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  1. I intend to apply for PhD in US ..I have bachelor’s degree in zoology and master’s degree in industrial biotechnology with thesis based on nanosciences and application in drug delivery. Most of the unis are offering same type of research in chem engg dept, chemistry or biomedical engg dept and offer admission to the students having the very same bachelor’s degree. Now as i have different background how can i tackle the problem of prerequisite courses ? Is there any university offering phd with research focus on nanosciences but takes students from diverse background.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm a research assistant at Loyola Marymount University, and the lab I work at is looking for a full-time post-doc research fellow. I'll link the job posting here: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/41883 Just wanted to get the word out! If you think you fit, we would love to hear from you! Thanks :)
  3. I am planning to pursue Masc in ece(specialisation in biomedical) from a canadian university. Could someone please let me know the research opportunities that would be available for me after I complete my masters? How is the industrial research scenario in Canada right now? Thank you for the help
  4. I am right now at that point in my career where I need to choose whether I need to take a thesis or project to end my Master's degree. I want to enter into the Industry side of Bioinformatics and I want to ask the recruiters what mainly they look in the candidates when they hire a bioinformatics student the technical knowledge or the research
  5. Hi everyone! I will study as a master student for the next 2 years and I plan to apply for a Ph.D program in the future. One thing that I'm very concerned about is that I don't have any publications in my field. In fact, I really love participating in research and I have joined in several projects before. Unfortunately, I encountered some lazy or incapable partners who always threw their work on me even after the work had been clearly assigned to everyone. At that time I was too naive and just angrily abandoned those projects and let them fail...After that, the partners even didn't care about the projects! Also My undergraduate advisor never cared about what I had done until I finished my graduate thesis with an A+ grade. So I just benefited and learned little from him. Now I am working for a large part of a multidisciplinary project. when I see my partners' response, I have a feeling that this project may also fail . I'm not sure how much publications would matter on my Ph.D application but I really want to change this poor situation in my later graduate study. I am afraid that only two years won't be long enough for me to get some publications. Could anyone give me some suggestions or share some plans with me? Thanks!! I have a nearly 4.0 GPA and several matched research experience & research skills but I have already lost confidence in later Ph.D application. What kind of work should I focus on during my graduate study? Or how can I quickly join in an efficient or passionate research group to restart?
  6. Hello, I am a graduate student at Midwestern University - Glendale working on my capstone project. I am studying the relationships empathy, self-reflection and cognition among SLP graduate students. I am recruiting graduate students in an SLP program to participate in a study to learn what qualities and personalities are entering certain vocational settings of Speech-Language Pathology. The study has been approved by the IRB, and all responses are anonymous.If you are a current SLP graduate student and are interested in participating, please follow this hyperlink to the survey: https://forms.gle/QFjkv6WAes4azgBw9Thank you!Midwestern University - Glendale, AZSpeech-Language Pathology Graduate Student (2020)rmagee67@midwestern.edu
  7. Hi All I am looking for the help of expert writing tutor online using Skype. The subject matter is Christian Theology/Religion and the help is needed to write/articles/essays from the books. Please respond with details. Thanks Learner77
  8. My goal is to earn a PhD in Marine Ecology but I don't have very much background in it or any research experience. I graduated from the Naval Academy 2 years ago with a BS in General Science (Biology/Ecology were not offered majors). Does anyone have any advice/know of any programs that could get me more research experience in biology/ecology to make me more competitive? Thanks!
