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How to Write a Resume, Cover Letter & CV

A carefully crafted CV, resume, and cover letter are essential for successfully presenting yourself in today's cutthroat job market. By showcasing your abilities, accomplishments, and credentials, these documents act as your introduction to prospective employers. This article will guide you in creating…

Understanding the Scientific Publishing Industry

In over 350 years, scientific publishing has evolved and shaped the academic community to such lengths that “Publish or Perish” is almost the "anthem" of science. But how did it all start?  The beginning of scientific publishing  Before 1655, scholars would communicate their findings via…

Benefits Of Collaborative Research

Collaborative research is any research undertaken between two or more institutions on an equal footing and taken solely for the purpose of scientific research and human welfare. In the era of globalization and complex problems, it has emerged as a powerful enhancer for scientific progress and innovation…

12 Time Management Strategies for Researchers

Being able to manage our time effectively is a key concern for many of us (Cyril, 2015). This is not surprising given that 28% of our working day can be wasted by interruptions and distractions (Chase et al., 2013). Reducing these interruptions and being as efficient as possible in the time remaining…

Before Joining a PhD Program

Deciding to do a PhD is not a trivial matter. Whether you are just considering your options, or you are sure that a PhD is what you want, this article will give you a complete view of what to consider before joining a program, what a PhD is really about, and a few insights into life after a PhD. Here,…

Setting Up A New Lab: PI Perspectives

Starting a new lab can be a challenging endeavor: there is research to plan, people to manage, and resources to organize. The process from getting a PI position to actually having everything up and running is a long one, and often changes from institution to institution. To offer some insight on the…

How To Find and Apply to the Right Non-Academic Job After Working in Academia

You’re considering leaving academia — but which job would be suitable for you? How do you know what else is out there, and how do you choose among the many different industries and options? And, once you have an idea of what you want to do, how do you create a compelling application?  Here, find…

Grant Writing for Plant Biologists

Writing grant proposals is an important part of most scientific careers and yet is also a task for which many early career scientists feel unprepared. Journal articles, in contrast, may write more naturally, having become familiar with their structure and conventions over years of regular reading. But…

Building Your Professional Scientific Network

A network is defined as "an extended group of people with similar interests or concerns who interact and exchange knowledge for mutual assistance, support, and to increase learning" (Kools & Stoll, 2016). In the era of increasing tools, techniques, and ideas, it is challenging to work in isolation.…