Category: postdocs

Postdocs trying to transition to non-academic careers should be offered more support by their supervisors and universities

Despite the position being billed as a stepping stone on the way to tenure-track academic employment, many postdocs, discouraged by their poor prospects, are questioning their career choices and instead looking to non-academic jobs as an alternative. However, as Chris Hayter and Marla A. Parker reveal, making this transition is not as easy as it might first appear. Why are […]

Hello Data Publication World

Greetings, all. I’m a new postdoc at the CDL and I’m very excited to be spending the next couple of years thinking about data publication.  Carly has discussed data publication several times before, but briefly, the goal is to improve dataset reproduction and reuse by publishing datasets as “first class” scholarly objects akin to journal articles- with the attendant […]

Software Carpentry and Data Management

About a year ago, I started hearing about Software Carpentry. I wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but I envisioned tech-types showing up at your house with routers, hard drives, and wireless mice to repair whatever software was damaged by careless fumblings. Of course, this is completely wrong. I now know that it is actually […]