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    February 15, 2002

    Your First "First-Author" Paper: Part One--The Writing

    Most other scientists will be far more interested in what
    they think your results mean than in what you think they mean.

    April 18, 2003

    Yours Transferredly: Reading Between the Lines

    If you read things at face value and don't wise up to the hidden meanings in paper-speak, you might get left behind.

    November 21, 2003

    Sticking Irons Into the Funding Fire

    If you have a good idea, don't just throw it into a grant application--do the pilot experiment and get that result in hand.

    January 19, 2001

    Yours Transferably: Going Global 1--Why and Who?

    March 21, 2003

    How to Get Around to Writing

    Remind yourself constantly that the reason you get up in the morning is to write scientific papers.

    April 16, 2004

    ?Lab Cred?

    A key indicator of your ‘lab cred’ is whether people you’ve never met know who you are when you first meet them.

    October 17, 2003

    Abstracting the Truth

    "It's amazing how presenting your paper in a nutshell makes the real worth of your discovery shine."

    November 19, 2004

    The Unspoken Things of Science

    Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

    September 21, 2001

    Shotgun Thesis Composition

    "I've decided to break all the rules. I'm tackling the whole thing in one go."

    August 15, 2003

    Turn Up the Heat

    "This may sound a bit on the light side, but it guarantees that you are working on all, and no more, of the essential ingredients that need to be incorporated in your paper."

    July 22, 2005

    Yours Transferredly: Published but Unpaid

    Now is the time to make the most of getting published, even while unpaid.

    July 20, 2001

    Your Ph.D. Boss: Adversary or Superadvisor? Part 2

    "Start to negotiate with your boss about your project aims, your workload, anything."

    February 16, 2000

    Yours Transferably: Going Global 2--Making Contact

    April 20, 2001

    Yours Transferably: Absent With Leave

    July 19, 2002

    Get Some Help! Part 2: Making Best Use of Your Extra Pairs of Hands

    "Stress the need for accurate recording of the outcomes, as well as the importance of labelling which sample is which."

    December 15, 2000

    Transferably Yours: Masterful Multitasking

    November 16, 2001

    Yours Transferredly: Create Your Own Postdoc Job

    You too can have a crack at controlling your own fate.

    October 15, 2004

    Bringing Closure to Your Project

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

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