  9. Hello everyone, I am an Asperger's person who is also an ADHD; I am linguistically intelligent; I love sitting-still, reading, writing, and expanding my knowledge, but I, often, get bogged down at some points or fail at finding precise content for literature review. I am differently hardwired; I struggle with implied things, I hyper-focus when I should not, and I do not focus when I should. Irregularities cut my circuit short. I learn slower than others, but when I learn something it becomes mesmerizing eventually, but I don't have the quick and intuitive start many people enjoy. I always end up being excellent at things, but next fall, I will be studying Political Science, International Relations, and I want to work efficiently. The literature review part of research is mysterious to me; I noticed that scholars tend to keep ideas of the LR implicit so as to be understood only by scholars in the field, but that does not help new people, like me, get a grasp of what literature review is NOT. I know that LR is about citing others conclusions, relevant studies, ... etc, but again, I have difficulty knowing what literature review is NOT and how to deal with its irregularities. The reason for my question is that not all research thesis and questions have enough/clear/precise/direct-to-the-point content to include in the literature review to eventually run a research in a regular way; there are irregularities; What to do in this case? Do I cite the closest points to my topic even if they seem far from it? spending hours looking through books to get something relevant to my topic makes me lose energy and hope. Are there efficient techniques/strategies for looking through books and journals to find the content I am looking for? Are there any tips as to what and what not to include in the literature review? What different scenarios/problems they may face? And how to tackle these problems. I know research is not hard as some people finish three 20-page papers in one semester, but I don't get it. Some others, double major in their master's endeavors. Many professors and colleagues seem to keep things to themselves, but that does not help beginners. Many students suffice with doing like what other scholars do, but I prefer to know why they do things the way they do them? I don't feel comfortable imitating others as I know that, at some point, missing blocks will expose that I was just imitating and that I was not a genuine researcher.
  10. I'm an international student from India and I've been offered admission to Duke and USC for an MS in BME. I've spoken to a lot of people from both colleges, and I seem to get the general idea that USC is a great place primarily because of its location in California where there are a lot of BT/Biomed companies. But I'm still pretty torn between them, since Duke has a great program and offers me the flexibility to really explore what I like. As somebody who wants to enter the industry, I'm not sure if I should pick the much lower ranked program/good location, or great program/okay location. Any sights?
  11. Right now I am doing my Masters Wanted to do my doctorate before doing my doctorate I want to publish my research papers having a list of publication in my mind like Scopus and Springer. Which is the better one to publish and where can I get the best conferences related to Dental and oral health in India . Hoping community members from the Grandcafe will guide me.
  12. Hi y'all, So quick question for you all...my computer is currently dying a very slow death. It's gone from being able to last days to holding a FULL battery for maybe 4 hours. It's gotten pretty bad, so I'm in the market for a new laptop. I've been using a macbook for the last 6 years. I like the simplicity of it. But, that being said, I'm open to other idea's. I've been doing some research into the Microsoft Surface laptop which seems pretty close to the macbook. What does everyone else use? I'm looking for something with great battery life, easy to use, and will last me through my masters and (hopefully) Ph.D. Thank you all in advance!
  13. Hey Everyone, So After applying to 10 programs, interviewing with 3, and being rejected by all, I am at a crossroads with my academic career. I am thriving to pursue a PH.D in counseling psychology or clinical psychology and I wanted some insight on what other applicants who were or are in my shoes will be doing for the upcoming year until the next application cycle starts. Personally, I am looking into a route in mental health counseling. Despite having a clinical psychology research degree, I was accepted to Fordham's master's program with SCHOLARSHIP & Assistantship. In addition, the academic advisor I was given is the same faculty member I applied to work with in the PH.D program. I am thinking that going for a year to install new pieces to my resume might be the boost I need to get accepted into a PH.D program. Any insight or criticism is greatly appreciated.
