Tag: careers


Did the PhD Kill the Masters Degree?

In which I have strong opinions about why a MS is a great option

Choosing a Graduate Program and Advisor

While data are incomplete, estimates put the number of people who enter graduate school, but don’t complete a degree, around 44%. Let’s ponder that for a moment. Nearly half of students admitted to PhD programs, some […]

The PhD Question

I get this question a lot.  “Should I do a PhD? I want to work in _____.”  I get it so much, in fact, that I thought I’d turn this into a post, and let […]

Further Job Search advice

Spell check is NOT your friend.  Do not rely on it to accurately fix your mistakes: “I hope my application after the deadline does not incontinence you too greatly.” Um. Not really….. It was Global […]

Interesting Science Job news

A new study mentioned in this week’s Nature caught my eye– “Molly Schmid and Helen Liu looked at the 3,790 jobs that were open in July at the top five revenue-generating drug companies (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, […]