Tag Archives: professional development

Tips to Becoming a Good Manager and Leading a Successful Team

Lila Wollman, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona

Post #1
“Why Scientists Should Have Leadership Skills”
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-scientists-should-have-leadership-skills/

Post #2
“Enhance Your Career with Leadership Skills”
https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2012/03/enhance-your-career-leadership-skills

Post #3
“Being a Good Manager: Nature vs Nurture (or Science)?”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2011/04/04/being-a-good-manager-nature-or-nurture-or-science/#1e2ae4de2b8c

Post #4
“Management for Scientists: Managing vs Leading”
https://blog.addgene.org/management-for-scientists-managing-vs-leading

Dr. Wollman is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Arizona. Her work focuses on development and plasticity of the neurorespiratory system.


June 2019 Social Media Collection: Conflict Resolution

Lila Wollman, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona

Post #1
“Lab conflict and how to address it”
http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2018/03/09/lab-conflict-and-how-to-address-it/

Post #2
“Conflict Resolution: Definition, Process, Skills, Examples”
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/conflict-resolutions-skills-2063739

Post #3
“Why Scientists Need to be Better Communicators”
http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/scientists-need-better-communicators/

Post #4
“Managing Conflict with Emotional Intelligence”
https://wwww.linkedin.com/pulse/managing-conflict-emotional-intelligence-daniel-goleman

Post #5
“10 Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence”
https://www.inc.com/young-entrepreneur-council/10-ways-to-increase-your-emotional-intelligence.html

Dr. Wollman is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Arizona. Her work focuses on development and plasticity of the neurorespiratory system.

March 2019 Social Media Collection: TAC Symposium Topic: “Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career”

Having a successful career in both academic and non-academic environment requires constant and deliberate marketing of one’s self in order to get the desired job and to keep it. In a world that is highly competitive, it is extremely important that trainees begin early in their career to cultivate the skills needed to stand out as a competitive job applicant or a competitive candidate for promotion in the future. Aside from having excellent communication skills in scientific writing, there are other numerous career development abilities that are vital for continued success. These include taking on leadership positions within and outside of the laboratory environment, project and time management skills, building scientific network locally and nationally, and engaging in service and mentoring opportunities.

This blog post will cover the topics that experienced speakers will address in the TAC Symposium, “Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career” at the 2019 Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

 

Post #1: Tools trainees need to be successful in Grad School:

https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/grad-school/articles/life-grad-student/how-be-successful-grad-student-insider-tips/

 

Post #2:  7 important facts regarding industry jobs in Biotech or Pharma companies:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428692-800-break-into-the-biotech-industry/

 

Post #3: Learn about Informational Interviews and their importance in building and expanding your professional network.

https://cheekyscientist.com/tips-how-to-prepare-informational-interview-with-industry-professional/

 

Post #4: When and how to start academic networking.

https://academicpositions.com/career-advice/how-to-start-academic-networking

 

Post #5: How to keep your professional network stronger and more successful.

https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4363-tips-build-professional-network.html

 

Post #6: What are the skills you need as an early investigator? What lies ahead after your Ph.D.?

http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2017/10/27/surviving-academia-as-an-ecr-an-unreliable-guide/

 

Post #7: Switching smoothly from Academia to Industry.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03306-1

 

Post #8: How to use social media to promote your research and develop your career.

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/10-ways-use-social-media-get-your-research-noticed#survey-answer

 

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.
Get a Job You Love: How to Network for Your Dream Career

They say it isn’t about what you know, but WHO you know. Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia or in a non-academic setting, creating a network is crucial for professional development and job hunting. What if you only know professors in academia but want a job in industry? How do you get in contact with the right people? It may feel overwhelming to not know where to start, especially for individuals who find introductions intimidating. APS has speakers that have talked about techniques for networking, how to get started, and how to come up with a game plan for networking for your dream job. Here are just a few of previous presentations that can help you love networking!

