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    August 31, 2001

    Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

    Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

    January 13, 2006

    Scientists in the Civil Service

    "For me it is exciting to work both in scientific research and policy consultancy," says Dr. Hartmut Nies, Head of the marine chemistry section of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany.

    September 23, 2005

    Not Just a Pretty Picture

    "You have to fill in details that a lot of even experts don't think about on a daily basis, and you're pulling together expertise from a number of labs and publications to try and create one unique comprehensive figure." -Graham Johnson

    May 09, 2003

    It's a Jungle Out There, Part 1: Assessing Yourself and the Academic Job Market

    Throughout the industrialised world, the scientific job scene is undergoing profound changes.

    October 03, 2003

    The Dutch Case - Case Closed?

    "If we have the audacity to believe that we can find cures for cancer and understand the human genome, why should it be hard to believe that we can fix the culture of our profession?" -- Nancy Edwards, professor, Harvard Medical School

    February 14, 2002

    Show Me the Money!

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    CareerDoctor today! 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!

    December 08, 2006

    Looking East for Research Experiences

    Setting up a Chinese collaboration "is a bit like learning a musical instrument," says French researcher Bernard Hebral. "After the initial struggle and the frustration, it can be a very rewarding experience."

    February 06, 2004

    So It's a Small World--So What?

    November 15, 2002

    Bracing for the Shocks of the Future

    "From Ecuador to Nepal, a geoscientist leads a hands-on crusade to help city dwellers survive earthquakes"

    August 11, 2006

    Lab Dynamics: Negotiating Science

    How do you progress to a solution that serves the interests of both parties?

    October 17, 2003

    Nineteen Ways to Get Lucky

    "Attracting luck and coincidence to your side could make the difference between a painless, rewarding 3-month project and a year-long (or more) marathon!"

    June 16, 2006

    NASA Cutbacks Cause Uncertainty Among Space Researchers

    "These are pipeline programs; these are the programs that produce both human capital and technologies, and NASA basically disrupted the pipeline," says Lennard Fisk, a space science professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,and co-author of a National Research Council Report.

    April 26, 2002

    French Science: Storming the Bastille

    Several new programs are helping young scientists achieve unprecedented levels of independence in France--although revolutionary change in the "mandarin system" of powerful lab chiefs may be a long way off

    October 29, 2004

    Mobility Portals Open Gates to Estonia

    "The Estonian Network of Mobility Centres and Researchers Mobility Portal aim to help the country open the doors to its research landscape."

    July 15, 2005

    Getting Essential Core Skills, with Tenure at Stake

    Academic success is often defined by papers and funding, but these achievements are based on other skills such as time management, networking, negotiation, and the management of lab personnel.


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    October 12, 2001

    Extraordinary Aliens

    "Immigrant visas have always been available under EB-1 with no waiting list."

    July 22, 2005

    Mind Matters: On Balance

    You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

    October 11, 2002

    The Aging of Young Scientists

    "Just as we should have more women doing science, and more underrepresented minorities, we also should have more young people."

    October 19, 2001

    Under One Roof, Part 3: Ontario's Biotech Community

    The recent wave of government support for entrepreneurs is one reason why biotechnology companies are finding Ontario a good place to do business.

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