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April 06, 2007

Writing Science: The Story's the Thing

Writing well comes from writing a lot, so get comfy with your computer.

April 06, 2007

Getting Published in Scientific Journals

No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
April 06, 2007

Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

"The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.

April 06, 2007

Careers in Cancer Research: Many Paths To Choose

Ask a cross-section of scientists how they got into cancer research, and you'll hear about a dizzying variety of routes from fields as diverse as biology, pharmacology, mathematics, and medicine. And with certain attributes — an inquiring mind, self-discipline, and a dash of ambition — it seems that there's no limit to what can be achieved.

March 23, 2007

A Question of Balance

"I produce 10 data points that completely undermine what everybody thinks they know about the archaeological record here. It was really important and really interesting, and almost nobody believed me." -Joan Brenner Coltrain

March 09, 2007

Italian Research Shakeup Pending

The minister's aim is to create an employment structure in the universities with a much larger base of younger, early-career scientists.

March 02, 2007

Priming the Mind

"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

March 02, 2007

A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
our career can get advanced but not necessarily
their career."

March 02, 2007

Europe's Brain Gain

With major boosts in science funding, Europe hopes to become a hot spot of innovative science and technology.

February 16, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

February 16, 2007

Opportunities: A Day in the Life

He knew his invention would not have the impact it could have unless he led its introduction into the commercial market.

January 19, 2007

Dealing With Deception

"I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo

January 19, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

January 12, 2007

Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Clearing Hurdles

In a collaborative project, people need to trust each other and candidly discuss strategies and contingencies.

December 29, 2006

Science Careers Best of 2006

Pregnant scientists face a unique set of challenges, a special Science Careers exclusive (7 April 2006), and one of our year's best.

December 15, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Setting Goals for Success

Whatever your working style, planning and time management have a definite place in your daily life in the lab.

December 01, 2006

Navigating the Stem-Cell Research Maze

The liberal policies in some countries and the wealth of cross-cultural collaborations have made Europe a good destination for researchers to train in human embryonic stem cell research.

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Running in Place

An honest evaluation will help you identify the work patterns and obstacles that are slowing you down.

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D. - Series Index

Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam are the authors of Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years...
November 03, 2006

Betting the Farm

“You bet your career. We bet ten million dollars.” --Gerald Rubin

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