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Mentors matter, but how do you find one?

Making the mentoring relationship — or better, relationships — work

April 14, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Mentoring has almost a mystical status in biomedical research. But the relationship can also be so idealized that it all but invites dashed expectations. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Athea Vichas and her mentor, developmental biologist Dr. Cecilia Moens, talk about what makes a mentoring relationship work.

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Can we talk about doing science and raising children?

Researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

Feb. 22, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

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The postdoc life

Brains, gusto, grit and humor on the (tenuous) path to a tenured job

May 19, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Being a postdoc is an essential training ground for academic scientists, the unsung hearts and hands behind many of the research discoveries you read about in the newspaper, the people who actually “do” research, or a cheap source of labor to propel the machine of scientific progress.

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