Welcome to the new Near Surface Focus Group Early Career Website. The goal of this page is to establish an online community for NS students and to provide easy access to information most relevant to the needs of early career scientists. To join this group or if you have suggestions for page content, please email our NS Early Career Representative, Andy Parsekian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s an interesting series of articles by Jonathan Thon published in “University Affairs” that covers a range of topics such as searching for a job, interviews, negotiations and more.
Check out the resources available to Early Career attendees at the 2016 Fall Meeting and keep an eye out for updates on Early Career events.
Here’s a great article in Eos about the Early Career resources program organized by members of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Consortium.
“Over the past 4 years, the working group has strived to build a network among ECIs to generate new collaborations, bring awareness of nonacademic career paths, and create a centralized set of research and educational resources that ECIs can share.”
POSTDOC CAREER ADVANCEMENT: MARKETING YOUR VALUE (CELEBRATING NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK) Tuesday 15 September 2015 3PM EDT Find more information here.
Check out this AGU blog that compiles advice for new faculty members!
“The difficulty with assessing young scientists is well known. Their short career to date yields a brief publication record, making differences in the numbers of publications between candidates statistically questionable.”
Here’s an article by Marcia McNutt titled “The measure of research merit.”
Have you recently obtained a new position, received an award, or published a paper? Do you have an interesting story from the field or a recent project? If so, we would like to know so that we can share them with the Near Surface community.
Please send the details to the NSFG Early Career Representative Andy Parsekian at email@example.com
This article includes strategies to make the tenure process manageable. (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/07/21/the-awesomest-7-year-postdoc-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-tenure-track-faculty-life/)
This article includes information about: funding, getting hired, effective communication, marketing yourself, leadership and management, and team building. (http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2013_08_22/science.opms.r1300135)
This article contains information that is relevant to all Early Career scientists including: mentoring, funding, networking, and having a back-up plan.(http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2010_08_27/science.opms.r1000093).
AGU’s Career Page – https://sites.agu.org/careers/
Tips for Early Careers – http://neurochambers.blogspot.com/2012/05/tough-love-ii-25-point-guide-for-early.html
Early Career Resources from Elsevier – http://www.elsevier.com/early-career-researchers/home