Minggu, 22 Juli 2012

Career resources for postdocs and new faculty

Today, in an effort to avoid working on lecture prep, I thought I would share some resources from around the web that I have found useful for my career preparation so far.

Psychology job wiki - This wiki is not only a useful place for perusing available faculty positions, the forums are really interesting. There is a lot of discussion about the job search process as well as issues relating to

Jumat, 20 Juli 2012

Management skills

Yesterday a friend and I were swapping stories about our experiences with crappy supervisors and started discussing what we would do differently (which I think about a lot now that I'm a month away from having my own lab). This led to a more general discussion about good lab management skills and how a PI without good management skills can really destroy a lab. We're now both reading through this

Minggu, 01 Juli 2012

Happy Canada Day!!!

Canada Day google doodle on google.ca

Everyone should go drink some Canadian beer, maybe get yourself some poutine for lunch, and watch this video:

A note on the stupidest utility company ever

The lastest in a long line of moving-related hassles is that the electric company in my soon-to-be-state is, well, not so helpful: they require you to go into their office to show ID before they will set up service at your new address. Now, if I currently lived in that state, this wouldn't really be much of a problem. But since I do not, this is a GIANT F&*#ING HASSLE. I either will have no

Reference letter season

It turns out, I love writing letters of recommendation. Although time consuming, it is such a positive experience. Not only are you doing so...