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    October 11, 2002

    SHARED Scientific Knowledge for the Developing World

    "Working with colleagues in developing countries is one of the most enriching experiences in life ..."

    November 07, 2003

    (There Are) 50 Ways to Leave Your Enzyme

    "Runaway success, riches, or magical solutions to my personal shortcomings are not in sight. I just have the quiet feeling that I am moving my career in a direction that suits me best."

    May 06, 2005

    Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

    Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

    July 12, 2002

    Project Management for Scientists

    "You need to manage your laboratory the same way you do your science: boldly but methodically, with the right balance of purposefulness and opportunism."

    June 04, 2004

    Turning Dumb Luck Into Smart Luck

    " Narod has spent 2 decades simultaneously "at the vanguard of a brand-new science" and at the helm of a corporation lucrative enough to support overseas mountaineering trips and a handsome home in an upscale neighborhood."

    July 01, 2005

    Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

    Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

    January 17, 2003

    Surviving the First Year of Graduate School

    "... before you even embark on your program, you should formulate a working plan and set up a reasonable schedule."

    July 05, 2002

    Survey of Surveys II: Polling Postdocs Effectively

    "Either a mechanism to coordinate local surveys must be established, or stakeholders should get behind an effort to promote a national survey."

    November 01, 2002

    Personalised Development

    "It's an opportunity to take a step back from the everyday grind, learn something about your capabilities, try out some different skills ..."

    December 11, 1998

    Preventing Burnout: Learning About the "Whys" of Job Satisfaction

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS The practice of "headhunting" became popular after World War II when many executive and professional...
    September 13, 2002

    Microbiology in India

    "TERI is a not-for-profit research organization with over 300 professionals working toward achieving its mission of sustainable development."

    November 19, 2004

    Tooling Up: Doing, Knowing, Judging: One Man's Quest to Link Academia and Industry

    In academia, he says, you are rewarded by the development of the knowledge base. The difference in industry is that you are paid for the judgment.

    June 27, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 17: Micella Reloaded

    The change from the dull delirium and insane drama that characterized my first year and half of graduate school has been welcome.

    February 28, 2003

    Weaving In and Out of Science: Biomedical Research and Health Policy

    "What I find especially appealing about science policy jobs is that like many interdisciplinary careers, there is no one particular "track" set out for them."

    October 31, 2003

    From Mice to Men

    "If you choose this kind of work, the skills that you will acquire make you interesting to both university hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry."

    May 23, 2003

    From the Lab to the Pressroom

    I learned to communicate in crisis situations within the limits of scientific certainty working with the gelatin manufacturers during the BSE affair.

    January 23, 2004

    Having a Life--And a Job Search Too!

    "After feeding Danny and spending some quality time with him, the day is just about over."

    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.

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