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    September 13, 2002

    Science and Technology in Pakistan: The Way Forward

    "Only when we have high-quality basic research in various fields and can work at the cutting edge of knowledge will we have the capacity to absorb frontier technologies and adapt them for our use."

    October 27, 2006

    Walking the Pharmacogenomic Tightrope

    “What most pharma look to me for is my 10 years of experience in pharmacogenomic clinical drug trial design and result interpretation,” says Judes Poirier, director of McGill University’s Centre for Studies in Aging.

    June 20, 2003

    Psychometric Testing on Interview Day

    Things went along OK for a time until he started showing me some of those ink-blot pictures and doing word associations. "Too weird," I thought.

    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.

    February 06, 2004

    Tips on Graduate School Politics: Politics & Observations

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

    June 17, 2005

    Rising Canadian Stars win Cottrell Scholar Awards

    "It's our way to articulate not only the importance of integration of teaching and research but also to communicate that the Canadian community is really making great strides in science education as well as in scientific research," explains James Gentile, President of Research Corporation.

    December 20, 2002

    Postdocs and the Law, Part 3--Are Postdocs Employees?

    "Federal policy … must decide on a single classification for postdocs because in reality they [all] do the same work." --Trevor Penning

    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 24, 2001

    Financing Medical School; Grants for Foreign Nationals

    Due to the high volume of questions received, The GrantDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    June 20, 2003

    Inside the Industry Postdoc Experience

    "Its one thing to get the experience in industry, make contacts, and know what's happening there, but people should never lose sight of the fact that its important to publish--that should remain the number one priority for anyone who wants to do a postdoc."

    June 30, 2006

    Deciding on a Career in Decision Science

    "Decision science is moving quickly, and is very open ... to new methods and ideas. You can really challenge things and make contributions," says decision-making scientist Carlos Trujillo.

    September 10, 2004

    Business Partnerships for Academic Scientists: the SBIR and STTR Programs

    You don't have to pay any of the money back, the government won't ask for equity in your business, and you keep full control of the intellectual property that you develop. Venture investors--if you can find any--will not be so kind.

    June 24, 2004

    DARPA and the Decline of U.S. Computer Science Research

    In 2000, NSF received about 3000 computer science proposals with a success rate of 30%. In 2004, the number of applications had risen to 6500 and the success rate had dropped to 16%.

    October 08, 1999

    Grant Reviews, Part Four: Federal Review--the NSF

    July 15, 2005

    Tooling Up: Negotiation Boot Camp

    It just doesn't pay to start a negotiation close to the bottom line.

    February 11, 2005

    Cutting the Gender Scissors

    So borrowing social capital, creating women-rich environments, changing perspectives, and negotiating is all that is needed to make it to the top.

    February 03, 2006

    A Better Recognition of Foreign Diplomas in Spain

    The new law and recent experiences gives hope to scientists who have been struggling in the past.

    March 26, 2004

    The Game

    E-mail your questions for Dr. Clemmons to
    msnadvice@aaas.org.

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