How to get an academic position without applying.

How to get an academic position without applying.

“I applied to a dozen academic positions, without any luck,” said Jon, an aspiring P.I. “Time to go on tour,” I said. I hear this all of the time from postdocs who apply to academic postings. If they don’t get an interview, they usually say they’ll just wait till the...

Stop Being Selfish…during negotiations.

“Damien, you’re selfish!” said my old mentor. “For what?!” I was shocked. “You’re afraid to help the neighboring lab because what they might think of you? That’s selfish!” That was an eye opener. I was more focused on how I felt rather than focusing on how I could...