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Making the Move

DrdrA began her career as a non-tenure-track faculty member, then switched over to the tenure track and a reader of hers asks how she did that. At that time, she went on "a full-scale job search, submitting about a billion applications all over the country. I had quite a few interviews, and a number of respectable offers," she writes. Now, however, DrdrA points out that the academic job market is not at its best, to say the least. In this climate she says to "go out on the job market for every job that you might be qualified for" and make a back up plan in case nothing comes through to make yourself "as marketable as humanly possible." "At that point threatening to leave and take your IDCs with you, plane ticket and competing job offer in hand, is the only approach that is very motivational for departments to convert you to TT," she writes.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.