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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: Rivers and rabbit resistance

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, Sarah Shainker tells us about how population genetic structure works differently in river drainages; Kelle Freel recaps her reading on the history of rabbits and rabbit-killing viruses … Continue reading

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Online Resources for Student/Postdoc/Faculty Professional Development

I’m fascinated by the question of how someone learns to be a good scientist, academic, colleague, collaborator, mentor, etc. The obvious answer is that we learn from our peers and mentors during our PhD and postdoctoral training. However, especially as … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: Color me viral edition

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. In this episode, Patrícia Chrzanová Pečnerová discusses resources for using color to make scientific figures clear and appealing; Stacy Krueger-Hadfield tells us about the complex considerations surrounding tracking and controlling … Continue reading

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Pre-NewPI Summer To Do List

As my last postdoc summer begins (holy sh*t), I’ve been thinking a lot about how to prepare for the fall – what should I be doing in now to set myself up for success in my first year on the … Continue reading

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The last Last Dance

A faculty job application trilogy! Have you also been reading Katie’s recent blog posts on the costs of applying for a faculty job? One is about the workload of applying, the second one about the financial cost, and the last … Continue reading

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Applying for a faculty job is a full-time job – the emotional cost

My last few posts have described my experiences with the time required and financial cost of applying for faculty positions as a postdoctoral fellow. The amount of time it takes to submit X number of applications and how much it … Continue reading

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The Molecular Ecologist Podcast: A #NewPI chat about teaching, both before and after COVID

A new episode of The Molecular Ecologist Podcast is now out on Anchor.fm. On this episode, we’re taking our NewPI Chat conversations among early-career faculty to the podcast format. In this chat, Rob Denton, Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, and Jeremy Yoder discuss … Continue reading

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Applying for a faculty job is a full-time job – the financial burden

Last week I talked about the ‘workload’ of applying for a tenure-track faculty job (let’s call them TT jobs). This week, I want to talk about a different load – the financial one. This burden was a surprise to me, … Continue reading

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Applying for faculty jobs is a full-time job – The ‘workload’

As a postdoc in the last year of her funding, I’ve spent the last year applying for tenure-track faculty jobs. I’m not ready to talk about the outcome yet, but I do want to talk about the process and what … Continue reading

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#NewPI chat: Headed for lockdown edition

We’re bringing back #NewPI chats, where Molecular Ecologist contributors who are in our junior years on faculty convene on Slack to talk about that #NewPI life for an hour. What follows is a transcript of our recent chat (3/16/2020), lightly edited … Continue reading

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