  14. Hi everyone, I have been exploring old posts and haven't found anything regarding this program so I started a new one. Feel free to let me know if I missed any discussions before. I am a fourth-year student from Canada graduating this year. My GPA is decent (3.85) and have good GRE scores (160/168/4.5). I got a pile of rejections in this cycle. I am not surprised because I know I lack research experiences. I only work as volunteer research assistants since my 3rd year in different labs, basically working for fellows or graduate students on there projects and running participants. I didn't do a thesis for my psychology major, neither did I do an independent project. Therefore no publication, no presentation of results, etc. While my goal ultimately is clinical PhD (I think I am quite sure of that, compared to counselling degrees), I think for my situation right now it is difficult to get publications related to clinical psychology. The labs I worked in were social/cognitive psychology and they are not so open about the opportunities in manuscript writing or publishing papers. Therefore I found this MA program of clinical psychology in Northwestern University. This is a 15-month research program not training clinical practice. I found that this is for preparing students that want to pursue clinical PhD but are not ready for it. I want to gather more information about this program (how is the courses, how the research projects work for the students, and what they expect from applicants, etc.) and any feedback from your guys will be very very helpful! Also since this program starts in 2019 summer, I am actually very worried because I was offered a paid summer-research-student program in a depression lab. I really don't want to miss this opportunity but this MA program seems very perfect for improving my weakness in research experiences. Thanks in advance for viewing this long post and giving thoughts about it!!!
  15. I recently applied for a research based degree and I have indeed been offered admission (with funding), scheduled to start this fall. Prior to my acceptance, I had an interview with my prospective advisor and we both seemed to have similar interests, so they recommended me for admission. Most of the funding is indeed coming from the supervisor rather than the department. The supervisor is a newly-hired assistant professor, just starting out and building up the group from scratch, so I didn't really have much information regarding the available projects and research directions they intend to pursue other than a short summary. We discussed a possible proposed project and even potential collaborations with other groups in the department (one of the potential collaborators was also present during the interview). I was definitely happy with the project and was looking forward to working on it, but I wouldn't say that it was perfectly 100% aligned with what I had hoped to work on. I accepted the offer and that was that. The offer letter mentions that I will be under the supervision of this professor, so that seems set in stone (no complaints so far). Recently, this professor launched a website for the new group (came across it by chance), complete with a detailed list of all the projects they want to pursue and is still actively recruiting. On reading more about these projects, there is one in particular which I would be very excited to work on (significantly more than my 'proposed' project). My question is, would it be OK to contact this professor now and to perhaps intimate to them or suggest that I would prefer to work on one of the other projects listed? Or to maybe influence the direction of my proposed project? I am hesitant because I don't want to come across as indecisive and scatterbrained, and I do understand that the professor might be recruiting certain students with certain skills to work on specific projects, so I do get why my this request might upset the professor. I don't want them to feel that I conned them into accepting me on a false premise. At the same time, I would really rather work on this other project and would like to signal this to them as early as possible, before it is 'taken' by another student. Should I initiate this discussion now? Or should I maybe wait till I arrive in the fall? Is it even too premature to be worrying about such things? Am I over-thinking this perhaps? Would appreciate any input. Thanks.
  16. Hello all! Just joined - glad to be here! I'm currently a junior and have been considering going to graduate school for quite some time but I'm not exactly sure what to do to prepare myself as fully as possible for the applications. I've been enjoying my time in college and doing lots of academic and nonacademic stuff not related to graduate school, but I'm kind of a mess when it comes to planning and working towards grad school. I'm an international student double majoring in computational biology and mathematics at an R1 university in the US and enjoying it immensely - and I want to continue in the intersection of the two fields (computational genomics, high-throughput tech analysis and design, network inference, systems biology). I've been in and out of research assistantships throughout college but never stuck to one that I feel strongly about (the one I'm working on right now has been going on for about 3 months). I also don't yet know any faculty close enough to ask for a recommendation letter. I was co-author on two papers from a past research assistantship not related to my field (materials engineering), and I have a sole-author manuscript up on arXiv. Current project may result in a pub (according to my research supervisor) but I'm not sure. My GPA is around average for my major (around 4.6-4.7 on a 5.0 scale), although I have been taking graduate courses and an above-average load in recent semesters. My goal is to finish undergrad with my current GPA but I am not quite sure if that's enough for what I'm aiming towards for graduate school (either continue at this university or another R1). My university also has a one-year Master's program that requires a 4.25 technical GPA that I'm confident I will reach, and I'm considering spending a year post-undergrad for that to do research and prepare better for grad school. No clue about the GREs yet. I have also been dealing with mental health issues since freshman year and diagnosed with ADD a year and a half ago. I am accommodated by the university but it shows on my work and grades. I mainly wanted to post just to get an idea of what should I be focusing on for the future. Maybe it's too early, I don't know; but I can't help but get nervous when my classmates are getting incredibly lucrative job offers and such. I wanted to be a professor in academia my whole life and I'm my best and most passionate self when doing research. Right now I'm kind of lost. I would be grateful for any advice! How do I connect with faculty and research supervisors for possible assistantships/projects? Is my GPA enough for R1 institutions? Will the Master's program benefit me in preparing for grad school? Should I take the GREs for a potential added plus for GRE-optional schools? Should I mention my mental health issues and disability to research supervisors/advisors and in grad school applications? I'll take any advice. Thank you so much in advance!
