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August 18, 2006

Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.

October 15, 2004

An Open Letter to Administrators and Faculty

Recognize that your students are there to get a degree, first and foremost, but realize that they can contribute to your community.

January 23, 2004

A Catalan Adventure

"I recommend looking for additional possibilities in your host city to develop your skills. Later you may not find time, nor have the money, to do that."

August 03, 2001

National Poll Reveals Progress and Differences

"The key phrase is
in transition. Some institutions are further along in formalizing services than others."

May 02, 2003

What Does It Take for Women to Stay in Academic Chemistry?

It may not be a pure coincidence that the two most women-friendly departments in the study were led by young heads who were themselves half of a dual-career couple with children.

January 20, 2006

Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

Asked to assess the programs, the panel threw up its hands.

July 19, 2002

Ethical Issues in Research, Part I: Research by Stealth

"In most parts of the world, independent ethical review committees have emerged to protect the interests and welfare of research participants. Generally, these committees are not responsible for reviewing clinical practice. The result is that innovative clinical procedures, which are usually research orientated, often evade such scrutiny and patients are denied the protection it provides."

November 13, 2002

Head Rush

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.

October 03, 2003

Balancing Career, Motherhood, and Widowhood (…and Remarriage!)

I finally got the "PI thing" figured out--and have started believing that maybe I'll make it to tenure someday soon.

September 09, 2005

More Commercial Awareness for the European Biotech Industry

Young scientists have to be willing to learn about the commercialisation of new products and the related market if they are to play an important role in developing European biotech into a more mature industry.

August 30, 2002

High-Performance Liquid Chromatography--A Useful Tool for Determining Active Constituents and Adulterants in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicines

“Currently, in Singapore, as in the rest of Asia, there is a shortage of well-trained HPLC analysts in TCHM R&D laboratories and TCHM manufacturing industries.”

June 21, 2002

Reaching for the Stars for a Better Life on Earth

"Our hope is that a lot of people will be able to use the space environment as a way to get to an answer that they wanted. ... " Alan Mortimer, Canadian Space Agency

September 10, 2004

Starting Your Ph.D. on the Right Track

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!

June 06, 2003

It's a Jungle Out There, Part 3: International Mobility and How to Make It Work for You

Although there are certainly many positives to living abroad, one shouldn't ignore what we might call "aerophobia": the aversion to constant air travel and being away from home.

June 01, 2001

My Experiences as a Scientist at the National Zoo

January 10, 2003

Boosting Independence to Attract Young Talent

Avenir's goal is to support innovative projects proposed by young scientists who wish to conduct their research in a French laboratory.

November 03, 2006

Betting the Farm

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

March 21, 2003

Creating a Productive Postdoctoral Experience, Part 2: Combining Mentored Research Opportunities with Professional Development

"Former fellows agree that the CPFP fulfilled its objectives of providing scientific mentoring, leadership training, and professional development. "

April 15, 2005

European Research Not Just Another Framework Program

The €1.7 billion a year planned for the ERC is the result of an unprecedented grassroots movement initiated by scientists just 3 years ago.