Being asked to review a paper is one of the biggest but commonest responsibilities a scientist has to take on. Here are some tips for how to go about it. Continue reading
Your postdoc questions answered (an EMBL Careers Webinar Q&A)
On 11th September, TIR writer Brooke Morriswood participated in an EMBL Careers Webinar with Kristina Havas-Cavaletti and Mariana de Niz on “how to choose a postdoc position”. Some of the questions asked by webinar attendees, and the panel’s answers, are below. Continue reading
Nuts and bolts (a short guide to writing Materials & Methods sections)
Clear Materials and Methods sections are essential for other scientists to reproduce your work. Here’s a short guide on how to write them. Continue reading
Vital statistics (a guide to preparing CVs for academia)
TIR offers a few pointers for young scientists on how to brush up their curriculum vitae… Continue reading
Bookworms (a short guide to staying on top of the scientific literature)
Scientists are taught how to to plan their experiments, but not their reading. And if you don’t read the literature, how can you ask the right questions or do the proper experiments in your chosen field?
Here’s some tips for getting started. Continue reading
Please allow me to introduce myself… (a short guide to writing postdoc approach e-mails)
TIR offers a few tips on those all-important introductory e-mails. Continue reading
Check the technique (a short guide to critical reading of scientific papers)
Artwork by Oliver Hoeller.
In the latest “How to…” guide, TIR offers a few tips and recommendations on the critical evaluation of scientific papers. Continue reading