 

The W’s of Networking in Physiology

Keisa W. Mathis, University of North Texas Health Science Center

http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Careers/Mentor/Professional-Networking/Identifying-Networking-Opportunities/Ws-of-Networking

 

New and old techniques to build your network, effectively tell your story, and obtain grant funding

John Raymond, Medical College of Wisconsin

https://www.lifescitrc.org/resource.cfm?submissionID=8736 

 

The Long and Winding Road of Career Development

Lois Lehman-McKeeman, Bristol-Myers Squibb

http://www.the-aps.org/mm/Careers/Mentor/Career-Choices-and-Planning/Graduate-Student/Types-of-Careers/Non-academic-Careers/Industry/Developing-Critical-Leadership-Skills

Liz Cambron is a doctoral candidate at North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on the genetic and physiological mechanisms during non-feeding periods in insect development.
February 2019 Social Media Collection: Networking for Your Dream Career

Networking is a way to share ideas, to bring people with similar interests together, but most importantly, for people to share opportunities. Whether you’re a doctoral candidate or a junior faculty, networking is important if you’re still looking for your dream job. However, you can spell network without work. It takes work to get started, to maintain connections, and build your network. Here are some resources to help you get started with building your network, keeping it strong, and how to properly use it once you have it.

 

Post #1: Tips For Success: Networking is Not a Bad Word

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/dvdy.22740

 

Post #2: Opportunities Come Through People

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2013/07/opportunities-come-through-people

 

Post #3: Tooling Up: More than Just a Job-Seeking Skill

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2005/02/tooling-more-just-job-seeking-skill

 

Post #4: Expanding Your Career Networks

https://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=16609&bhcp=1

 

Post #5: 13 networking tips that can help you land your dream job

https://www.thisisinsider.com/how-to-network-for-a-job-2018-8

 

Post #6: Networking: How to Get a Good Connection

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/05/networking-how-get-good-connection

 

Post #7: Build Your Professional Network

https://career.ucsf.edu/phds/non-academic-careers/career-exploration/build-your-professional-network

 

 

Liz Cambron is a doctoral candidate at North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on the genetic and physiological mechanisms during non-feeding periods in insect 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

http://www.sciencemag.org/features/2016/10/business-principles-basic-researchers 

 

 

Post #3: Why scientists need to market themselves

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02747-y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

https://bitesizebio.com/27823/the-why-and-how-of-promoting-your-science-publication-online/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post #5: Selling for scientists

http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2014/03/21/selling-for-scientists/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/09/develop-your-career-label-so-it-works-your-favor

 

 

 

 

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

https://www.grad.umn.edu/marketingyourself

 

Post #8: Postdoc advancement: Marketing your value

http://www.sciencemag.org/features/2013/08/postdoc-advancement-marketing-your-value

 

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/features/2018/01/do-i-make-myself-clear-media-training-scientists

 

 

 

 

 

Post #10: Improving science communication in 3 easy steps

https://www.novartis.com/stories/from-our-labs/improving-science-communication-3-easy-steps

 

Post #11: The Basics of Lab Management

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2012/05/lab-management

 

Post #12: Project Management for Scientists

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/07/project-management-scientists

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/05/project-management-scientists-part-1-overview

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/06/project-management-scientists-part-2-getting-experience

 

Post #15: Project Management for Postdocs

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2002/03/take-your-worst-estimate-and-double-it-project-management-postdocs

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/02/crowdsourcing-goes-academic-platforms-reviewing-advisers

 

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

http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/09/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

https://www.aaas.org/comm-toolkit

 

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

https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2014/11/explaining-your-science-tips-clear-communication 

 

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

http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2011/03/16/phd-students-how-to-improve-your-communication-skills-and-why-you-should/ 

 

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

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.023297?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&

 

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

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-00664-8 

 

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

https://www.aaas.org/blog/qualia/11-tips-communicating-science-public

 

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

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/04/531271710/alan-aldas-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.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/here-are-stories-will-make-science-headlines-2018

 

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.