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The Medial Science Liaison (MSL) role

The Medial Science Liaison (MSL) role

As reader of our blog/ seminar participant, you can use the discount code “Germany123” to receive a 10% discount on the online MSL training course. Martijn also offers free webinars on a regular basis, see link. Do...

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Alternative career options

Alternative career options

Degree in your hand, but not sure what to do next? Get some inspiration what (alternative) career options you have with a background in the natural sciences. Here you find a list with many possibilities. Industry Job fields Research and...

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Let talk about your unique skill set

Let talk about your unique skill set

“In most western countries, the number of PhD graduates in the life sciences has increased by around 50% over the last ten years. As the job market, in both academia and industry, has been largely flat in most countries, this PhD glut is...

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Research project: Conference formats

Research project: Conference formats

Can we level the playing field at conferences for all delegates, regardless of gender? Can we obtain equal opportunities for everybody attending without putting anyone at disadvantage? Can we tackle the reasons behind the inequalities of conference...

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An eye-catcher for your CV

An eye-catcher for your CV

The eyecatcher: your keywords, highlights, or summary Today it is common to start your CV with a section that depicts the best of your CV and personality for THAT particular job you are applying for. It is a great way to catch the eye of the...

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List of online career resources

List of online career resources

Please take a look through thislist of career-related online resources, which we´ve summarised and commented for you. Download pdf In here, you´ll find info about these 12 topics: 1 General career info 2 Non-academic career info 3 Academic career...

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I quit my PhD! What now?

I quit my PhD! What now?

This article was originally published in Nachrichten aus der Chemie (02-2020) In a seminar for doctoral students, we look at strong and weak parts of a CV. After we discussed how we can put the many highlights of Elizabeta's career into the best...

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Landing on your feet

Landing on your feet

Safety, employability, resilience: do you need a permanent contract to feel at ease about your career development, or would employability be a more flexible and better weay of looking at it?

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Online and Offline

Online and Offline

The covid-10 pandemic forces us to do experiments. However painful this episode might be, it offers the chance to learn and to question old habits. We often hear opinions like, "Online can only be a stopgap solution." Sorry, there will be no way...

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My last day as postdoc

My last day as postdoc

This is a guest post from Dr. Vera Chan. She showed me this text, which was originally a facebook blog after her last day of officially working as a postdoc. I was moved so much by it that I thought our readers might like to read it as well and...

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NSC podcast: Postdoc or not

NSC podcast: Postdoc or not

Please enjoy the first of our series of podcasts. The first topic: Shall I do a postdoc or not? https://naturalscience.careers/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NSC-podcast-1-Postdoc-or-not.mp3

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Verve, ownership and team-work wanted!

Verve, ownership and team-work wanted!

We interviewed an HR manager at a chemical cooperation in the Netherlands.   What does the standard interview process look like? Firstly, I phone people up. Just to get a first impression and find out more about their motivation to apply....

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My professor, the career advisor

My professor, the career advisor

First published in ‘Nachrichten aus der Chemie’ (07/08-2017) In a seminar, we are discussing the application of a female postdoc. “You just said you never intended to have a career in academia. Why did you start this postdoc then?” “My PhD...

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Don´t think 8-8-8

Don´t think 8-8-8

"I can´t imagine that these jobs would be family-friendly," judges Maya, a PhD student. In our Women and career seminar, she already mentioned that she´s planning to start a family in the next few years. I observe how she is creating space for kids...

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Interview with a quality manager

Interview with a quality manager

Interview with Christoph Reiter (CR) CU Chemie Uetikon GmbH.   By Sabrina Kreutz (SK) SK: Good evening, Mr. Reiter, thank you for taking the time for this telephone interview. CR: With pleasure and I hope I can help you with some questions. SK...

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Research funding from industry

Research funding from industry

In a seminar that we provide for senior postdocs and group leaders, we talk about the topic of funding. After covering the usual suspects, I am asking whether the attendees have ever considered funding from industry. Fred, who is currently getting...

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“It’s only crazy until you do it.”

“It’s only crazy until you do it.”

About working at a conservation NGO Nirmal Jivan Shah is ‘the face’ and the CEO of the largest and oldest NGO for conservation in a place where other people make holidays; the Seychelles. We have been lucky to interview him about his career and his...

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