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Passionate bioinformatician with an interdisciplinary heart for molecular biology.

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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
Jul
31
comment Proposing research as Ph.D. thesis in Sweden
Or apply for a stipend. Or a grant. Or figure out funding in some other way. If you bring funding and an idea, it might be easier to find someone willing to provide mentoring and infrastructure.
Jul
4
comment Why does my 10-year-old daughter not complete her homework?
I wouldn't say I was gifted, but bright, and I experienced the second paragraph a lot. Then my parents found out I would very well do my homework at my grandmas place. Why? Because if I was done quickly she wouldn't ask me do go though it "more deeply" or "work focused and not hurry" but allow me to go and play. My parents usually were worried when I was done too quickly and would ask me to go through it again or go through it with me, which made me resent the homework because I knew I would be stuck with it for so long even if it was quick and easy to me.
Jul
1
answered Will it be a good idea to take 3 months off after PhD defense to improve my skillset and work on my mental wellbeing?
Jun
25
comment How much do grades matter for a future academia position?
Many countries don't have graded coursework for their PhD students. Others do. Some have a final grade, others just have pass/ not passed. As applications for further positions are international, grades are not that helpful in the big picture.
Jun
24
comment Is it common to have a mentor in academia?
In a way that is what I experience. But I feel the people without a mentor think nobody has one while the people with a mentor also think everybody has one... hard so solve. Slogging ahead on my own will potentially not work out much as a young woman in a still male-dominated field.
Jun
24
comment Is it common to have a mentor in academia?
I am over the graduate student phase. Unfortunately there does not seem to be that much structured mentoring for postdocs around.
Jun
24
comment Is it common to have a mentor in academia?
I am definitely hoping to make sure it could be both ways eventually and I would be more than happy to give next as soon as I can.
Jun
24
comment Is it common to have a mentor in academia?
But if a formal mentorship relationship must develop over time, can I kickstart it with someone I have not met yet but think could be a good fit... because I don't have specifically good fits in the people closer to me (or else I guess I would already have a mentor).?
Jun
22
awarded Curious
Jun
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asked Is it common to have a mentor in academia?
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19
awarded Constituent
Jun
19
awarded Yearling
Jun
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awarded Yearling
Jun
17
answered How does a parent's misophonia impact the child?
Jun
12
awarded Caucus
May
29
comment What's the most polite way to tell a manager "shut up and let me work"?
Have you tried repeating the task to him as well as how you plan to approach it, so he can be sure you understood what is necessary?
May
24
comment How can I tell my wife to pay more attention to everything without sounding condescending or rude?
You said she was pushing a stroller so I presume you have a small child. Did this happen before she had the child? If not, sleep deprivation and postpartum depression come to mind. I am not trying to give medical advice here, but you should work with her to figure out what is happening.
May
23
comment How to compete with people who lie on their resumes or exaggerate their qualifications?
If skills are listed, quite often they are given in the order of proficiency (at least that is what I do and have others see doing with programming languages, spoken languages) or you personal feeling of importance (often in the case of soft skills where proficiency is not easily measurable).
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