Call for Bloggers
We are looking for four new bloggers.
Requirements: Ph.D. or graduate student in a school with a career development office.
Audience: U.S. biomedical PhDs and postdocs
Time commitment: 1 blog/month for 6 months. The series will run from April-September.
Content: You can see previous blogs postings at http://www.nihbest.org/phd-postdoctoral-scientists/phdpostdoc-blog/. You will write in a diary format to share your progress in reaching your career goals. For example, you might write about a career development speaker and how it impacted you; the struggle of writing to people asking for informational interviews; contacts that proved helpful; a career-related identity shift; a career interest that surprised you; balancing career development efforts with your lab work; awkward networking interactions; or anything else that happened that month in relation to career development.
Considerations: The blog will be posted publicly online. We would like to use your real name and photo, but you can be vague when it comes to others (who you networked with or where you are interning).
If you are interested in sharing your career development process and gaining some writing experience, please send the following to Laura Daniel by February 10, 2018:
- Area of Expertise (i.e., pharmacology, bioinformatics, etc.)
- Your progress in the career development process. (i.e., 1st year Ph.D. just starting to explore careers, 5th year Ph.D. about to actively job hunt, or postdoc pursuing one career but exploring backup career options, etc.)
- Career plans if you have them (i.e., science policy, academia, clinical research, etc.)
Depending on the response, we may request a short writing sample. Feel free to send questions to Laura.