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The end of the year conduces us to reflect on a passing year and to plan for the future. This is year is special for …
In academia, we struggle for time, every – single – day. Even if you are great with planning, some things just come up as unexpected opportunities or surprise projects. You may have no choice but embrace them and incorporate them into your busy schedule.
In these situations, it is important to find some additional time where there is none. But how to do it without compromising the quality of your work or your sleep or family life? Let me offer you some help with TEMPLATES. Preparing templates for the things you do repeatedly can be a solution you need. So let me offer you some examples on how to make your life easier, and save you some time. I believe that the things you repeatedly do or are less important can and should be reduced, to make time for the things that truly matter. Let’s go!
In academia, majority of us have no idea how much time the things take. No-one measures anything. Everyone is surprised by how long things take. This proves true for all stages of academic career, even established professors.
In this blog post I describe with examples how much time I have worked on different components of academic work over the last 4 years.
The career path in science of being a student, grad student, postdoc, lecturer, professor and then retired professor is over. Sometimes even at the same university. Nowadays, this pathway is interrupted by periods of work for an industry or entrepreneurial endeavoures. Some of the stages of traditional pathway are doubled, or even tripled. This is especially true for postdocs, with more and more junior academic positions requiring you to finish 2-3 postdocs before applying.
Research process for me goes in a spiral manner through these (or similar) stages: you gather what you already know (make assumptions), you hypothesize, you test the hypothesis, analyse results, critically appraise them, apply the results, adjust or change the assumptions, and repeat. Science therefore, is an iteration-based process.
Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 2019 The Age to Come was a full-day event allowing public listen to Nobel Prize winners and other prominent researchers discussing …
The goal-oriented reading method is a method that allows you to read research papers extremely efficiently. This method starts with you choosing the main goal …