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October 05, 2007

Making Mentoring Mandatory

"If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

October 05, 2007

Studying the Self Scientifically

Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.

October 05, 2007

Meaningful Mentoring—Native American and Latino Success Stories

Early and sustained interventions which strongly feature mentoring are essential in helping Native American and Latino students navigate an unfamiliar academic system that is dominated by majority culture and practices. Throughout students’ educational progression and well into their initial strides upon donning the doctoral gown, they depend upon a clearly marked career map, research training opportunities, professional skills development, peer networks, and role models. These factors can mean the difference between successfully reaching their goals and taking missteps ending in an impassable career detour.

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

August 31, 2007

Training Postdocs: Communication is Key

The most important factors for ensuring a successful postdoctoral experience are honest and open communication with mentors, according to postdoc supervisors who responded to a survey carried out for Science
Careers. Here, they provide some strategies and tips for effective communication and for teaching graduates how to communicate better.

August 24, 2007

Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

"Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

August 10, 2007

Careers in Chemistry: Constantly Evolving Choices

Leaving the chemistry department behind doesn't have to mean leaving chemistry behind. Chemists have a broad, and broadening, range of career options to choose from, both in and out of the lab. The biggest challenge is looking beyond the more traditional roles, which represent only a fraction of the options available in this fast-growing field.

August 03, 2007

The Curt Flood Effect

"We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

August 03, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

"Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

July 27, 2007

The NIH R01 Toolkit

Science 's Next Wave published "Getting an NIH R01," which became the most frequently accessed Next Wave article for...
June 22, 2007

Europe's Wild West

The UK and Ireland are both reaching for the benefits of a knowledge economy. The UK leads Europe’s biotechnology scene, and Ireland’s rapid economic trajectory through the 1990s has radically altered the research landscape thanks to large injections of cash. International companies’ search for research talent has intensified. Many have set up operations in the UK and Ireland where they tap into expertise from world-class universities, as well as opening their arms to researchers moving on from the competitive academic sector.

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

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

May 18, 2007

Special Feature: Behavioral Science Careers

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

April 20, 2007

Mind Matters: Culture Shock

The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

April 13, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Science Papers that Shine

Your writing should reflect the same clarity and concision as your research.

April 06, 2007

Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals

You increase the chances of your paper being accepted if you make the assumption that the reviewers are offering their suggestions as constructive criticism.

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