"In general, I’ve seen that the people who get ahead in [academic ecology] the job market are those who have a clear vision of what [research] job they want to pursue and why it matters. As you finish your PhD, spend time thinking about a few possible future [research] job directions. What do you want to [discover] contribute to society? Why? And what will it take to make those [discoveries] contributions?"
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
IB graduate students, if you want to make some more exiting defence announcements: twitter threw down the gauntlet, and the bar is now raised substantially.
PhDs scheduling their defenses makes me happy— Ian Petrie (@icpetrie) March 4, 2017
PhDs advertising their defenses with cool posters makes me cartwheel with delight
More please! pic.twitter.com/xl9QkXQpq4
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Monday, February 27, 2017
- You create a Transposable Element (TE) simulation model called TEWorld, with this logo:
TE (and you only realize this after collaborating for 4 years)
- You need to run said simulations on sharcnet, and one of the clusters is you will use is called kraken (or orca, or requin, or saw; obviously computer scientists are not biologists, or they are and the inclusion of orca is reverse reverse psychology).
- You receive links to these types of youtube videos:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
"Monica Harris, a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, is a rare exception. She believes that too many PhDs are being produced, and has stopped admitting them. But such unilateral academic birth control is rare."