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    March 10, 2006

    Getting Women Scientists Back on the Career Track in Japan

    Reposted with permission from
    Science, 3 March 2006

    March 03, 2006

    Working the Systems

    Systems biology seeks to connect the dots between molecular data. It's a hot career field, but success requires making connections between disciplines.

    February 17, 2006

    Getting a New Business Off the Ground

    "A mother is continually training in how to manage her time and organise her work. This is key [to success in entrepreneurship], beyond having guts and imagination," says Claire Dutertre.

    February 17, 2006

    Profile - Peter Lu

    Apart from his prominent publications in several different fields, what distinguishes Lu from most of his scientific peers is the unpretentious joy he takes in science.

    February 17, 2006

    International Careers Report: Switzerland - Commendable Collaboration

    February 10, 2006

    The Big Picture

    “I’d like to be here [longer]. But now my wife and my baby are in Japan, so I have to go back.”

    February 10, 2006

    GrantDoctor: Bridges to Independence

    If you don't have a pathway award or a similar fellowship, you'll probably be competing for the positions left over once all the award winners have been placed.

    February 10, 2006

    The Greener Side of Math: A Statistician in the Plant Science World

    “In the last 15 years, I had some good intuition that I always made sure I followed up on,” says Pierre Dutilleul, an applied statistician at McGillUniversity.

    February 10, 2006

    Finding Success in Symbiosis

    Oldroyd had found an ideal research area to build his career on. "I made very conscious decisions about which fields to go into," recalls Oldroyd.

    February 10, 2006

    Fruitful Pursuits: Research Careers in Plant Science

    The majority of plant biologists work somewhere on the continuum from basic plant biology on one end--the main focus of this feature--to the development of agricultural products on the other.

    February 10, 2006

    Plant Sciences: A Minority Perspective

    February 10, 2006

    Careers for Postdoctoral Scientists: The Ever-Aging Postdoc

    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.

    January 27, 2006

    Mind Matters: Driven to Distraction

    "Attention is our way of devoting a limited resource (our time and energy) to the most important information. By almost any measure, productivity hinges on this most basic of skills," says G. Andrew Mickley, professor of psychology.

    January 27, 2006

    The Other Microsoft

    "As soon as some conference deadline comes up, you see us working like maniacs to finish … papers, just like we did when we were in school." --Henrique Malvar, the director of Microsoft's Redmond research lab

    January 20, 2006

    Changing Faces of Astronomy

    "Nothing panned out for years, but [the techniques] did come to fruition. You have to make the investment." --Andrea Ghez

    January 20, 2006

    Do Minority-Training Programs Work?

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

    January 13, 2006

    Scientists in the Civil Service

    "For me it is exciting to work both in scientific research and policy consultancy," says Dr. Hartmut Nies, Head of the marine chemistry section of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany.

    January 13, 2006

    Career Blocker: Bad Advisors

    "My ex-PI was so frugal, I had to scrub and re-use all the disposable items.” - Dorothy.