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Plant scientists call for renewed focus on empowerment of trainees

Preparing graduate students and postdocs for diverse careers Changes in the workforce are challenging academia to prepare scientists to be adaptable and adept at communicating across boundaries. To meet these demands, the Plant Science Research Network (PSRN, is shifting the focus…

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…

How to find success as a woman in science (The Conversation)

Kara Perrow (nee Vine), University of Wollongong; Amy Wyatt, University of Wollongong, and Martina Sanderson-Smith, University of Wollongong As children we are encouraged to dream big, and many young people – including young women and girls – aspire to a career in science. While there are role…

Workload survival guide for academics

First-person accounts by several UK academics on how they try to manage the ever-increasing demands of the academic workload. You'll share their pain and maybe learn a few tricks. View resource

Seven posts to help you find the right work-life balance with children (Nature Jobs)

Just in time for Mother's Day (UK): Nature Jobs has collected a set of posts with advice on how to achieve work-life balance with children. View resource

Science-ing as a pregnant postdoc - blog post by Sarah Supp

Many early career scientists wonder about the possibility of balancing children and their careers. This juggling act starts even before the child is born. One postdoc shares the story of how her pregnancy has affected her work and choices in the weeks leading up to birth. It's a useful first-person account…