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Career Guidance


Resources for career guidance and work/life balance.

ACTRIMS Job Board is a free resource to organizations looking for new team members and individuals seeking a new position.

Building Up the Nerve - Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s Building Up the Nerve podcast demystifies the unwritten rules, or “hidden curriculum,” of scientific research at every career stage. 

Careers in MS - insight from the National MS Society

AuthorAid Resources - career resources, grant writing, publishing and more from a global network for researchers in low- and middle-income countries

Generations – A Publication from the Consortium of MS Centers Addressing the Needs of the Workforce of the Future

Nature - news, features and advice from the Nature journal group

Neurology Career Center - from the American Academy of Neurology, who also provide wellness resources to prevent burnout

Research Fundamentals - from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a free comprehensive training package that offers different ways to learn about the health research process and be involved in patient-centered outcomes research.

Science Careers - from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, featuring job search, employer profiles, working life articles and more

SFN Careers - Resources from the Society for Neuroscience

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Tips for writing a strong application from the NIH

Tips for writing a research summary in plain language from the National MS Society, the MS Society UK, and Brigham and Women's/Harvard

Bregman, Peter. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. Business Plus, 2011.

Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Turtleback Books, 2013.

Csikszentmihalhi, Mihaly. Finding Flow. Basic Books, 1998.

Keller, Gary. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. Bard Press, 2013.

Patterson, Kerry. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High. McGraw-Hill Education, 2011.

Sims, Peter. Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries. Simon & Schuster, 2013.


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