Personal and Professional Development as a Researcher Whether you are just starting out or you are a mid-career researcher, progressing in your career could be really bothersome but it is highly rewarding. Successful researchers analyse carefully their skills, objectives, and the areas they need to develop. It is high time you managed your personal and […]

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Transitioning from Academia to Industry Although transitioning from academia in pursuit of careers in the industry seems non-typical, it can be achieved with ease if a number of elements are considered in line with WHAT you need to make the right move, WHEN to move, WHERE to move to, and HOW to be relevant there. […]

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Building a Career in Scientific Publishing Do you have a desire to serve the scientific community outside the lab (i.e. apart from research careers), which is tailored towards critically analyzing papers including those outside your field of expertise? If yes, you just could be a perfect fit for a career in scientific publishing. There are […]

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The Significance of Research Collaborations If there is one salient benefit of research collaboration to science and the society apart from efficiency, it is achieving understanding from different angles and perspectives. A major barrier however to this beautiful concept is the fact that many of the recognition and reward structures are still on an individual […]

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Scientific Collaborations and Authorship Disputes It has become a major cause for concern that early-career researchers many a time do not get the credit they deserve for their contributions to a research paper. Their efforts get downplayed and they unfairly find themselves go down in the pecking order in the author lists. Some unfortunately do […]

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Scholarly Mentoring Mentoring plays a vital role in the development of young scholars, setting the pace for them to enjoy highly successful careers. Due to a number of factors, there should be a flexible approach towards mentoring, in order to yield maximum results. Below are a few tips for being a good mentor: 1. Treat […]

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The Slow Research Writing Process Putting one’s thinking and research into words could be really taxing; however, beyond this, there is a need to ensure that the research paper is well-written, containing clearly communicated information. Typically, earlier researchers (students) are often required to research a topic, acquire new knowledge and perfectly put that knowledge into […]

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The Process of Career Exploration via Research Career exploration is one of the most important subjects in terms of long-term life planning for earlier researchers. It is a career planning process through which earlier researchers pursue the careers of their choice. It involves researching, assessing, and learning about various occupations and how they fit with […]

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Getting Your Academic Research Work Accepted for Publishing One challenge doctoral students and other early-career researchers face is the hurdle of generating valuable research that will advance science and writing a scholarly article on it. However, getting the article to be accepted by academic journals for publication poses a bigger challenge. To find post-doctoral jobs […]

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