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So you want to be a scientist…

Apparently, becoming a scientist is a bit like training to become a master in some medieval profession. In attempting to become a master blacksmith or mason, for instance, one would begin as an apprentice, training under a master for some … Continue reading

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Dr²

“So if I were to do another PhD, do you suppose that would make me a doctor squared?” The funny thing is, I actually remember joking about this over a beer one evening a few years ago. At first glance, the … Continue reading

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Employment prospects

I found myself really quite dejected today at the state of the postdoctoral jobs market.  And with that, I find my concern mounting that I’m in danger of becoming one of those bitter people. If I’m honest, it’s probably just that I’m … Continue reading

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