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December 2018 Social Media Collection: Persevering in Science

Reject, reject, reject! Careers in science are full of set-backs.  Papers get rejected, grant proposals are triaged, promotions are denied. So how do we overcome what seems to be an endless barrage of obstacles? This month we will be discussing some of the major challenges frequently faced by scientists and identify key strategies to persevere while pursuing a successful career in science.

Post #1: You don’t need to be a Noble Laureate to know science is a tough gig! Check out the link for advice from past Nobel winners on pushing through setbacks to succeed.

http://www.nobelprizeii.org/video-category/surprises-setbacks/

 

Post #2: Scientist faces some big challenges in pursuing a career. This article identifies some of the largest obstacles and addresses what we can do to fix it.

https://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/science-challeges-research-funding-peer-review-process

 

Post #3: Surviving academia as an early career researcher: an unreliable guide

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

 

Post #4: Mind Matters: Resilience

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2011/06/mind-matters-resilience

 

Post #5: In the job search, it pays to take the difficult path

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/05/job-search-it-pays-take-difficult-path

 

Post #6: A PhD Job Search – What’s Normal and What’s Not Normal

https://cheekyscientist.com/phd-job-search/

 

Post #7: Managing the Emotional Side of Job Search

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/2018-02-16/managing-the-emotional-side-of-job-search

 

Post #8: Recognizing and managing stress in academic life

https://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2012/jun/13/managing-academic-stress

 

Post #9: Emotional Fatigue: Coping with Academic Pressure

http://gradresources.org/dealing-with-emotional-fatigue/

 

 

 

 

Lauren Stein, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the neuroendocrine control of energy balance using rodent models of obesity.