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Christiana
Davis

Writing Grants for Nonprofits - Where Do You Start?

There are many nonprofit organizations in your community who continuously seek funds to stay afloat. 

As a life scientist, you have acquired most of the skills needed to successfully write a grant for a nonprofit. These include, researching, writing, editing and proofreading skills. But, where do you start? In the next few paragraphs, I'll share some tips that will help you get started. 


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Christiana
Davis

Key Ways Nonprofits Can Compete for Grants

Learn all there is about the funding agency. 

You may want to read (or review) one of my posts entitled “Writing Grants for Nonprofits - Where Do You Start?” In that post I emphasized the need to research your prospective funding agency. In the present post, I will share a few more things that will make your proposal more competitive. 

Follow the Requests for Proposals to the letter. It is like an effective cover letter that moves a prospective employer to glance over your resume. 


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Christiana
Davis

The Art of Getting Positive References

Congratulations! Your resume has landed you an interview. 

But to authenticate your work history, prospective employers ask for professional references. They want to know the person behind the resume. To help them do this, they either contact the references directly, or they enlist the services of Professional Reference/Background Checking agencies. Some organizations do both. Regardless of who checks your references, your hope is to have your references support your candidacy for the job.


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Judy
Lytle

A Career in Business Development

“Business Development” can mean different things, depending on the position you find yourself in, the company or agency that hires you, the size and mission of the organization, and any number of other factors.

As the Director of Business Development for a small non-profit research institute, I can tell you that I wear a lot of hats. I thought I’d write a blog about what it is I do on a day-to-day basis – maybe you’ll see something appealing in it, and decide to go that route.


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Dave
Galgoczy

Update your communication style for business

“You’re a consultant! Be clear! Make a plan and stick to it! Don’t drone on and on! Back everything up with numbers!” 

When I started consulting as a domain expert in energy and biotech, this was, more or less, the feedback I received from a friend of mine who was a seasoned consultant.


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Christiana
Davis

How to Take Control of Your Time and Write a Lot More

Letting data linger in our labs is very common in academia. 

Most, if not all, Principle Investigators have data that may never see the light of the day. Do you wish you have more time to write scientific papers? In this present post, I'll share some tips on how to get control of your time, and how to use that time to turn unpublished data into papers. 


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Dave
Galgoczy

Expert consulting—Deploying expertise where it’s needed

Hello Bio Careers community!

To introduce myself, my name is Dave Galgoczy. I work in a few roles, such as an independent technology consultant with startup industrial biotech companies, and as an expert consultant for financial firms. Consulting fits my skills, interests, and need for variety, and allows me to lend my expertise where it’s most needed.


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Christiana
Davis

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Medical Writing Career

To become a competent and successful medical writer, there are skills you must acquire. 

If you are a life scientist, you likely have some of these under your belt. This includes an in-depth knowledge of science and research. This background is vital in industry, where you are expected to combine your knowledge of science and research, and present the information in a way your target audience will understand. 


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Christiana
Davis

When Your Postdoc Is Not What You Expected

You may have had a successful PhD, with publications in high-impact journals, a great mentor, and peers you got along with. You interviewed for the ideal postdoc position. Your presentation went well. All the people you interacted with during the interview welcomed you. Your personality seemed to be compatible with theirs. You seemed to be a good fit for the department. You accepted the offer. However, months into your postdoc, you started having an unsettling feeling. 


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Christiana
Davis

Finding the Door to Get your Foot In

We are often told to get our foot in the door. Yet, for most of us, finding the door is our greatest challenge. In fact, most foreign nationals find this to be true. Case in point, I am originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I completed medical training in Russia, and matriculated to the United States. Now a freelancer, I provide a full range of Regulatory Medical Writing and Project Management Services. I also help individuals make informed choices about their careers.