Navigating Academia

Resources I’ve found helpful

Ten Simple Rules for Doing your Best Resarch, According to Hamming (Erren et al 2007).

On the Process of Becoming a Great Scientist (Giddings 2008)

Waiting for the motivation fairy (Kearns and Gardiner 2011)

Books I’d recommend

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A PhD is Not Enough! A guide to Survival in Science by Petere Feibelman

Professors as Writers by Robert Boice

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job by Prosanta Chakrabarty

Lessons from my job searches

In the final year of my disseration, I began the quest for the next step in my academic career, a postdoctoral position. I don’t think it’s ever too early to start thinking about postdoctoral positions. Some good resources that offer some great advice.

Powell, K. 2007. Breaking with tradition. Nature 446(7132): 226-228.

Bourne PE and Friedberg I. 2006.Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position. PLoS Comput Biol 2(11): e121.

A book that was infinately helpful during the application processs

The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology by Chandler, Wolfe, and Promislow