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October (8)

For the math nerd in you.
Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

On-line therapy
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Moving towards generosity.
Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Longest Revision process ever?
Friday, October 14, 2011

Okay enough of the bitching and complaining. More importantly...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Donor's Choose!
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Update on #madwriting
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
September (7)

What's the use of Dropbox?
Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's the buddhist in me.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Homeward Bound
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cell division
Friday, September 9, 2011

A giant leap backward
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
August (6)

This is wicked.
Friday, August 26, 2011

What will happen to Canada's opposition?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

How people in science see each other.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dork moments brought to you by Girlpostdoc
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another one bites the dust.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
July (8)

Decisions, decisions...
Saturday, July 30, 2011

So what are you going to do with that?
Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

more travelling...
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

If you're a working-class American who still votes Republican ... you're stupid (Bill Maher)
Friday, July 15, 2011

Do academics have charisma?
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy long weekend.
Friday, July 1, 2011
June (5)

Love this.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not our proudest moment. But damn makes for a good laugh.
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mansplaining without the man.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Twitter sucks.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I loved this video
Friday, June 10, 2011
May (4)April (5)

Because IT'S FRIDAY!!!!
Friday, April 29, 2011

Because it's not quite Friday.
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Staggering, but frankly not surprising.
Friday, April 22, 2011

Hinterland of Canadian science.
Friday, April 15, 2011

New Digs
Friday, April 15, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm really excited to be joining Labspaces as a blogger.  The idea of a social scientific network really appeals to me especially as someone who wants to have a space to discuss scientific concepts and ideas with researchers from very different backgrounds.

Let me introduce myself to you.

My name is Girlpostdoc and I started blogging back in Sept 2008 when, as a freshly minted PhD I moved from Canada to the middle of Smalltown USA.  We moved because both HippieHusband and I had been offered postdoc positions at SmallUniversity in Smalltown USA.  Part of the reason why I blog pseudoanonymously is because I found it useful to tell others about the challenges I have faced academically, emotionally, and physically.  And some of those challenges involve details about people and places I would prefer to keep well, masked.  Although I try to write respectfully, there are times when I'm emotionally frustrated and I clearly fail.  So blogging pseudoanonymously and omitting details protects others and myself.   It is pseudoanonymous because I know there are people who know my identity, once I was outed at a very large conference and I know some of my friends read my blog.  The old blog will stay up so that people can peruse the archives.

I work in the general area of evolutionary genetics on both small and large organisms, typically following a concept or question first and then deciding what organism would best answer that question.  Anymore details and I would give too much away.

My aspirations are mixed.  I sometimes wake up and want to have a tenure-track position in academia, but then there are other times when I run screaming from the narcisstic personalities that are housed by the ivory tower.  It's been a very rocky road as a PhD and postdoc because life and tragedy has constantly found a way to leak into my attempts to be productive.  But I trudge on.  My constant companions are HippieHusband, my sisters Fortune and Wisdom, non-biological sister BFF, and Buddhism.  They remind me that I am more than just a scientist.

Welcome to my new digs.

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Ohh, evolutionary genetics... do I have some questions for you.


also, Welcome!

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Great post! So happy to have you blogging here.

Are you a hippie too?

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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Welcome!  We're all really excited to have you here

There are other times when I run screaming from the narcisstic personalities that are housed by the ivory tower

I think you'll find this in lots of places though.  I'm sure Jade will tell you that the personalities can be just as strong in Biotech, but I do agree that academics generally do seem to have their noses in the air more often ;)


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Congrats on the move, the new place looks great. Looking forward to it.

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@Psycasm I'm happy to answer any questions

@Jade Thanks.  I wouldn't call myself one, but all my friends think so...don't hold it against me.

@Brian  I'm excited to be here too.  Yes.  I'm sure that's true.  But at the moment I'm in academia.

@Gerty-Z  Thanks!

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Hey! Welcome!! :)

Jason Goldman
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Welcome to the party!

Dr. Girlfriend
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Welcome aboard!

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Love the names of your sisters...wonder if they fought to be wisdom?

Is buddhism a person too? That would be awesome.

David Manly
Freelance Science Journalist
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It's a pleasure to have you here, and I look forward to many excellent blog posts (as well as some discussion between us about biology and evolution). You'll love it here! :)

Dub C Med School
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Greetings and salutations!

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Thanks y'all I feel extremely welcomed.

@David Manly Yeah a fellow Canadian!

@Yannis Buddhism is not a person but yes my sisters fought for their names.  Some of that is at the old site.

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