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1answer
169 views

How can I move from chemical engineering into drug discovery?

My situation is as follows: I have already obtained a master in chemical engineering and my thesis is about drug delivery. I would like to continue my graduate study for a PhD, but as time goes by, I ...
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4answers
875 views

How to balance academic reputation of PhD supervisor and teaching experience

When I read general recommendations on how to choose a PhD programme/advisor, it seems that many academics agree that one of the most important factors is the reputation of the advisor. Next year, I ...
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1answer
115 views

How necessary is research for a collegiate teaching job?

I am finishing up a PhD and looking toward teaching. I have a Masters in Math, Masters in Computer Science and am finishing up a PhD in Computational Science. I am wondering how important research is ...
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1answer
93 views

Switching fields from electrical engineering to earth sciences?

my situation is the following: I am currently doing my PhD in the US. I am studying electrical engineering with a focus on magnetic sensors and signal processing. I am doing theoretical work ...
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3answers
2k views

Some questions about math postdoc offers

I am a math PhD student and on the postdoc job market for the first time. I would like to know how job offer (hopefully) comes and what I should keep in mind in accepting the offers. I am interested ...
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2answers
677 views

CV for post-docs: PhD vs PhD student?

As a PhD student who starts his last year, I will soon start to look for post-docs. In this process, I will update my Curriculum Vitae. But as a title of this CV should I put "PhD in XXXXXX" or "PhD ...
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2answers
294 views

Prospects with a Computational Social Science degree

During college, I decided to use my free electives to pursue a second major I had an interest in (Sociology) besides my main focus on computer science. I am contemplating applying to some phD ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it okay for a PhD supervisor to claim co-authorship… even if it's my work, and he didn't ask?

About a year ago I noticed that my PhD supervisor has listed on his faculty page that he co-authored a conference presentation together with me. The problem is, he didn't-- the research itself was ...
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1answer
190 views

Doubts about an experimental PhD project

I recently finished my MSc in Physics and my average is within the absolute 1% of the whole institute where I study. I really like programming and numerical work, so my thesis was also concerned a lot ...
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4answers
2k views

Will self funding a PhD hurt employment chances?

I am thinking of self funding a PhD in Applied Mathematics at either the University of Oxford or Cambridge. Would employers, both for academic (postdoc etc) and industry (research) jobs think less of ...
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5answers
798 views

Value of contributions to Wikipedia when applying for academic jobs

The quality of articles in Wikipedia has grown tremendously in the last few years. A "good article" requires a big list of necessities, including coherence, readability, comprehensiveness and credible ...
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1answer
298 views

Is it harder to transition from Industry Research to Prof than PostDoc to Prof?

Assuming someone just received their PhD (in say, Computer Science) and chooses to step into Industry RnD rather than taking up a post doc, a year or two later, he/she realizes that Academia is where ...
9
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1answer
282 views

Preparing oneself for jobs after PhD

I'm a student doing PhD in North America. I wish to keep open the possibility of settling down in Europe, Australia or Asia. By settling down I mean getting a tenured professorship in good ...
8
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2answers
340 views

Which factors in PostDoc opportunities choice?

Many of you probably have already lived these career turning point: your PhD program is going to end, and you have to choose an university research group to apply for a postdoc position. Which ...
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5answers
2k views

How to acquire 3 recommendation letters to apply for jobs when working with 1 advisor?

We all know that usually when applying for a post phd academic position students need at least three recommendation letters. But what can we do if we have only worked with our advisor and we have no ...
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5answers
326 views

Are there any good job directories for academic work?

I'm currently looking for a PhD position and have started to realize that a lot of my time goes into sporadeously surfing the web in hope of finding an open position. Are there good job directories ...
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2answers
276 views

As a computational chemist, which online resources are available for Ph.D. level jobs?

Which online resources are available for job search at the Ph.D. level in the computational chemistry field ?