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Career Advice for Researchers

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To be a successful researcher, it is imperative that you make optimum use of the time available to you. Effective time-management not only helps avoid the last-minute…
10 Tried and tested time management tips for researchers
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If your personal and professional goals are not in sync, it can lead to a sense of discontent. Left unaddressed, these feelings can become the cause of mental and…
In pursuit of contentment: How to align personal and professional goals as a researcher
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Vincent Vanhoucke, Principal Scientist at Google tells you what they don't teach you in graduate school.
Dr. Ben Britton leads the Experimental Micromechanics Group of postdoctoral researchers, PhD and masters students, and academic visitors at Imperial College London. Dr…
An inspiring post in which an early-career researcher narrates her personal story and takes us through the ups and downs of her on-going journey as a PhD student. She…
In this post, guest author Fouzia Nawaz talks about the concept of academic resilience and what it means in the academic research and publishing world. She also shares…
For many, postdoctoral life coincides with taking on new personal responsibilities that may include starting a family, buying a house, or paying off student loans. A…
The postdoctoral period is the springboard for an early career researcher before plunging into the independent scientific career. Therefore, finding the right mentor is…
In addition to predatory journals and publishers, researchers now need to be wary of predatory conferences as well. But how does one know if a conference is legitimate…
How to identify predatory conferences: The Think.Check.Attend checklist
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Presenting at an academic conference is an opportunity that most young researchers look forward to. However, addressing a large audience can make you feel nervous, at…