"Because an interdisciplinary collaboration brings together people with different backgrounds, we can benefit from a bigger and more diverse set of solutions."
"Our students in the biomedical sciences want more opportunities to get teaching experience."
If you can answer all of these challenges then you are probably on your way to becoming a huge smash in your field.
While many PIs support the growth of their postdocs as professionals, few are able to offer career development programs to help postdocs secure more attractive positions.
When chemists, biochemists, and pharmacologists have to work together they often discover that their different backgrounds are a source of communication problems.
Our group is truly multicultural, and our professional backgrounds are equally diverse.
Our objective is to broaden horizons and encourage trainees and mentors alike to appreciate the breadth of cancer research.
My best Christmas present this year was a job offer.
The interdisciplinary nature of our studies is valuable not only for its immediate benefits to our research but also for keeping the door open to diverse career paths in the sciences.
"... before you even embark on your program, you should formulate a working plan and set up a reasonable schedule."
Today, when I tell other scientists that I have an interdisciplinary degree, I often find that they have some reservations.
Whether you are positioning a product for sale or interviewing for a job, the following "rules of promotion and influence" will have a great deal to do with your failure or success.
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