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A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.

A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.

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United States

Description:

A podcast for scientists, and the people who love them.

Twitter:

@HelloPhD

Language:

English


Episodes

157. The Three Mentors You Need

5/30/2021
Most graduate students look on their research advisors as a mentor – hoping for guidance on science, career, and life in general. But even a superstar PI can’t provide that kind of comprehensive mentorship for all students all the time, and those stellar advisors are rare indeed. That’s why EVERY student needs to think about […] The post 157. The Three Mentors You Need appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:41:32

156. How to Identify and Avoid Predatory Journals

5/16/2021
It starts innocently enough with an email. This mail is with reference of your article published in the Journal of Cell Science, which is of good quality and making a good impact in the research field. In which you provided this email address to contact you. We would be glad if you submit your manuscript […] The post 156. How to Identify and Avoid Predatory Journals appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:59:14

155. How to Plan A Seminar or Scientific Event

4/29/2021
At some point in your graduate training, you’ll want to host an event. For many students, that will mean inviting a speaker for a special seminar. For others, it might be an outreach event or a departmental retreat. But no matter the purpose, you’ll probably feel a little lost as you try to nail down […] The post 155. How to Plan A Seminar or Scientific Event appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:38:56

154. How to Plan Your PhD w/ Hugh Kearns

4/17/2021
A PhD Plan sounds like an oxymoron, but charting a path to graduation is one of the most important things you can do as a graduate student. This week, we talk with Hugh Kearns of Thinkwell about why PhD planning is so challenging for students, and learn about some tools that can keep your research […] The post 154. How to Plan Your PhD w/ Hugh Kearns appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:51:54

153. Where Do PhDs Work? The Answer Shouldn’t Surprise You.

3/29/2021
If you went to graduate school before the turn of the millennium, you probable expected to (eventually) land in a tenure-track position at a University. You may have known a few peers who got teaching gigs, or *gasp* went into ‘industry positions’, but the expectation was to follow in your mentor’s footsteps. Today, lots of […] The post 153. Where Do PhDs Work? The Answer Shouldn’t Surprise You. appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:43:30

152. How Do I Explain the Bad Grades On My Transcript?

3/16/2021
It’s time to open the mailbag once again to answer YOUR questions. First, we read a couple of emails from listeners who have put Hello PhD advice to work in their training, and they’re already starting to see the benefits. Nadia writes: Thank you so much for your podcast. I discovered Hello PhD at the […] The post 152. How Do I Explain the Bad Grades On My Transcript? appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:37:42

151. Avoid These Phrases in Your Peer Review

2/28/2021
The Peer Review villain, alternatively known as ‘Reviewer 2’ or ‘Reviewer 3’, has gained meme status. This is the person who takes your submitted journal article, drenches it in red ink, shreds it, burns it, and feeds the ashes to feral pigs. And unfortunately, it has happened to all of us. There always seems to […] The post 151. Avoid These Phrases in Your Peer Review appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:25:58

150. Rediscover Your Scientific Passion

2/15/2021
Nadia wanted to help patients. She had considered going to medical school, but found biomedical research to be an exciting opportunity to develop new knowledge and therapies. After graduate school, she continued her training as a postdoc. She was on the faculty-track, making plans for her project and her next career advancement. Then, COVID hit. […] The post 150. Rediscover Your Scientific Passion appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:51:15

149. Yes, Grad Students, You DO Have Transferable Skills

1/30/2021
If you’re a graduate student thinking about a career that lies off the tenure track, you’re probably vaguely nervous that your skills at the bench won’t take you very far in the business world. Career experts always ask you to highlight your ‘transferable skills,’ but what does that actually mean? Is it true that you’re […] The post 149. Yes, Grad Students, You DO Have Transferable Skills appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:50:12

148. Listener Mailbag: Contacting Prospective PIs, Supporting Friends, et al!

1/16/2021
Happy New Year to all our Hello PhD listeners! 2021 has already been… a lot. But we’re here to help. This week, we open the mailbag to answer your questions about graduate training and life in the lab. You Asked for It! Our first note came from Vibhatha, who found that a Science Writing Checklist […] The post 148. Listener Mailbag: Contacting Prospective PIs, Supporting Friends, et al! appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:39:55

