Category Archives: strengths and weaknesses

Book Club – Lab Girl

We recently read Lab Girl, the nationally bestselling memoir by Hope Jahren, PhD. Dr. Jahren is a Professor at the University of Hawai’i Manoa where she runs a Geobiology Laboratory. She also blogs about interactions between women and men in … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

There is so much that I love about my career as a Research Scientist in BioTech. I love the creativity and intellectual stimulation, the teamwork and independence, the opportunity to apply expertise but always keep improving and learning, and I … Continue reading

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Listen to yourself

For the last six months I’ve been co-facilitating a peer mentoring group for postdocs, a group initiated by our postdoctoral affairs office. We’re seven people, all in some kind of biomedical research, but not necessarily with the same career goals. The … Continue reading

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Why I stopped faking it

When I was in grad school I felt like I wasn’t good enough and at the same time that I deserved to have it all – perfect grades, grants, awards, fantastic publications, a great social life and a happy family. My … Continue reading

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Encountering new levels of diversity… and lack of diversity

I just started a new job in a big city. This has been a huge change for me in many ways, and one refreshing change has been the new level of diversity I’ve experienced. I am a white woman who … Continue reading

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Strengths. Weaknesses. And Faking It.

Wonder Woman–oh how incredibly appropriate for this post! source: http://dramyneuzil.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/so-try-that-power-pose.jpg I had the pleasure of attending a networking event last month. It was focused on how to find, develop and discover what you can gain by leveraging strengths and natural … Continue reading

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