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128. Field Work: Science in the Great Outdoors

2/26/2020
It’s 6 AM and you wake up as the crickets grow quiet and dawn illuminates your tent. After cooking breakfast over a campfire, you load a backpack and hike seven miles into a canyon. That’s when the science begins… Camp, Sample… When people think of science, they often conjure images of lab coats, chalk boards, […] The post 128. Field Work: Science in the Great Outdoors appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:51:42

127. Listener Mailbag: How Do You Stay Motivated in Grad School?

2/10/2020
It’s a well worn analogy, but an apt one: grad school is a mental and emotional marathon, not a sprint. This week, we answer listener mail from ‘runners’ at different stages of the race! This episode is Part 2 of our conversation with Susanna Harris of PhDBalance.com. You can listen to the first episode here: […] The post 127. Listener Mailbag: How Do You Stay Motivated in Grad School? appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:38:49

126. Listener Mailbag – Ghost PIs, Dress Codes, and Mental Health with Susanna Harris

1/23/2020
It’s that time again – the virtual mail bag is overflowing, so we invited Susanna Harris of PhDBalance.com to help us answer YOUR emails, Tweets, and messages. Bringing the Heat We start with a few burning questions about applications and interviews. The first question comes from a listener who was promised a strong letter of […] The post 126. Listener Mailbag – Ghost PIs, Dress Codes, and Mental Health with Susanna Harris appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:35:00

106. HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Acing Your Interview with Dr. Beth Bowman (R)

1/4/2020
See our previous episodes in this series: 101: HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Knowing When, and Where, to Apply with Dr. Beth Bowman 102: HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Crafting the Perfect Personal Statement with Dr. Brian Rybarczyk With most jobs, you’ll need to submit a polished resume along with a […] The post 106. HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Acing Your Interview with Dr. Beth Bowman (R) appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:01:12:13

125. Demystifying the Research Institute

12/15/2019
Most PhD students attend traditional academic institutions of higher educations. It’s the world of classes, campuses, and mortarboards you probably think of when you think about a University. But there’s a less-traveled path to a PhD that may actually hold some benefits for certain students, including those coming back to school after working for awhile, […] The post 125. Demystifying the Research Institute appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:33:41

124. An Art Contest JUST For Hello PhD Listeners

11/26/2019
We’re bringing you this bonus episode to encourage our listeners to submit their artwork to the Promega Art Contest for Creative Scientists. This isn’t for everyone – it’s just for listeners of Hello PhD! The deadline is nearly here (December 1st, 2019), but you can still visit the contest page to submit a digital image […] The post 124. An Art Contest JUST For Hello PhD Listeners appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:09:09

123. Anatomy of a Micropublication feat. Nate Jacobs of Flashpub

11/14/2019
In a world where it’s “Publish or Perish,” you’d expect “publish” to be the more favorable option. But, if you’ve ever spent a year or more performing experiments, crafting figures, writing a manuscript, finding a friendly editor and arguing with reviewers, that “perish” option might just sound pretty sweet right about now…. It’s no secret […] The post 123. Anatomy of a Micropublication feat. Nate Jacobs of Flashpub appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:56:12

102. HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Crafting the Perfect Personal Statement (R)

10/29/2019
Please recount your life story, all of your future plans, and why this graduate program is uniquely suited to fulfill those dreams. Limit your answer to 140 characters. Okay, okay, the typical “Personal Statement” prompt on your grad school application is probably not that outrageous, but they CAN feel both cryptic and overwhelming. Here’s a […] The post 102. HelloPhD Guide to Grad School Applications – Crafting the Perfect Personal Statement (R) appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:01:04:43

122. Tenure Tracker – The Life Non-Linear with Dr. Jimena Giudice

10/10/2019
Dr. Jimena Giudice has all the traits of a promising new faculty member. Through her training and early career, she has earned more than a dozen grants and awards. She’s co-authored two dozen papers. And she has trained students and postdocs, gaining a reputation as a highly effective mentor. You’d expect that Dr. Giudice’s undeniable […] The post 122. Tenure Tracker – The Life Non-Linear with Dr. Jimena Giudice appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:57:54