147. 2020: A Year in Review

12/31/2020
It’s no stretch to say that 2020 was a hard year for almost everyone. It was marked by a global pandemic, social upheaval, and loss. The word ‘unprecedented’ lost all meaning around March, and we navigated uncharted waters for the remainder of the year. 2020 was rough, but now that it’s over, it’s time to […] The post 147. 2020: A Year in Review appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:42:11

029. Tenure Tracker: Choose a Mentor, Not a Lab w/ Natasha Snider, PhD (R)

12/15/2020
Choosing a lab for your graduate or postdoc research is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Most people read papers and abstracts to find the coolest science. Or they favor the big labs with lots of people and solid funding. But those features can distract you from the real secret of scientific success. Your Mentor Matters This […] The post 029. Tenure Tracker: Choose a Mentor, Not a Lab w/ Natasha Snider, PhD (R) appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:42:09

146. Ace Your Virtual Graduate School Interview w/ Dr. Beth Bowman

11/28/2020
The letters of recommendation have been submitted, and review committees have assembled. But while this graduate school application season may seem familiar, the next steps will be wildly different from past years. How will Universities conduct graduate school interviews during a pandemic? And what can applicants do to prepare for these unprecedented times? Virtual Interview […] The post 146. Ace Your Virtual Graduate School Interview w/ Dr. Beth Bowman appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:01:05:53

145. Ten Tips from Hindsight: A PhD’s guide to a PhD

11/16/2020
How many times have you said “I wish I had known!” or “Why didn’t they teach us this in school?” If you’re a graduate student, you’ve probably said it a lot. For some reason, from the moment you write your first application to the moment you get your hood and mortarboard, you’ll be re-learning what […] The post 145. Ten Tips from Hindsight: A PhD’s guide to a PhD appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:36:00

144. Finding a Career that Fits with Marlys Hanson

10/31/2020
Sarah had achieved her dream. With a PhD in Physics, she had accepted a new position as a Theoretical Physicist. But as the months wore on, she started to feel overwhelmed and depressed. She’d done well in school and enjoyed her classes – why couldn’t she focus on her work? Sean graduated with honors from […] The post 144. Finding a Career that Fits with Marlys Hanson appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:01:01:43

143. Mailbag: Clinical Experience, Fighting Impostor Syndrome, et al!

10/15/2020
This week, we dig into the mailbag to answer your questions! What’s in a Name? We start with an email from Tegner about what happens when your department changes its name before you even begin your trainining: I have recently been admitted and have accepted admission to a PhD program in “Immunology and Infectious Disease.” […] The post 143. Mailbag: Clinical Experience, Fighting Impostor Syndrome, et al! appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:38:47

142. Advancing Racial Equity in Science w/ Dr. Kenneth Gibbs

9/30/2020
When Dr. Kenneth Gibbs talks about diversity and inclusion in the sciences, it’s not just a cause célèbre. It’s personal. “For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Black man. A descendent from enslaved Africans here in America, so my family has been here for hundreds of years. That’s part of my […] The post 142. Advancing Racial Equity in Science w/ Dr. Kenneth Gibbs appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:57:40

141. Why We (Still) Podcast

9/16/2020
What makes two PhDs who escaped from grad school years ago want to revisit all the highs and lows of their training? Short answer: Beer! But the long answer: Grad school is no cakewalk – classes are challenging, experiments fail, and sometimes, PIs seem like they’re from another planet. We made it through one day at […] The post 141. Why We (Still) Podcast appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:47:47

140. Mailbag: Do I need more experience? Biology vs. biomedical. Et al!

8/31/2020
You keep sending questions, we keep answering them! Take My Advice In our last mailbag episode, we noted that ‘comprehensive exams’ or ‘prelims’ varied not only by University but even department to department in one school. We asked you for your experience, and wanted to share just one of those repsonses: My department (Computer Science […] The post 140. Mailbag: Do I need more experience? Biology vs. biomedical. Et al! appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:35:34

139. Back to School During a Pandemic

8/17/2020
In March 2020, the world shut down. International borders were sealed. Businesses shuttered. Schools locked their doors and students were sent home to learn ‘remotely.’ At the same time, many universities and research labs also closed down for the summer of COVID-19. While a few labs remained open as essential research continued, many scientists froze […] The post 139. Back to School During a Pandemic appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:01:03:56