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    March 15, 2002

    Your First "First-Author" Paper, Part 2--The Act of Submission and Peering at the Review Process

    We'd only been given a few weeks to respond with our amended ms. If we missed the window, we'd have to start the submission process all over again.

    December 24, 2004

    Endurance Training for Researchers

    In the game of science, we need to be calculated risk takers, consciously trying to get into scoring positions.

    August 20, 2004

    When Research Is Your Second Career

    My euphoria at being a scientist raises the disturbing question of how I might cope with, well, not being a scientist anymore.

    January 18, 2002

    Yours Transferredly: Expert or Charlatan?

    "Let's face it, few of us come out of our PhDs knowing everything that we should. Currently I'm busy filling in these little gaps in my knowledge."

    August 19, 2005

    Your Real Alternative to a Career in Science

    Whilst I deliberate on my next move, the view from this narrow ledge is interesting.

    August 30, 2002

    Let Yourself in on Science’s Secrets

    "Scientists might be portrayed as geeks, but a successful one certainly has to be a people person."

    November 29, 2002

    Take the Bull by the Horns

    You want things to run smoothly and students to get the message, not to stick to your schedule at all costs.

    May 17, 2002

    Yours Transferredly: Be a Science Guru for a Day

    "Teachers everywhere are gagging for enthusiastic support."

    December 19, 2003

    Confessions of a Secret Lab Dancer

    "Even if the tune in your head is 'You can keep your hat on', never, ever succumb to the temptation to strip, even just a little bit."

    January 17, 2003

    Are You PI Material? Assess Yourself

    If you can answer all of these challenges then you are probably on your way to becoming a huge smash in your field.

    September 17, 2004

    A Toolkit of Transferable Skills for Postdocs

    We can look at things in a fresh way. ... Originality of thought is our greatest unsung quality.

    December 20, 2002

    Go On … Be Creative This Christmas!

    A third dimension, that's what I need. I must sculpt. I am thinking plastic centrifuge tubes. I am thinking gold spray paint.

    November 17, 2000

    Transferably Yours: Powerful Presentations

    February 25, 2005

    Laboratory Notebook-Keeping for Busy Scientists

    This slimmed-down lab notebook means I don't have to waste hours every week neatly writing lengthy prose describing every detail of what I have done.

    October 15, 2004

    Bringing Closure to Your Project

    The downtime between projects is a rare and precious momentary mental freedom.

    October 19, 2001

    The Secret of Research Success

    Part of becoming a successful scientist is building up your own portfolio of ideas: experiments you'd love to do if you ever get the time (and money).

    June 21, 2002

    Get Some Help! Extra Pairs of Hands

    "You want your student to be able to turn the handle and watch at least some decent results slowly emerge."

    September 15, 2000

    Yours Transferably: Poster Art

    October 18, 2002

    Starting From Scratch: Trials of a First-Time Teacher

    So I asked myself, "What is an undergraduate practical meant to achieve, and how do you prepare a successful one?"

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