A careers guide for bioscience doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Advice on how to write a winning CV together with examples adapted for different jobs is presented, as well as practical exercises to assist with skills analysis and decision making. A website with resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/blackford/careerplanning.
The book focuses on making educated choices during schooling, training, and job searching in both the academic and non-academic sectors. Topics include choosing your training path, selecting the best supervisor/mentor, and negotiating a job offer.
It brings to light High Performance Computing (HPC) as it helps in interpreting and analyzing genome sequences. The book lists 10 reasons for taking up bioinformatics as a career, and includes insights from global experts.