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Many Paths of Academia

There is no one path to an academic career, writes Esther Cooke at Nature Jobs.

Additionally, not all academic jobs include research and not all of them include teaching, though many people search for a position that includes both. That means, though, being able to balance the two. And some academic positions include a bit of the business world.

"The key to satisfaction is to find what works for you," Cooke says. "Figure out your priorities and think about which aspects of your work you enjoy the most."

Speakers at a Nature Jobs-hosted workshop also stress the importance of finding a mentor, being resilient, and taking opportunities that present themselves as well as seeking new ones out.

"There is plenty of scope to shape your career to fit your needs, if you have the vision to do so," Cooke adds.

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.