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    December 16, 2005

    Tooling Up: Job Talk Jitters

    When giving a job talk to an industrial employer, remember that you—and not your science—are the product the company is thinking about investing in.

    March 02, 2001

    Underrepresented Minorities in Science: In a Majority, Minority Experience

    May 20, 2005

    Freelancer's Business Start-Up Kit

    Business will not come to you; you have to go out and make it rain.

    April 28, 2006

    Vin, Pain, et Science

    "Mathematicians working together just talk through ideas or stare into space hoping to have one. Sometimes they go for a walk. This is particularly pleasant if the walk happens to be through Paris streets or along cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Fresh air is essential, especially if one of them smokes." --Ernest Schimmerling

    June 23, 2006

    Getting Lucky

    As in blackjack, learning a basic strategy is the first step toward shifting the odds in your favor.

    December 18, 2002

    Rookie Rising

    This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
    SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
    AARP Andrus Foundation.

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: What are the Markets?

    Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

    February 06, 2004

    Career Automata

    Sometimes I stop and reflect on what I'm doing, and wonder, for example, how I ended up building agent-based models of lobster fisheries. But then I realize it's who I've always been--studying artificial worlds (usually inside a computer) to try to understand the world around me.

    October 31, 2003

    From Vision to MRI: Gaining Research Experience Through the Women in Engineering and Science Program

    "This partnering of students with successful scientists is the foundation of the WES program; the students work alongside their mentors and supervisors in order to learn about the scientific process and develop research skills."

    May 28, 2004

    Beach, Bench, and Beyond

    "My postdoc training made me understand that I was done with the bench and it was time for me to start looking for alternatives."

    March 19, 2004

    African and Caribbean Brain Drain, Part 1

    The loss of these highly educated professionals from developing countries to developed nations has been termed "brain drain" or reverse transfer of technology.

    May 04, 2001

    Job Search Bias: Is It Real or Just Your Imagination?

    November 23, 2001

    Astrobiology: The Sky's No Limit

    "I'm fortunate in that the leading researchers in my field are with the institute, so not only do I get to know them, but they get to know me. That can only be beneficial when I seek future employment."

    October 03, 2003

    A Dual-Career Dream--Or Double the Trouble?

    "Go for it--it's great fun and there are lots of career openings for properly trained clinical researchers," says David Edwards, professor of neonatal medicine.

    April 28, 2006

    Experiencing France

    The French bureaucracy was sometimes a challenge, but, these researchers say, the scientific environment largely made up for it.

    October 08, 2004

    Choosing the Right Postdoc

    If former postdocs are tending to remain in academia and are successful, do the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term stress of working for a difficult person?


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    May 17, 2002

    New Cardiovascular Centre Puts Heart Into Spanish Research

    "CNIC-funded fellows will work for 3 years in Madrid, having previously spent 3 years in a leading international centre."

    September 22, 2006

    U.S. Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Can Young Researchers Succeed?

    "Where I think you're going to see a problem is the new lab that wants to get into stem-cell research that hasn't previously been doing it or a lab that may be doing stem-cell research but is in a state that really underfunds it." --Evan Snyder

    May 03, 2002

    Why Singapore?

    Science is global. Its only limitations are resources, infrastructure, and vision--all of which Singapore possesses.

    September 10, 2004

    Will the Semantic Web Change Science?

    "Among the first adopters and co-creators of the Semantic Web have been scientists who see in the new approach the promise of content-based information retrieval, distributed data mining, and automated Web-service choreography."

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