Fortnightly Highlights – 08/07/15

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Career Articles and Resources:
9 Ways to Manage and Overcome Academic Stress and Transition into Industry by Cheeky Scientist
Best industry transition articles of the week for PhDs (July 26 2015) by Cheeky Scientist
Job seekers: How to banish those job interview jitters by Forbes
Why PhDs shouldn’t overlook a career with a non-profit organization by Cheeky Scientist
What you need to know before inviting people to connect on LinkedIn by Career Sherpa
So you want to be a science writer by Cell Press
Basics of Venture Capital by BiotechLikeMind
In conversation with Brian Schmidt, podcast with the Nobel Prize winner about training researchers by NatureJobs
Insider Knowledge (how to get ahead in science) by NatureJobs
Leaving academia: Do’s and Don’ts by NatureJobs
How to survive your PhD – a free course (works well for postdocs too!) by The Thesis Whisperer
Why not have a life? from our very own Gary McDowell in Science Magazine
5 Mistakes to avoid in your one-on-ones with your manager by Quickbase Intuit
What is it like to be an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow? from Brandeis U Blog
Tips for writing a scientific review article by ASCB
Best industry transition articles of the week for PhDs (Aug 2, 2015) by Cheeky Scientist
12 ways to get more out of attending a conference by US News and World Report
Essay on how academics should approach “revise and resubmit” responses from journals by Insider Higher Ed
How to choose a postdoc position: A step by step guide by Biotechin Asia
12 tips for scientists writing for the general public by American Scientist
How to get your boss to read your emails – and act on them by Quickbase Intuit
International Postdoc Survival Guide by National Postdoc Association
10 steps to executive-level confidence by Wall Street Journal
How to use your LinkedIn profile to power a career transition by Harvard Business Review
Making it in academia: Before and after you apply by NatureJobs blog
Gaining leadership skills volunteering at a professional organization by Addgene blog
How to break up with an innovation project by Harvard Business Review

News and Opinions
Rethinking graduate education by Science Magazine
Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the Future by AAAS
Elizabeth Warren and Newt Gingrich agree on call for more NIH funding by the Boston Globe
Shaping the Future of Research: a perspective from junior scientists (from the Future of Research group, including many Tufts postdocs!) in F1000Research
Request for information on the NIH-wide 5 year strategic plan. Have issues with postdoc training? Tell the NIH!
White house announces nominees for NSF deputy director and head of the Energy Department’s Office of Science by Science News.
Subscription to Nature magazine for only $50

Events
– August 9: MASS AWIS Annual Summer Potluck
– August 13: Women in Bio: Fundraising Bootcamp: Step by step guide for success.

Job Opportunities and Fellowships
Desktop Genetics on the AngelList startup database
American Council of Learned Societies
Graduate Research Fellowship Program by NSF

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