Paul T. Mungai is interested cellular redox signaling during hypoxia and ischemia. He is currently studying how oxidative modifications to myofibril proteins affect cardiac function as a postdoc in R. John Solaro's lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside the lab, he is interested in early science education, scientist training, and science policy.
The Outreach Subcommittee of the Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) announces the Share Your Science Video Contest with prizes up to $500. This new initiative aims to increase basic science awareness because informed decision makers produce better outcomes for funding.
Are you a postdoc looking for an alternative career?
Have you considered tenure-track academic research?
This may sound funny on its face but the hard reality is nearly all science postdocs will go on to non-tenured positions, making academic research the real alternative career choice. What are postdocs to do when their goal of becoming a tenured professor begins to vanish in the mist? Is there really only one successful outcome for science PhD's? What about postdocs who decide the academy is not for them? Have they wasted their time? Are they – gasp – failed scientists? (More on that later).