On the Shelf…

For work…

Career Options for Biomedical Scientists

Career Options for Biomedical Scientists, edited by Kaaren Janssen & Richard Sever

Location: HHSL Book Stacks, Sackler, 5th Floor, W21 J35 2015

This books begins with a brief introduction of why PhDs should consider careers beyond traditional academic positions and then delves into the alternatives, including teaching at an undergraduate or liberal arts institution, management consulting or science policy.  Each chapter, authored by an individual working in the field, provides a description of the job options, required qualifications, and advice on applying and interviewing for positions in the field.

And leisure…

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, by Jeff Hobbs

Location: Tisch Tower Café, Tisch Library (Medford) 1st Floor, or request through BLC WorldCat (http://tufts.worldcat.org/oclc/872653974)

Recipient of many accolades, this book tells the story of a man from East Orange, New Jersey who studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale, but never quite managed to move beyond the neighborhood of his youth, and ultimately met an untimely death.  Written by his roommate at Yale, this book provides an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of a life.