  17. Hi folks! I thought it might be helpful to create a place where those of us who are looking for a new position could critique/swap our CVs, resumes, and cover letters as well as discuss other topics related to applying to jobs. (I realize there is a "Jobs" subforum, but I felt like a thread with a psych-specific focus would be beneficial). I'll start! I recently discovered the perfect research position (would be my first paid), so I want to do everything I can to put my best foot forward. Some questions I had: Research fit is absolutely spot on, but my personal research experience so far is not relevant to this particular focus. Should I be concerned? The application is hosted on a portal that only seems to require a resume. However, I know the name of the PI - would it be appropriate to email them in addition to indicate my particular interest and attach a cover letter? Would that likely be seen as welcome initiative, or desperate and not following direction? I would love a critique of my resume! I'm happy to swap with anyone as well. Let's make this a productive year! 👍
  18. Hello. I would like to become a research assistant, but I’m clueless as to how to begin. I’ve been accepted into a top university for a masters starting this upcoming year but would like to apply for a PhD there eventually. So I would like to connect with some professors and become a research assistant if possible. I’ve looked up the faculty’s profiles on their departments’ websites and found a couple who fit my research interest. There are in different departments than the one I’ve been accepted to, but still related to my past experiences and topic that I want to study. Could you tell me your own experiences in this process? Is there some unwritten rule about how many professors I should contact, particularly if many or all of them happen to be from the same departments? Please share any info you can, as I am quite new to this. Thanks!
  19. I'm currently in the midst of some soul searching as I try to figure out if I'm best suited for a clinical, counseling, or school psych PhD program. Pertaining to those programs, I would love to know as much as possible regarding the differences in research experience, job opportunity, annual salary, program structure, clinical training, acceptance difficulty...anything and everything! I'm very conflicted right now so any personal experience, or knowledge anyone has would be infinitely appreciated!
  20. Hi! I've applied this past application cycle to PhD programs in or related to behavioral genetics. My most recent research job was a three-month gig in the middle of 2018 (I had a longer researcher job before that). I worked on a short freelancing project after that and now I ideally want to get some seasonal/project-based/temporary research work. While I may just end-up getting some random temp job in the intervening time, I think being in a research position will be advantageous if I get any interviews. But any of you who does what I do probably knows that people who do scientific research usually want to hire workers who can stay-on for awhile, a thing I can't commit to now given that I could be in grad school in the Fall. I've reached out to researchers and tried to be forthcoming about my situation, but no luck so far. Does anyone have any advice? If it helps, I live in Chicago.
  21. Hello everyone. I am new to GradCafe as I will be an upcoming graduate student in the Fall 2019. I got into a summer research internship this summer, and I want to make the most out of it. I will be working with two students. They sent me a thesis and a few papers to read about their work, motivation, and experiment. What is the best and most effective way to read papers? In undergrad, I feel as if it is very different. How do you guys analyze papers/thesis? What should I be looking for? What software do you use to sort/cite what you read online? Any other tips for a newbie? Thank you!
