Tag Archives: professional development

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.
September 2018 Social Media Collection: Science Communication

Science communication is relevant for all professionals nowadays. Educating citizenry is essential to understand the role of science in people’s lives. Likewise, improving your communication skills can help you tremendously towards the next steps in your career either in academia or industry. Sharing our research effectively can reduce the gap of uncertainty that we scientists often have with non-expert audiences. The following posts will teach you how to be an effective communicator by learning science communication tips and reading successful stories.


Post #1: How to improve your communication skills in science



Post #2:  how to explain your science in different situations



Post #3: How can you get noticed in your early career? (for students)



Post #4: Why is necessary to have effective science communication to the non-expert? The story of Elizabeth Bass



Post #5: Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth? A controversial science topic explained for all audiences.



Post #6: 11 tips for communicating science to the public.



Post #7: Podcast. Alan Alda’s experiment: helping scientists learn to talk to the rest of us.



Post #8: 14 current hot science topics and an effective way to describe their importance to the non-expert.



Miguel Zarate, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His research focuses on the interactions between the fetal immune system and nutrient metabolism in inflammatory challenge and intra-uterine growth restriction models in sheep, mice, and humans.