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Faire rayonner la science avec Marie-Andrée Fallu

Télécharge la “Boîte à outils pour le doctorat” maintenant ! La vie n’est pas faite de belles lignes droites. Pour mon invitée d’aujourd’hui, Marie-Andrée Fallu, son trajet académique a...

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Current Challenges in Graduate Education with Paul Yachnin

Higher education is under pressure, these days. It has been for a while, now, but the COVID-19 pandemic may well be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back,...

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Rapprocher science et société avec Elodie Cheyrou

L’année 2020, marquée par la pandémie de COVID-19, nous a apporté de grands défis et nous a amené à changer nos habitudes, notre façon de vivre en société. L’effort...

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Student Advocacy and Professional Development in Graduate School With Jinelle Wint

This week on Papa PhD, we’ll be focusing on graduate students and their professional development needs and common blind spots. My guest, Jinelle Wint, did her PhD in the...

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Going From Research to Business Development With Fabrice Marquet

Hi and happy new year! In this first episode of 2021, I bring you a story you may in part know. A story of changing countries and cultures and...

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Rethinking Higher Ed With Eric James Stephens

This week, I’m bringing you my conversation with Eric James Stephens, Founder of ChangeHigherEd, a platform where, in the summer of 2020, being unemployed, he set out to help PhDs understand...

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Changer de domaine sans peur avec Céline Ablasou

Qu’est-ce que tu ne fais pas, en ce moment, parce que tu as peur ? Peur de l’inconnu. Peur du changement. Peur de ce que les autres vont penser....

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Bringing Down Stress During the COVID Pandemic with Megan Kirk Chang

The holiday season is here and a lot of us are trying to make sense of a very challenging, for some of us a traumatizing year 2020, in preparation...

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The Art of the Informational Interview with Matteo Tardelli

If you ask me or anyone helping people with career transitions what the most powerful tool is in testing the waters and in growing your network when preparing for...

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Featured Guests

Copywriter et entrepreneure

Depuis 2017, et après une license en droit, Alexandra a enseigné la rédaction persuasive à des centaines d’entrepreneurs. Sachant qu’elle déteste écrire, c’est quand même pas pire. Ce qui la passionne? Comprendre ce qui se passe dans la tête des gens quand ils changent d’avis, qu’ils prennent une décision ou qu’ils achètent quelque chose.

Teen Founder, Oxford PhD Student, Entrepreneur

Jessica Steinberg explores how change happens at the intersection of normality and unfamiliarity a cyclical process that is the 21st century embodiment of revolutions evolution. She is a PhD student at the University of Oxford researching the process of policymaking through the lens of cannabis legalization and commericalization. Jessica is setting precedence for emerging markets to refuse systematic replication. Her policy work takes place as an official delegate for cannabis related meetings held at the UN and WHO.

STEAM Outreach Coordinator

Shaz Zamore is a neuroengineer and STEAM Outreach Coordinator at CU Boulder. Looking to revolutionize access to STEAM learning, they are creating innovative interactive tools aimed at intersectional minoritized middle school students. Outside of work, Shaz has a penchant for creative coding, snowboarding, baking bread and woodworking.

Experte - Communication publique des sciences

Ewa a suivi une licence en Biotechnologies, un master en Cancérologie et le master Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant au Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires de Paris. Suite à ce dernier, Ewa a décroché une bourse doctorale à l’École Doctorale du CRI pour réaliser une thèse en biophysique cellulaire à l’Institut Curie et l’Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes. Elle a préservé son côté divergeant pendant le doctorat et le garde encore en construisant avec d’autres docteur·e·s à Nantes, un projet qui met les compétences des docteur·e·s au service de l’innovation élargie – Klask ! Docteur·e·s et innovation sociale.

Data Architecture & New Technology Lead

Caolan Kovach-Orr Caolan earned his PhD in theoretical biology from McGill in 2015, his thesis focused on predator-prey interactions. He started, in industry, as a Data Scientist, and currently heads a data science & engineering team for Verisk Analytics. Caolan and his team continue to work on solving novel problems, such as getting regulatory approval for the US’s first machine learning based insurance pricing product.

Career Development Coach and Author

Kerri Twigg is the founder of Career Stories. She has been helping people find and share their stories with confidence for nearly 20 years, seven in the career management sector. Kerri helps people figure out what makes them awesome and how that helps their career, whether they aim for a “job-job” or running their own business. And, if they’re not sure what kind of work, she helps with that too. She has taught at theatres, universities, and even a boathouse.

Coach de Rédaction de Thèse

Lorsqu’elle a voulu rédiger sa thèse, Martha Boeglin s’est vue paralysée durant de longs mois par l’angoisse de la page blanche. Incapable d’écrire, elle s’est intéressée au phénomène de l’écriture. Elle a alors découvert que les blocages sont normaux – et qu’il existe des techniques d’écriture créatives pour les dépasser. Sa passion pour les techniques d’écriture créative était née. Avec une double conséquence : d’abord, une fois les blocages dissipés, Martha a rédigé sa thèse dans une vague d’euphorie. Ensuite, son titre de docteur en poche, elle a créé en 2002 les ateliers d’écriture Scriptoria. 

Lecturer in neuroscience

Mariana Vargas-Caballero is a Mexican/British Neuroscientist. She obtained a degree in Biology in Mexico. She then trained for a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. With fellowship funding from Wellcome Trust, she obtained postdoctoral training at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Toronto, and the University of Oxford.
In 2012, Dr. Vargas-Caballero established her independent research group at the University of Southampton where she is a Lecturer in Neuroscience.


In my continued search for new science podcasts, I happened upon Papa PhD, hosted and produced by its creator David Mendes.

This podcast has wonderful interviews with those who’ve completed their PhD’s where they talk about what brought them to the path they are currently on in their career.

When it comes to thinking about networking and thinking outside the box as far as next steps after your PhD program, this is the podcast to subscribe to.Read article here.

Suzanne C. Miller – Managing Editor, Integrative & Comparative Biology

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Le parcours des intervenants est diversifié, tant académique que professionnel.

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François T. on Podchaser

Your podcast series is like a treasure mine for me 🙂  Every time I listen to one episode I find someone I want to connect to.

I don’t know how I will be implementing the feedback and guidance I have received so far from all the connections from your podcast series, but at least I know I really am enjoying connecting with new people.

Especially knowing that someone is involved in a job they are really happy in and that they have carved for themselves is so inspiring.

Anushka K. – Doctoral Researcher at Okayama University