THE BLACK HOLE
Universities employ a very small fraction of all career scientists and serve mainly as a stepping stone to the next career phase rather than a final destination.
Starting early and being ruthless about time management are just a few pieces of advice I wish I had been given at the start of this process.
The challenge is knowing when to step in and when to let go.
Simple, rather than drastic, changes can go a long way to improving equality.
For the first time, a postdoctoral fellow has been appointed to serve as a member of the governing council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
A sustainable culture is built on living one’s values, and demonstration of that inevitably comes from the top.
Among other things, these websites should be sharing the lab’s protocols and disclosing the career progression of its researchers.
Most founders in STEM are not interested in being rich – they want to achieve a paradigm change in their field.
Two of the most useful and underrated things in the world of academic science are support and trust. Both can make such a huge difference at key moments of one’s career, and parental leave should be no exception.
While our existing scientific publication system has limited value in this world, the scholarly peer review process is more important than ever.
These are just a few of the ways that men and women can help to balance the gender scales in academic science.
A more seasoned person can help shepherd the startup over those early bumps in the road, and can serve as a ‘voice of reason’ for the company.
As Dave starts his second parental leave, we look back at what the Black Hole has been writing about for the last six months.
What young CEOs lack in experience, they appear to make up for in risk tolerance and ability to facilitate development and growth.
The reality for many externally-funded research group leaders is that we will leave the institution that gave us our start.
Is age a proxy for success when launching a biopharma startup?
Some practical and achievable ways that every male scientist can help balance the gender scales in 2019.
Postdocs play an important role in the scientific enterprise and yet they often seem to slip through the cracks.
These relatively recent initiatives deserve recognition for helping the scientific community.
If universities are interested in incentivizing translational research, the economics for scientists needs to change.