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October 2018 Social Media Collection: Borrowing Skills from Business

Leadership, management, budgeting, and marketing sound like skills for CEOs, not scientists. However, these skill sets are also essential for researchers and there are several principles that can be taken from the business world and applied to academia. Accumulating evidence suggests that mixing business with science is a path to success.

Post #1: This month we will be discussing Borrowing skills from business: application for research, stay tuned!


Post #2:  Business principles for basic researchers




Post #3: Why scientists need to market themselves









Post #4: The Why and How of Promoting Your Science Publication Online













Post #5: Selling for scientists









Post #6 Develop your career label so that it works in your favor






Post #7: How to market yourself as a graduate student



Post #8: Postdoc advancement: Marketing your value




Post #9: Do I make myself clear? Media training for scientists







Post #10: Improving science communication in 3 easy steps



Post #11: The Basics of Lab Management



Post #12: Project Management for Scientists



Post #13: Project Management for Scientists, Part 1: An Overview



Post #14: Project Management for Scientists, Part 2: Getting Experience



Post #15: Project Management for Postdocs



Post #16: Crowdsourcing goes academic with platforms for reviewing advisers



Post #17: These books can offer career guidance and inspiration


Melinda Engevik, PhD is an instructor at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the interaction between intestinal microbiota and the host epithelium.
May 2018 Social Media Collection: How to Get a Job

You’ve graduated or completed your postdoctoral fellowship, now what? Moving on to the next career phase can be difficult. Believe me I just did it. It’s important for all young scientists to explore their career options and be open to ‘unconventional’ paths that get you to your ultimate goal. The following post are just a few tips on how to find a job.




Post 1: April showers bring May jobs?? Networking as tool to find your next position



Post 2: You’ve slaved away and now it’s time to move on. But how? Here’s a few tips to finding a job.



Post 3: Top 4 Job Clusters for the life sciences


  Kristine Y. DeLeon-Pennell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and at Ralph H Johnson VAMC. She researches how the immune system regulates the wound healing response in cardiovascular disease.