  22. Hello everyone! I am new in this Forum so I don't exactly know how it works... But anyway, I am going to explain my situation and see if I can get any help (which I would really appreciate). I am planning to apply to my PhD this fall as an international student. I am from Europe and I did my bachelor there. It is my first time ever applying to an American university, so any advice would be helpful. - Bachelor/Masters in Pharmacy (I put Masters because it takes 5 years, it is considered Bachelor+Master in Europe, and I have a paper that gives it the academic equivalence to Doctor of Pharmacy in the US, if that works). My GPA is 7.1/10. I know. Everyone is going to think that is really low, but in Europe and in pharmacy school, nobody has a GPA of 9/10, for example. So mine is pretty good at my university. I also have honors in my final thesis (cancer-related) and it is considered the best thesis of my promotion. - Research experience: one semester as an undergrad (around 25 h per week), 6 month as an exchange student in America (no classes, just research), currently doing research in one of the Top20 Universities in the U.S. (not an Ivy, but ranked better than most of them). By the time I apply my experience in this last university will be of 1 year but by the time I start my PhD it would be of 2 years. - Other experience: 1 year as a retail pharmacist, 6 month internship as a clinical pharmacist in a Hospital in Europe. - Publications: 3 posters (2 Top European conferences and 1 at the university that I am working in right now) but no PubMed publications... - Speaker at one conference. - Lots of volunteering in Heathcare. I also just got a 6-month fellowship (cancer-related) from a really prestigious foundation, only 27 people in the U.S got it and it was one per institution. TOEFL: I took it a while ago and I got a 104, the minimum required is 100 in most Ivys, maybe I will retake it if I have time. GRE: Haven't taken it yet but I am currently studying for it, I am planning to take it in one month. GRE Biology: is it worth taking it? I wanted to apply to Ivy leagues and high-ranked universities for my PhD in Cancer Biology, but I also want to be realistic and know honest opinions as if I stand any chance to get in. Thank you!
  23. Hey guys! I`ve studied Psychology in Romania, my converted GPA is 3.8, and I will take my GRE exam soon, I got some tutoring and I`m doing really good at the simulation. I`d really want to get into a Social or Cognitive (or combined) Psychology program in USA, but I see most require research, and most people here say you don`t really stand any chance without research experience. The thing is, here there are not so many research opportunities, and I`m willing to go for international research, but I`m not really sure where I can find any. I`ve looked up on APA site, but most of them are not suitable for ?international students. Also I found some research internships in Europe but they are exagerately expensive. And to be honest, I`d prefer USA . Could anyone help with this? Another question would be if I should still apply to any programs this year or wait till I get some research ? I forgot to mention, as a career path, I am actually interested in research, and I`m looking forward to working in an academic environment. Thanks ^^
  24. With interview season coming up and decision season to follow, one of the more important questions many of us face is which lab we would like to join. Just as the title says, I'm curious what catches your eye as you scroll through dozens and dozens of faculty research statements! Below, I have listed (in no particular order) a few of the things I really pay attention to in a prospective research lab. After all, I (hopefully!) will be spending about five years in whichever lab I choose. Unique model organism - I have a soft spot for the labs that conduct research in organisms besides rodents and humans. Fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, unique mammals -- bring 'em on! Evidence of funding - If a lab displays active grant support, there's a higher chance I may receive a research assistantship in that lab. Having at least the option to choose whether or not to TA would be nice. Also, collaboration between labs is super rad so bonus points if the grant was awarded to a couple co-PIs. Interesting work - Obvious, but important. Recent publications should be interesting to me. Evidence of work/life balance - Finally, it's hard to overstate how much I appreciate seeing photos of community activities on a lab website. Outdoorsy stuff, a meal together, a silly photo or two. Anything that convinces me I will have a reprieve from the work of my PhD, at least once in a while. ? What do you all look for? ^^
  25. How is the application reviewed in the interview phase of EECS MS/PhD at UC Berkeley? If interviewed and accepted into the program, would the interviewer (by default) be the PhD supervisor? Or, is the student first accepted into the program and needs to find a research supervisor later? If the students are first accepted into the program and not by a specific advisor, how would funding be handled?
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