Public social media profiles are bad for most scientists!

Public social media profiles are bad for most scientists!

Social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and TicToc are everywhere. Many scientists wonder whether they are missing out on something and ask themselves: “Should I create public LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and TicToc profiles as a scientist?”  The surprising answer is “No”!

5 strategies to block the career of female scientists with gender policy

5 strategies to block the career of female scientists with gender policy

After several decades of fighting for equal rights for women in academia, there are new rules and guidelines on the European and national level to support the career of women in science. One strategy is to aim for an equal distribution of genders in all academic settings. Surprisingly, these critical strategies for gender equality have some unwanted side effects that impair specifically the careers of young female scientists.

Seven deadly sins that kill your grant proposal

Seven deadly sins that kill your grant proposal

How to get more funding? Avoid these mistakes! Writing grant proposals in life sciences is tedious, and evaluating grant proposals is even more tedious. Quite often, the reviewers end up with a small number of outstanding proposals and a vast number of excellent proposals, which have to be ranked based on tiny differences in quality.

How to get over narcissistic abuse by a supervisor?

How to get over narcissistic abuse by a supervisor?

If you feel like you’re always walking on eggshells, your supervisor may be a narcissist and abuse you emotionally. Narcissists often use manipulation, control, and gaslighting to keep their staff members in line. Characteristic signs include micromanagement, excessive control, constant criticism, and put-downs. What can you do to get over narcissistic abuse?