Archive for: April, 2016

Climbing ponderable

Apr 25 2016 Published by under Careers, Life, NIH

People often refer to a ladder when discussing ascending through the ranks in their careers. I prefer to think it's more like rock-climbing* - there's not necessarily one route as implied by a ladder.

Be careful not to tread on the fingers of those below you and don't forget to point out the hard-to-see hand/foot-holds.

No point in getting to the top if there's no one left following to witness it.

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* It's still an imperfect metaphor. Also, I'm no rock-climber.

 

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Hypothesis

Apr 20 2016 Published by under Life

Cats embody entitlement.

Dogs embody hope.

 

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Ponderable

Apr 11 2016 Published by under Careers, Life, NIH

The discussion in the comments here on PI's "purloining"* projects developed by postdocs is one of several reasons why someone starting their own lab is well advised to have more than one research project in mind. To not do so is foolhardy at best.

 

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* I put this in quotes because situations can vary tremendously and be more complicated than they appear at first.

 

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