Monday, August 3, 2015

Podcast: Brandon Findlay and Chemjobber

Brandon Findlay of Chemtips recently has accepted a position as an assistant professor; he and I talk a little about the process of finding and getting a job in Canadian scientific academia.

0:00 to 5:00: Introduction
5:00: Beginning the search
6:50: Which websites were useful for searching for academic jobs in Canada?
9:00: Skype interviewing
12:30: Useful online resources, including Doc Becca's academic job search posts (apologies for sound quality here)
13:15: The onsite interview, including Brandon's incredibly clever jet lag hack
22:30: Letters of reference
24:40: Getting The News
27:30: What will the Findlay Lab tackle?
33:00: Praise for Ken Hanson's "Get A Job, Ken" posts.


  1. Is this podcast available anywhere except via the blog?iTunes/etc?

    I couldn't find chemjobber on iTunes but perhaps you have it up somewhere else?

    1. No, but you can go here and download it:

  2. It was good to hear your thoughts and experiences on the very long process. Congrats on the gig, Brandon!