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July 26, 2002

Writing a Research Plan

Writing an effective research plan is tricky—and important.

August 22, 2008

Science Careers Poll Results: A Realistic Readership

July 13, 2001

Hilary Godwin: Alone in Good Company

"The choices I made pretty much mirrored my growth as a scientist."

March 08, 2002

Shooting for the Moon

"I figure if I can't choose the types of projects and research I want to tackle now, I never will be able to."

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

August 22, 2003

Selling Biotech

Biotech sales forces are small, elite, experienced, and capable of running a total business. Many start right after college with major pharmaceutical companies, which hire thousands of salespeople annually.

March 07, 2003

Resources for Dual-Career Couples

Despite the geeky stereotypes, some of us scientists are interesting and--dare we say it?--sexy in our own peculiar way.

May 12, 2003

Managing Knowledge Workers: Rules for Absolute Beginners

An organization that is working at full capacity lacks time for reflection and resources with which to adapt to change.

November 14, 2003

Leiph Preston at the Epicenter

"I have to say that everyone I worked with treated me with respect and was more than willing to help if I ran into a problem or listen to any ideas I had. I could not have asked for a better adviser than Ken Creager. He was helpful, supportive, resourceful, and just in general an all around nice guy."

March 07, 2003

Taking One for the Team

"You have to think long and hard about what you need--not just what you want, but what you cannot do without."

November 09, 2007

Special Feature: Laboratory Management

It's one of the weirdest aspects of scientific training: You spend years learning how to do the science, hands-on. The...
July 12, 2002

Project Management for Scientists

"You need to manage your laboratory the same way you do your science: boldly but methodically, with the right balance of purposefulness and opportunism."

April 26, 2002

Robert Austin: An Interview

People sometimes overestimate the extent to which the conventional assumptions apply. Often, for example, managers assume they are more qualified than they really are to judge their employees' performance.

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

September 14, 2012

Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab

The Internet and ubiquitous video are changing how science is done.