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March 19, 2004

The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Helps Fill a Void

"MTBI focuses on providing research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in working on problems at the interface of the natural and social sciences and mathematics."

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.

May 07, 2004

Stimulating Careers in Science and Engineering

December 24, 2004

A Maple Leaf on Mars: Interview with Canada's Mars Exploration Lead

"There are tremendous opportunities in Canada right now for young scientists and engineers, but the number could be higher with increased funding." - Alain Berinstain, Director of Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, Canadian Space Agency

January 06, 2006

Sell Yourself: Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

Your personal statement should clearly express your understanding of what graduate school is about and how the graduate degree will build upon your previous experiences toward the attainment of your career goals.

September 24, 2004

Bioinformatics in the Netherlands: Thriving and Exciting

"Bioinformatics is a booming field of research in the Netherlands with a lot of opportunities."

April 09, 2004

University Challenge: Administering Research

"I had convinced myself that I had a range of useful skills to offer the world outside science, but could I convince an employer?"

October 27, 2006

Walking the Pharmacogenomic Tightrope

“What most pharma look to me for is my 10 years of experience in pharmacogenomic clinical drug trial design and result interpretation,” says Judes Poirier, director of McGill University’s Centre for Studies in Aging.

March 19, 2004

Evolution of the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Ecosystem and Career Choice

"Big pharma is atop the ecosystem with capital and resources needed to commercialize new drugs. They are the integrators, orchestrating the drug development process with members of the ecosystem."

June 30, 2006

The Value of Working Together

June 20, 2003

Psychometric Testing on Interview Day

Things went along OK for a time until he started showing me some of those ink-blot pictures and doing word associations. "Too weird," I thought.

May 07, 1999

Some Real-World Observations on Industrial Postdocs

April 16, 2004

Pride and Principle

Through it all, she bettered her skills and honed her experience until she could get her dream job--combining her knack for communicating with her science training.

May 12, 2000

Academic Job Interviews: The Good and the Bad

April 26, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 4: Meet the Potentially (Dys)functional Family--My Lab

With all of the personalities and projects out there, the quest for a perfect fit is much like a search for the perfect pair of jeans.

May 06, 2005

Three Reports Tackle the Postdoc Mess

The glue holding together the two parts of the increasingly creaky system—and the rationale for thousands of men and women with a decade or more of university study to accept salaries that according to the Sigma Xi data average $38,000 ($7000 less than the average earnings of a similarly aged college graduate)—is the widespread but usually futile hope of becoming an independent university researcher.

November 12, 2004

Sowing the Seeds of Science

"The government of Canada's investment in researchers through the CRC allows them to further their careers and supervise and train the next generation of scientists," says René Durocher, executive director of the Canada Research Chair program.

March 08, 2002

Toward a Stress-Free Approach to Capturing and Handling Wild Polar Bears

October 26, 2001

From Dutch Pyramid Into Babel's Tower?

The base of the scientific pyramid is becoming smaller and smaller and erosion at the top won't be repaired with stones making their way upward.