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Conversation with Peter G K Clark, Senior Policy Analyst

Informational Interview by Nikolaos Ntelkis, ASPB Conviron Scholar For this assignment, I had the opportunity to talk with Peter Clark, Senior Policy Analyst at Callaghan Innovation, which is New Zealand’s governmental innovation agency. After completing a BSc and MSc in New Zealand, Peter earned…

Featured Resource - Faculty Job: Myths and Realities Interview Series by Arif Ashraf

This week we are featuring the Faculty Job: Myths and Realities Series created by ASPB Ambassador Arif Ashraf. In each interview, faculty members describe their journey from student to newly appointed faculty and answer the following questions: What inspired you most to pursue your current career? …
PSRN at SACNAS 2019

Plantae Internships and conference updates from the PSRN

The Plant Science Research Network attends two conferences each fall to support undergraduate research and education: SACNAS and ABRCMS. Connecting undergraduate students to research opportunities in the plant sciences is a goal of the PSRN, which curates resources to support student research, careers,…

Announcing the Career Fair at Plant Biology 2019

This year at Plant Biology 2019, we will have several Career Fair activities for you to participate in. On the Plantae Job Center, both employees and job seekers will be able to mark on their jobs or profiles that they will be attending Plant Biology 2019. Employers will also be able to purchase…

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...

Fantastic Collaborations and How to Find Them

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Guest post by George Kantor, Senior Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University This much is a truism: a successful career in any interdisciplinary field requires collaboration with people from different disciplines. It is more difficult to define what skills are needed to be…

Get the Ball Rolling! Applying and Interviewing for Careers in Industry

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Guest post by Guillaume Beaudoin, Scientist, Conagen Inc. About one year has gone by since I had begun seriously looking for a job to end my postdoctoral experience at the University of Florida. I had read all the doom and gloom: how the ratio of the number of faculty positions to PhDs is forever…

A new approach to graduate professional development; lessons learned from a leadership retreat

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If you had 48 free hours, what are the odds you’d spend them at a leadership retreat? Prior to my own experience I would have said “not likely”. After all, I’m a second-year graduate student with coursework, experiments, and TA responsibilities clamoring for my time. I’m also a member of the…

Informational Interview with Professor David Parrott, Westminster University (PUI)

By Bret Hart, Conviron Scholar I interviewed Dr. David Parrott, Ph.D. He is currently at Westminster University, but earned his Ph.D. in Plant Science at Utah State University after a B.S. in Botany and an M.A. in Biology from Humboldt State University. He is focused on teaching undergraduates at…