as a Scientist, a Woman’s Perspective | Christine Fleet | TEDxEHC

Published on Apr 28, 2016 How do you juggle a toddler in a research lab? Very carefully. This talk looks at issues facing women (or any caregiver) in scientific careers, along with examples from women who have found ways to be successful as parents and as scientists. As a member of the Biology…

Ten simple rules to make the most out of your undergraduate research career (PLOS)

PLOS Computational Biology has a series of "Ten Simple Rules" articles. Here is one for undergraduate researchers, "Ten simple rules to make the most out of your undergraduate research career" by Megan Yu and Yu-Min Kuo Here are the rules, read the article for elaboration Rule 1:…

What's a liberal arts college and why should you care?

Evan Peck, an Assistant Professor at Bucknell College, writes about how he nearly didn't apply to a job he loves, and what a liberal arts college is. The Jobs I Didn’t See: My Misconceptions of the Academic Job Market Read more here.

Careers in Plant Pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) has created a set of profiles of people with careers in plant pathology. Some are available as webpages and others as PDFs. A few examples: Molecular Plant Virologist Katherine A. Steele Plant Disease Advisor Fiona Burnett Professor of Plant…

Alternative careers in science: My experience as an informal educator

By Courtney Price, Education & Outreach Specialist,  Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center & Center for Applied Plant Sciences, and Plantae Fellow With a passion for life science, conservation and education, my academic and professional experience has taken me on a convoluted path. That…

Career Profiles from the Soil Science Society of America

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has produced a set of career resources including a set of career profiles of soil scientists. Here are a few links: Consulting soil scientist in Alaska Molecular environmental soil scientist Research soil scientist Check out the SSSA Career Profile…

AG Careers: Career Profiles

Want a career in agriculture? AgCareers is a website that specializes in ag careers. One of the terrific resources on the site is a list of Career Profiles, each of which describe a different type of ag job. Examples include: Plant Pathologist, Viticulturist and Plant Breeder, and Plant Geneticis…

GROW: Horticulture Career Info

GROW is a UK-based initiative "set up by a group of influential organisations within the horticulture industry to inform people about horticultural careers and the range of fantastic opportunities horticulture has to offer". Here you can learn about different careers and career paths in horticulture,…