Author Archives: gerty-z

About gerty-z

scientist, mom, runner, beverage lover

Happy New Year!

Thanks everyone for following me around! I’m glad that you could find the place alright. I’m still settling in, but I wanted to get the New Year started off over here. I have cut-and-paste my old posts from LabSpaces, but … Continue reading

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wimminz in academia answers!! (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 14 Dec 2010 A while ago Hermitage organized a baby-free Q&A about being a woman in academia. That technically describes me (female, academic), and I have agreed to answer the 4 questions that she gathered from her “muffins” … Continue reading

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the chalk talk (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 11 Dec 2010 In a recent post, I threw out a few tips regarding the academic job search. In the comments, Odyssey raised a super point: I’d like to emphasize the importance of the chalk talk. If you … Continue reading

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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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