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    May 12, 2006

    Postdoctoral Teaching: Savvy Career Move or Distraction From Research?

    "Research potential is the dominant factor in the Biology Department when we are recruiting new faculty." --Daniel Bush, chair of the Biology Department at Colorado State University

    April 26, 2002

    Born in Scandal: The Evolution of Clinical Research Ethics

    Protecting human research subjects is hot stuff right now.

    July 23, 1999

    Jobs in Industry vs. Jobs in National Labs

    January 20, 2006

    Tooling Up: Worklife Crises and Scientific Career Stages

    January 14, 2004

    Making a Fresh Start

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    July 12, 2002

    Becoming a Science Teacher

    "... the consensus among those in education is that the public school system will invariably have trouble competing with the more attractive salaries and better opportunities offered in the private sector. ..."

    April 25, 2003

    No Two Missions Are the Same

    September 19, 2003

    The Value of 'Two-Way Assimilation,' Part I

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    And if you would like to continue discussions on this topic, please log in to
    Science's Next Wave forum pages and visit the
    MiSciNet Advisor thread to post your thoughts.

    January 09, 2004

    NIH's Roadmap to the Future

    "Although the specific goals of the Roadmap themes are numerous, taken together they can be seen as an ambitious, desperately needed attempt to renew the commitment of NIH to the support for young investigators."

    February 06, 2004

    Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology

    "Collaboration between mathematical scientists and epidemiologists in developing and applying new phylogenetic methods is likely to take both epidemiology and mathematical science in new and fruitful directions."

    March 21, 2003

    Get Ready to Scale Up

    Producing biologics requires a lot more know-how than the production of traditional drugs such as aspirin.

    September 19, 2003

    Of Quantum Dots and Life in Japan

    One of the great things about NTT is that it offers “culture classes” during lunchtime where foreigners like me can experience a more historical and cultural aspect of Japan.

    February 21, 2003

    Your Personal Marketing Campaign: Part Two

    Failure is a part of succeeding, and if you are regularly shooting down your ideas because you are worried that they may fail, you are only costing yourself wins.

    February 01, 2002

    Federal Science Policy and the Postdoc: What Do Postdocs Want?

    Reform efforts will have to be collaborative. While the postdocs themselves must play a role, the major responsibility for change lies with those who have the most power." --
    COSEPUP report (2000)

    February 21, 2003

    FMCG: Creating the Next Consumer Craze

    To develop a nail varnish, scientists need to address issues related to the problems tackled by R&D teams in aeronautics.

    July 29, 2005

    A Relationship That's More Than Skin Deep

    "When we have a question, it doesn't matter what it is, they answer it. It's a complete exchange of information … they've essentially opened up all their technology to us."

    --Marc Donohue

    February 18, 2005

    Wandering off the Beaten Track

    Azevedo strongly advises other postdocs to start applying even if they feel it is too early in their career.

    August 20, 2004

    The Other Side of the Table

    There is always the elusive "chemistry" question. How would the interviewing manager and others feel about having you as a member of the department? How would you fit in with the rest of the team? This is akin to what consulting firms refer to as the "airport" test: Could I tolerate being stuck with you in an airport for several hours?

    January 09, 2004

    Why Students Need Professors' Perspectives on Family Issues

    "I don't think interviewing while obviously pregnant is advisable in the conservative, male-dominated disciplines of science and engineering. …"

    October 08, 1999

    Time Management 101 for Grant Applicants

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