121. A Teenager Goes to Grad School feat. Julia Nepper, PhD

9/23/2019
You’ve gotten this far, which means you have probably read the episode title by now. And that means you have questions. So… many… questions…. Let’s answer a few of them right up front. First, if you want to enter graduate school at age seventeen, you should probably start college around age eleven. That’s what this […] The post 121. A Teenager Goes to Grad School feat. Julia Nepper, PhD appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:41:07

120. Advancing Open Science with Dr. Jon Tennant

9/6/2019
As a researcher, you may brag about the open, collegial way that scientists share their findings in lab meetings, poster sessions, and journal articles. But if you dig beneath the surface, you’ll find a darker tendency built into our habits and institutions that actually cover up a lot of what we learn. For example, you […] The post 120. Advancing Open Science with Dr. Jon Tennant appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:57:37

119. Ten Tips to Crush Your First Semester

8/26/2019
It’s that time of year again – summer days are growing shorter, your friends are trying to fit in one last trip to the beach, and the backpack aisle at Target is about to be cleared out to make way for the Halloween costumes. Yes, it’s back-to-school time. From toddlers to teenagers, this time of […] The post 119. Ten Tips to Crush Your First Semester appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:46:46

118. Find a Better Mentor with GradPI

8/10/2019
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a crystal ball that could reveal your grad-school future? You might look forward to see if that next experiment will work out, or if your research will eventually make the cover of Nature. What you should do with the power of foresight is to take a deep look […] The post 118. Find a Better Mentor with GradPI appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:44:10

059: Simple Tricks for Time Management – The Focus Funnel (R)

7/21/2019
In some jobs, one day at the office looks a lot like the next. You could look through your calendar and optimize your meeting schedule and to-do list without much thought. But working in a lab is different: your projects are in constant flux, experiments lead to other experiments, and you need to balance bench […] The post 059: Simple Tricks for Time Management – The Focus Funnel (R) appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:39:29

117: Bridging The Gap as a Medical Science Liaison

7/4/2019
For most graduate students, the list of potential careers runs something like this: Research Faculty Teaching Faculty Industry Researcher Science Writer …. ummmm… But the truth is that there are other, less talked-about careers that can be a perfect fit for scientists who may love learning but not working at the bench. Raison d’Liaison Listener […] The post 117: Bridging The Gap as a Medical Science Liaison appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:51:11

116: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Summer Students

6/17/2019
Ten weeks is not a long time. It feels even shorter when you’re tossed into the deep-end of a top-tier research lab. If you’re spending your summer as a Research Assistant between semesters, or you’ve graduated and want to get some summer experience before grad school, we have ideas to help you hit the ground […] The post 116: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Summer Students appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:47:41

115: PhDown Under – 4 Ways a PhD is Better in Australia

6/2/2019
It’s no secret that post-secondary education is a rough road to walk. Graduate students rack up debt for the privilege of working long hours for an unpredictable number of years with very little faculty support. Well, that might be true in much of the Northern hemisphere, but in a land where mammals lay eggs and […] The post 115: PhDown Under – 4 Ways a PhD is Better in Australia appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:55:36

114: Grad School Should Have a Time Limit

5/17/2019
Here’s a controversial idea: what if graduate school finished on a predictable schedule the way (checks notes) every other academic training program does! Since kindergarten, your education has had fixed milestones. You knew it would take 12 years to graduate from high school, 4 for college, and 2 for a masters or an associates degree. […] The post 114: Grad School Should Have a Time Limit appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:49:07

113: All Work and Some Play – Isaac Childres on Following Your Passion After a PhD

4/30/2019
Sometimes, a graduate school education follows the strait and narrow path through dissertation, postdoc, and faculty position. And sometimes, it sprouts wings and takes you somewhere else entirely. That was the experience for Isaac Childress. Isaac began his career as a physics PhD studying high-energy particles. But “Plan A” didn’t turn out exactly as he […] The post 113: All Work and Some Play – Isaac Childres on Following Your Passion After a PhD appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:48:05

112: Listener Mailbag – Leaving Home, Avoiding the GRE, Finding Collaborators, et al!

4/15/2019
It’s that time again… Let’s open the mailbag and see what you, our listeners and friends, have sent in! You asked for it… We start out with a couple of questions from David, who is considering going back to grad school for computational biology after a successful career as a software developer. He wants to […] The post 112: Listener Mailbag – Leaving Home, Avoiding the GRE, Finding Collaborators, et al! appeared first on Hello PhD.

Duration:00:37:34