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Interested in Industry? Don't Pass on a Postdoc

Blogger Jade says that newly minted PhDs who are interested in pursuing careers in industry ought to apply for postdoc positions in their area of interest right away. Beyond learning how to do independent research, Jade says that postdocs are a great "time to learn skills that you don't have." As pharma and biotech firms seek job candidates who have a variety of skills, postdoc training is "perfect" for those looking to gain experience with a new technique or in an altogether new field, she adds. During a period of postdoc training, researchers can also "take on opportunities to manage another scientist, maybe a lab technician or an intern" as "management training is so valuable to employers" in industry, Jade says.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.