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Announcing the Plantae Conviron Seeding Discovery Competition

We’re excited to launch a novel initiative in support of early career plant scientists: the Plantae Conviron Seeding Discovery competition...

An Inside Scoop on Interviewing to be an Assistant Professor

by Kyaw Aung Looking for an Assistant Professorship, or just thinking about it? Here is an excellent article by someone who was recently on the job hunt and who has also had the chance to look at the hiring process from the other side. The article is full of important tips about what to expect and…

8 things to consider for early career researchers (by Steven Burgess)

By Steven Burgess, posted on Medium "As I am coming to the end of my time as postdoc I have been thinking a lot about what I have learnt and perhaps wish I knew when I started out. Inspired by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Letters To A Young Poet’, I am noting down some thoughts which…

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.

Writing That Standout Research Statement

If you're applying for an independent position, you'll need to submit a Research Statement about your future research plans. Bethany Hout (@huotbethany) writes about a Pub Club group meeting to discuss how to write a Research Statment. Topics include "What makes a good research statement", "How important…

Finding the perfect postdoc (NatureJobs)

NatureJobs has a series of articles to help you find and get the perfect postdoc. Topics include: Part 1: Insights, options, careers Part 2: What is a postdoc? Part 3: The plight of the postdoc Part 4: Postdocs in industry Part 5: The podcast Part 6: Finding funding Part 7: Finding…

Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application (The Guardian)

Advice from scientists on how to find a postdoc position, ranging from finding opportunities to crafting your CV to interviewing. Applying for a postdoc job? Here are 18 tips for a successful application

Career Planning for Research Bioscientists by Sarah Blackford

"Career Planning for Research Bioscientists" is an excellent resource for anyone who is pursuing a scientific career. Written by Sarah Blackford, head of Education and Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology, it provides checksheets, case studies, sample CVs, interview tips and guides…

What really happens on a faculty search committee?

This is very interesting for job hunters. Sean Eddy from Harvard has written a blog post about how his search committee is going about identifying six people to interview from a pool of nearly 200 applications. Nature has also written a summary of how people are responding and reacting to this po…