Author Archives: gerty-z

About gerty-z

scientist, mom, runner, beverage lover

today I had to fire someone (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 2 Dec 2010 Today I had to fire someone. Well, actually I had to tell one of my lab peeps (let’s call him Al) that they would only have a job for a few more months. This is … Continue reading

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the joy of the interview (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 29 Nov 2010 We are entering the season of the job interviews for folks that are looking for a tenure-track job this year. Just 1 year ago -almost exactly!- I was myself on my very first interview. So, … Continue reading

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women in academia Q&A (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 17 Nov 2010 In my trainee days, I was known to show up to random events for the free cookie/donut (product show, anyone?). But I was never a big attendee of the various workshops/panel discussions/etc. handing out career … Continue reading

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are you writing a tenure-track job application? (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 22 Nov 2010 I’ve been pretty busy this last week, mostly because I have spent a LOT of time reading job applications for the TT postion in my dept. I’m probably getting more sleep than Dr. O, but … Continue reading

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lost in translation? (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 6 Nov 2010 A few days ago I learned the number of applications we have received for our TT job in my department. It was A LOT, which led me to write a little post about how, from … Continue reading

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if you were an incoming graduate student… (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 2 Nov 2010 I’m looking for some insight from folks out there that are (or interact with) new graduate students. You see, I would really, really like to get 1 or 2 good students this year to get … Continue reading

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spooky! (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 31 Oct 2010 In honor of Hallowe’en, I’m going to talk about the TT job search. If you are a postdoc that wants to stay in academia, thinking about a job search may be a scary proposition. I … Continue reading

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how NOT to work in my lab (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted (with content) 25 Oct 2010 UPDATED WITH ACTUAL CONTENT!!! So, some of you may have been confused when earlier today this post went live without any content*. D’OH! Gerty realizes she posted a blank   I totally fucked … Continue reading

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if I wasn’t doing this…

originally posted 5 Oct 2010 I’m sitting here in my office contemplating this month’s LabSpaces theme, about what I would “be” if I wasn’t a scientist. In many ways I find myself in the same boat as Odyssey (though without … Continue reading

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out on the job market (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 15 Oct 2010 Fair warning: this feels like a kind of rambling post. I have not written about this before, and I’m afraid it is a little awkward. Consider yourself warned, if this sort of thing bothers you. … Continue reading

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