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SciComm Roundtable – Part 3 – Can policy Makers Tip the Scales Hand in Hand With the Scientific Community?

This is the third and last part of the special series on science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is still very much fighting and trying to understand the COVID-19 pandemic at the moment this episode is airing, so I am bringing you the interventions of my guests on a panel that took place…

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SciComm Roundtable – Part 2 – The Role of Academics and Scientific Organizations in the Fight Against COVID-19

This is the second of a 3-part series that will close the first season of Papa PhD. The world is still very much fighting and trying to understand the COVID-19 pandemic at the moment this episode is airing, so I am bringing you the interventions of my guests on a panel that took place in…

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SciComm Roundtable – Part 1 – Scientists and the News Cycle – What The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us So Far

This is the first of a 3-part series that will close the first season of Papa PhD. The world is still very much fighting and trying to understand the COVID-19 pandemic at the moment this episode is airing, so I am bringing you the interventions of my guests on a panel that took place in…

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Graydon Snider –Part 2 – Building Your Path Towards Data Science

In part 2 of my conversation with Graydon Snider, we dug a little deeper into his rationale for exploring career avenues during his postdoc. The strategies and resources he used, the people he met, the notes he took. I also took the opportunity to ask Graydon what the day-to-day of a data scientist looks like…

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Graydon Snider – Part 1 – Designing The Academic Path That Fits You

Do you know what it means to be a data scientist? This domain that is attracting more and more PhDs is fairly new, and looking at the job postings out there, it might be difficult to understand exactly what the requirements are and what the job entails. This week you’ll be hearing about Graydon Snider’s…

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Athina Zampara – Part 2 – Leveraging Your Skills in Project Management

In part 2 of this week’s interview, Athina Zampara tells her story of investing in learning as an adult and of building her CV to eventually find a position in the European Commission, where she now oversees projects offering support to PhDs and researchers around the globe. Athina Zampara comes from Greece and has lived…

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Athina Zampara – Part 1 – From Physics to the E-Learning Industry

In this week’s episode, you’ll be hearing about gender bias in academia, about the experience of being a first-generation graduate student, and about the daunting question of “is it OK to quit your PhD?” This week’s guest will also talk about her career journey leading to a Project Officer position in the Eurpoean Commission. Athina…

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Zoë Ayres – Part 2 – Being a Research Scientist in the Water Industry

In Part 2 of my conversation with Zoë Ayres, we discussed her experience transitioning from an industry-led postdoc to her current position in the water industry. We talked about the application and interviewing process and about best practices at this important stage, about what you bring to the table as a candidate when you have…

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Zoë Ayres – Part 1 – A Path From Chemistry to Industry

Do you ever wish you could try your hand at an industry job without putting your academic career on halt? In this week’s episode, you’ll hear about Zoë Ayres and about how she managed to do exactly that by choosing to do take on industry-backed projects for her master’s, her PhD, and her postdoc in…

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Maryse Thomas – Part 2 – Science Communication in Academia

In Part 2 of my interview with Maryse Thomas, we talk about the role scientists can play in disseminating sound scientific information. We also discuss the UsefulScience.org and how being director of this science popularization platform has beciome an integral part of her academic career. Maryse Thomas is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Massachussets…

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