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    March 02, 2001

    Underrepresented Minorities in Science: Races to Run, Hurdles to Clear

    January 16, 2004

    A Recipe for Career Success

    Due diligence, personal accountability, and agility.

    July 08, 2005

    The Toolkit - Quick 'n Dirty Pedagogy

    Give your students skills, not just stories.

    September 24, 2004

    Opportunities in Computer Science Research

    "Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

    June 27, 2003

    Pigeonholed

    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!

    September 29, 2006

    The Future of Genetics--Career Opportunities for Young Scientists

    Scientists prepared to deal with a wide range of topics and to help translate findings from the laboratory to the clinic hold the future of research on human genetics and disease in their hands.

    June 04, 2004

    Science and Diplomacy, As Seen From the Diplomatic Front Lines

    "[E]arly-career scientists, who can take their expertise and combine it with a world vision, can find themselves interesting careers in the U.S. Foreign Service, the U.N., or elsewhere."

    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.

    August 01, 2003

    From Research to Customer Support Specialist--A Journey to the (not so) Dark Side

    "My biggest concern was whether I would get enough satisfaction from my new career."

    October 10, 2003

    Science Advisors Part 2: Getting On

    "Without the mistakes I probably wouldn't have learnt some valuable lessons."

    October 06, 2006

    Careers in Stem Cell Research: Rejuvenating Biology and Medicine

    Everything in an adult organism comes from stem cells. As scientists learn to better understand and direct the path of these cells, it will enhance basic biological and clinical research. The experts interviewed here see a long future ahead for researchers in these areas.

    February 02, 2007

    Foreign Faculty Face Challenges

    Many foreign-born scientists have made the United States their home because the country provides some of the best training and career opportunities worldwide. But life as a foreign scientist is not without its challenges.

    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.

    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.

    September 14, 2007

    Make Way for the Next Generation: Junior Faculty Are Moving In

    Universities across the United States and Europe are increasingly reshaping recruitment policies in order to attract and retain more junior faculty. Replacing the old sink or swim attitude is a desire to provide a more supportive and nurturing environment. Driving the new trend are several factors, including a concern that many of today's senior faculty are approaching retirement age and will need to be replaced, and a desire to have faculty that more closely reflect the gender and ethnic diversity of the population they serve.

    February 08, 2008

    Nurturing Women Scientists

    Nationwide and institution-sized surveys show a leaky pipeline partially patched, but the reservoir still far from full.

    March 21, 2008

    EXODUS TO ASIA: Research Opportunities Abound

    Asia is enjoying enormous investment in science and technology, and is proving a major attraction in the scientific jobs market.

    May 29, 2009

    Breaking Through the "Bamboo Ceiling" for Asian American Scientists

    About 20 years ago Alice, a virologist, was up for a position as university president. She was one of three possible candidates. But during her interview things started to go a bit sour when the committee persistently asked her what she would be willing to give up should she be given the job.

    June 26, 2009

    Looking Up in a Down Market: Cambridge, Oxford, and London

    The science job market in the London–Oxford–Cambridge triangle, after 10 years of rising public investment in the United Kingdom's science base, has never been stronger. But the shockwaves of the financial crisis are undermining the biotech industry and pharma restructuring is hitting R&D, while academia is refocusing research with a translational bent.

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