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My dad escaped Piper Alpha, a friend who helped him did not

My father was injured in the Piper Alpha disaster 30 years ago and he struggled with alcoholism until his death at 48, but his experiences inspired me to become a scientist and try to make dangerous workplaces safer…

5 Assumptions You Need to Drop Before a Job Search

Over the past several years, I’ve had the genuine pleasure of speaking with students and researchers about their careers. They look for advice and inspiration for about carving out their career path. These students and researchers carry an infectious enthusiasm, a real passion for what they do. But there is a problem…

Quotable Lessons in Science Leadership

In the 10th year of my career, after securing an independent academic position, my focus is expanding from lab work to leadership. Of the many important career decisions I’ve made in my first decade in science, few decisions rival the lasting benefits of applying for the SciFinder Future Leaders program. Here are three quotes that embody the lessons in leadership gained from the SciFinder experience…