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Latest Episodes

122: Tenure Tracker – The Life Non-Linear with Dr. Jimena Giudice
October 11, 2019

Dr. Jimena Giudice has all the traits of a promising new faculty member. Through her training and early career, she has earned more than a dozen grants and awards. She’s co-authored two dozen papers. And she has trained students and postdocs,

121: A Teenager Goes to Grad School feat. Julia Nepper, PhD
September 24, 2019

You’ve gotten this far, which means you have probably read the episode title by now. And that means you have questions. So… many… questions…. Let’s answer a few of them right up front. First, if you want to enter graduate school at age seventeen,

120: Advancing Open Science with Dr. Jon Tennant
September 07, 2019

As a researcher, you may brag about the open, collegial way that scientists share their findings in lab meetings, poster sessions, and journal articles. But if you dig beneath the surface, you’ll find a darker tendency built into our habits and institu...

119: Ten Tips to Crush Your First Semester
August 27, 2019

It’s that time of year again – summer days are growing shorter, your friends are trying to fit in one last trip to the beach, and the backpack aisle at Target is about to be cleared out to make way for the Halloween costumes. Yes,

118: Find a Better Mentor with GradPI
August 10, 2019

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a crystal ball that could reveal your grad-school future? You might look forward to see if that next experiment will work out, or if your research will eventually make the cover of Nature.

059: Simple Tricks for Time Management – The Focus Funnel (R)
July 22, 2019

In some jobs, one day at the office looks a lot like the next. You could look through your calendar and optimize your meeting schedule and to-do list without much thought. But working in a lab is different: your projects are in constant flux,

117: Bridging The Gap as a Medical Science Liaison
July 05, 2019

For most graduate students, the list of potential careers runs something like this: Research Faculty Teaching Faculty Industry Researcher Science Writer …. ummmm… But the truth is that there are other, less talked-about careers that can be a perfect fi...

116: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Summer Students
June 18, 2019

Ten weeks is not a long time. It feels even shorter when you’re tossed into the deep-end of a top-tier research lab. If you’re spending your summer as a Research Assistant between semesters, or you’ve graduated and want to get some summer experience be...

115: PhDown Under – 4 Ways a PhD is Better in Australia
June 03, 2019

It’s no secret that post-secondary education is a rough road to walk. Graduate students rack up debt for the privilege of working long hours for an unpredictable number of years with very little faculty support. Well,

114: Grad School Should Have a Time Limit
May 17, 2019

Here’s a controversial idea: what if graduate school finished on a predictable schedule the way (checks notes) every other academic training program does! Since kindergarten, your education has had fixed milestones.