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    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

    March 31, 2006

    Careers in Biotech and Pharma : Changing Courses

    October 12, 2007

    Top Employer Survey: The Innovation Imperative

    The 2007 version of Science
    ’s annual survey of Top Employers features a tight race for first place among three companies. It also reveals the key ingredient for all successful employers: a commitment to innovative thinking throughout the product pipeline, from the laboratory to the clinic or marketplace.

    September 24, 2004

    Opportunities in Computer Science Research

    "Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    March 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

    "Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

    June 08, 2007

    Opportunities: From PDF to IPO, One Scientist's Journey

    "Listen to everyone who has something to say, file the opinions, and make your own decisions anyway." --Avi Spier

    August 24, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Wall

    I can't help wondering why, if only 15% to 20% of grad students and postdocs go on to academic careers, do we describe the career choices of the other 80% as "alternative"?

    March 09, 2012

    Biotech Training Programs Expand Employment Options

    Trainees who obtain industry-appropriate training during their graduate careers are more easily finding a diverse array of jobs throughout the life sciences industry.

    May 25, 2012

    Content Collection: Lab Management

    New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    July 07, 2006

    A Botanist Becomes a Broker

    "Whether it's how we treat the environment or each other, it's all connected," says Martina Hoft, conservation botanist and real estate broker.

    June 03, 2005

    Starting up a Start-up in the U.K. Part 1: The Ground Work

    Ultimately, the success of the venture depends on the enthusiasm of the inventor. However, the tech transfer office plays a big role; a skilled, hard-working expert can be a huge advantage.

    January 20, 2006

    Tooling Up: Worklife Crises and Scientific Career Stages

    December 16, 2005

    Tooling Up: Job Talk Jitters

    When giving a job talk to an industrial employer, remember that you—and not your science—are the product the company is thinking about investing in.

    May 20, 2005

    Freelancer's Business Start-Up Kit

    Business will not come to you; you have to go out and make it rain.

    June 23, 2006

    Getting Lucky

    As in blackjack, learning a basic strategy is the first step toward shifting the odds in your favor.

    December 15, 2006

    Tooling Up: Be Politically Astute, But Don't Play Politics

    Put your real energy--your main effort--into getting your work done and doing it well.

    September 08, 2006

    A Head Start in Renewable Energy

    Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.

    July 21, 2006

    Tooling Up: Salary Negotiation, Part 2

    One of the single most important things you can do in advance of a negotiation like this is to learn as much as you can about the other party’s needs.

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