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Transition from PhD to Project Manager position

I'm approaching the end of my PhD adventure and I've started looking around for job opportunities. Recently, I found a job posting that fits my career goals quite nicely but it has more managerial ...
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Advice for a career in healthcare management

I have a bachelor's degree in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics and an MBA from a AACSB accredited university. I have about four years of work experience in the field of healthcare management. I have ...
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Group/lab guide for new students and post-docs: what should it contain?

Large research groups have guides for newcomers, which contain both important information, both high-level and practical, on their new position and the group. I don't have such a large group, but I ...
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Management after Software Engineering undergraduate degree or separate management masters degree?

I am currently an undergraduate student studying BEng (Hons) Software Engineering at University of Greenwich. I want to do masters but I am not sure what to do. I am a very talented software architect ...
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How to handle a PI who constantly threatens to kick me out of their lab?

I am a first-year PhD student in Biology and I am currently working in a lab for a very hard-to-please PI (a new PI who started a couple years ago and only just recruited her first few graduate ...
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What is the principal investigator’s responsibility regarding data authenticity?

Every now and then, you hear stories of data being fabricated by a graduate student (or post-doc) who felt the pressure to publish groundbreaking results was too much. This unethical behavior makes me ...
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How do we end the culture of “endless hours at work”?

In many of the research groups I’ve worked at or visited, there is a culture that endless hours in the lab equal successful researcher. (I am in a theoretical field, so requirement of long-running ...
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Engineers/Scientists to break into management consulting

Engineers and Scientists are probably not the kind of people management consulting companies look for. But I think many of such would be highly qualified and a good fit for management consulting ...
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Keeping track of bibliography references for an entire research group

This is a related question to my previous one about keeping advisees aware of literature. Given the relatively large number of papers that are out there, it's inadvisable to force every student to ...