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Michael Salgaller

05.03.2017 |    1,522 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. Now we’re down to the Big 3! For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing spots are located. This blogpost provides a little taste of what the highest growth positions do. Although, personal interest and excitement is very important in a career – so is being able to get a job in that career! Being an unemployed or underemployed...


Michael Salgaller

11.30.2016 |    3,951 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing...


Michael Salgaller

08.15.2016 |    5,268 |   reply |
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Recently, Genetic Engineering News published a list of what they believe will be the top 10 biotech jobs most in demand over the next decade. For those looking for moving beyond the bench, starting their science career, or just looking for a change, the list proposes where the likeliest landing...


Michael Salgaller

05.26.2016 |    3,802 |   reply |
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I’ve always enjoyed attending meetings and conferences, and not because I’m a technology nerd or need to escape my work environment.  Whatever field you’re in, here’s hoping you’re really into it, or at least find it provides more than a paycheck. If you at least like what you do, you have...


Michael Salgaller

04.18.2016 |    3,579 |   reply |
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Funding is essential to maintain and grow one’s career.  Since few of us are independently wealthy, and since medical research is expensive, most of us pursue funding by asking outside entities for support. But what if I were to ask you to give me some money for work-related expenses? Chances are...


Michael Salgaller

02.05.2016 |    3,571 |   reply |
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Looking for a position – even voluntarily – is stressful.  If the job-hunt is discretionary, if you can stay where you are long-term and perhaps are simply bored, it’s comparatively less stressful. But even then, there’s something unsatisfying about where you are that’s making you look elsewhere.  It’s just like a relationship...


Michael Salgaller

11.09.2015 |    4,221 |   reply |
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It’s a common misconception that acquiring the skills and talents necessary to move beyond the bench, or any position you find mundane, requires formal training or first leaving said bench.  There are skills many of you are developing in your current role. There are skills many of you could develop further....


Michael Salgaller

08.26.2015 |    5,168 |   reply |
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Being part of a group that enjoys similar interests and shared experiences is not a recent phenomenon.  When we were younger and in school, we’d gather with those who liked playing the same sports or volunteering for the same cause. It was a chance not just to form bonds, but to...
Tags: why networking is important


Michael Salgaller

04.20.2015 |    6,958 |   reply |
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Are you diminishing yourself and your accomplishments by using these two words? Science as a discipline and career path is, by its nature, highly hierarchical. That is, chances are strong the organization you work with is structured vertically. There is a clear pecking order, a clear chain of command.  In academia, there...


Michael Salgaller

01.28.2015 |    8,517 |   reply |
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Last fall, I was invited by Bio Careers to present a webinar on pursuing alternative careers.  It dealt most specifically with transitioning from a bench career to one involving finance or business. Interestingly, what strongly resonated with attendees were the slides on how one’s skills could be applied to positions which,...
Tags: other careers for scientists, transferable skills of scientists


Michael Salgaller

09.10.2014 |    6,372 |   reply |
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I know what you did this summer. You probably worked on your job, but not your career.  That’s okay. It’s hard to connect with people when so many are away on vacation. Weren’t you away part of the time? Please tell me you took a vacation. Please tell me you weren’t...
Tags: planning your career


Michael Salgaller

04.22.2014 |    37,083 |   reply |
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So, how is the New year treating you? Are your resolutions still in place, or have you joined the humbled masses who will swear once again to never make New Year’s resolutions? I know Spiderman (in the 2012 reboot) said that the best kind of promises are those you can’t...
Tags: changing jobs, complacency with work, getting out of comfort zone


Michael Salgaller

01.17.2014 |    12,918 |   reply |
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After looking over many of these blog posts, one important area to discuss is the scientist as an inventor, adventurer, and entrepreneur. My career has had a long, winding path. Sometimes the terrain was sufficiently tortuous that I dreamt of being reincarnated as a Land Rover. I’ve been promoted several...
Tags: career questions, searching for more


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