What is the future of scientific publishing and evaluation?

Publications are our primary scientific currency and play a major role in how we are evaluated when applying for jobs, tenure, and funding. Thus, the editorial, peer-review, and communication practices of major journals are important for all of us and

What is the future of scientific publishing and evaluation?

Publications are our primary scientific currency and play a major role in how we are evaluated when applying for jobs, tenure, and funding. Thus, the editorial, peer-review, and communication practices of major journals are important for all of us and

Statistical Methods

Have you ever wondered which statistical method is the best for you to test your hypothesis? How to best present your data in a graph form? How statistics can help you design comparative experiments? Or even more fundamental – you

Statistical Methods

Have you ever wondered which statistical method is the best for you to test your hypothesis? How to best present your data in a graph form? How statistics can help you design comparative experiments? Or even more fundamental – you

Career Seminar Series at CRTD

Check out the ongoing “Science as usual?” seminar series on Monday mornings at the CRTD! They’ve already had a number of great talks from people in industry, tech transfer, and more, and there are still three sessions remaining. Each seminar

Career Seminar Series at CRTD

Check out the ongoing “Science as usual?” seminar series on Monday mornings at the CRTD! They’ve already had a number of great talks from people in industry, tech transfer, and more, and there are still three sessions remaining. Each seminar

Join us to discuss publishing and evaluation of scientists with eLife!

Join us tomorrow, Nov 18 at 4pm in the MPI-CBG auditorium for a lively discussion and debate on the future of scientific publishing and evaluation. We’ll be discussing many issues that directly impact postdocs and our future job prospects. See

Join us to discuss publishing and evaluation of scientists with eLife!

Join us tomorrow, Nov 18 at 4pm in the MPI-CBG auditorium for a lively discussion and debate on the future of scientific publishing and evaluation. We’ll be discussing many issues that directly impact postdocs and our future job prospects. See

Share your vision for the future of science

Make your voice heard and share your vision for the future of science on the Future of Research page! They are collecting opinions about what would be the “ideal scientific enterprise”, and they will compile the responses to foster more

Share your vision for the future of science

Make your voice heard and share your vision for the future of science on the Future of Research page! They are collecting opinions about what would be the “ideal scientific enterprise”, and they will compile the responses to foster more

Find a trove of relevant advice on iBiology

Hey Postdocs! Have you checked out the wealth of resources on iBiology yet?! Not only are there tons of fantastic seminars and courses from top biologists around the world, but they now have a Professional Development video series. If you’ve been

Find a trove of relevant advice on iBiology

Hey Postdocs! Have you checked out the wealth of resources on iBiology yet?! Not only are there tons of fantastic seminars and courses from top biologists around the world, but they now have a Professional Development video series. If you’ve been

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Continuing coverage of the Postdocalypse

It seems like every time you blink, someone is posting another article about the Postdocalypse to Facebook or Twitter (this includes us :)). I can’t decide if I feel totally depressed or a little bit encouraged that at least the plight

Image Image courtesy of Duncan Hall https://secure.flickr.com/photos/dullhunk/3986237289/

Continuing coverage of the Postdocalypse

It seems like every time you blink, someone is posting another article about the Postdocalypse to Facebook or Twitter (this includes us :)). I can’t decide if I feel totally depressed or a little bit encouraged that at least the plight

Biolympics 2014 – even post-docs can have fun

The Biolympics is an (almost) yearly event, where PhDs and post-docs from several research institutes in Dresden join forces in fun games and team building activities. This year, the event was organized by a joint committee from CBG/CRTD/MTZ, and took

Biolympics 2014 – even post-docs can have fun

The Biolympics is an (almost) yearly event, where PhDs and post-docs from several research institutes in Dresden join forces in fun games and team building activities. This year, the event was organized by a joint committee from CBG/CRTD/MTZ, and took

Postdocs: a shadow workforce?

An article was published on NPR.org this week focusing on the plight of postdocs trying to get jobs in academia: “Too Few University Jobs For America’s Young Scientists.” Have you read it? Here’s an excerpt: “By definition, a postdoc is

Postdocs: a shadow workforce?

An article was published on NPR.org this week focusing on the plight of postdocs trying to get jobs in academia: “Too Few University Jobs For America’s Young Scientists.” Have you read it? Here’s an excerpt: “By definition, a postdoc is

Pimp Your Postdoc – new talks added!

Two new speakers have been added to the Pimp Your Postdoc series: Jan Peychl and Wieland Huttner. Check out the updated schedule below!

Pimp Your Postdoc – new talks added!

Two new speakers have been added to the Pimp Your Postdoc series: Jan Peychl and Wieland Huttner. Check out the updated schedule below!