After Dr Shelda Debowski finished her PhD, she began to realise that in order to be a successful academic, you need a strategy. A strategy that navigates the politics and reality of an often unstructured environment.
July 11, 2016
Postdocs power the research around the world. However, for postdocs the reality of being a scientist is years of jumping from contract to contract, trying to secure increasingly rare academic positions.
June 25, 2016
Establishing yourself as an academic is a challenging process. So what happens when you attempt to balance career and family, in an industry that is full of short fixed-term contracts?
May 4, 2016
You might think you can run away from science - but science will track you down. As it did in the case of Helen Arney - songwriter, comedian and one third of the comedy-science trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd.
April 5, 2016
What do we mean by success? Is it all just in the mind? How do our own feelings and the biases of others affect us in the workplace? And how do these factors affect women working in science in particular?
March 21, 2016
How do scientists end up on the radio? If you’ve had a really good day in the lab, and your research has generated public interest, you might suddenly find the media knocking on your door. But then what?
February 22, 2016
One of the great joys of science is the opportunity to work with people from all over the world. However, one common theme unites many scientists: we are all speaking english.
February 2, 2016