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    September 16, 2005

    The Real Deal vs. Well-Oiled: Who Gets the Offer?

    The preparation may be facilitated by a book, magazine article, or online career advice column, but the response itself isn't programmed. It is the result of a serious self-assessment and the advance knowledge of what typically happens in an interview.

    September 09, 2005

    The University in Corporate Clothing

    "This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

    September 09, 2005

    A Look at Health Care Biotech

    Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.

    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.

    September 03, 2005

    2005 TOP EMPLOYERS SURVEY

    September 02, 2005

    A Cloudy Crystal Ball

    Today's large postdoc pool "is in fact desirable." --The National Research Council

    August 26, 2005

    Getting to the End of Your PhD

    It is up to your supervisor to decide when sufficient work has been done, and you may well find that the goalpost is being moved further as you progress along.


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    August 26, 2005

    New French Agency Tries Out 'Anglo-Saxon Style' Reviews

    August 19, 2005

    Your Real Alternative to a Career in Science

    Whilst I deliberate on my next move, the view from this narrow ledge is interesting.

    August 12, 2005

    Ancestors of Science: Ynés Mexía

    August 12, 2005

    Learning from Disasters

    If you have initiative and energy," advises Kelman, "and are willing to commit to helping people and society, please grasp the opportunities. We need more people.

    August 05, 2005

    Overcoming Boundaries and Borders

    People don't need advice, they need opportunities. It's a long struggle, but if I can help establish a lab, start a graduate course, or find fellowships [for students], I will be happy.

    August 05, 2005

    Tapping Freshwater Science

    "Much of the research at our facility is driven by increased population, increased urbanization, and the demand that human activity puts on water resources." - John Lawrence, Director of Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Branch, NWRI.

    August 01, 2005

    Success Factors for Postdocs: Ensuring a Fruitful Fellowship

    July 29, 2005

    A Relationship That's More Than Skin Deep

    "When we have a question, it doesn't matter what it is, they answer it. It's a complete exchange of information … they've essentially opened up all their technology to us."

    --Marc Donohue

    July 29, 2005

    A Step Inside Industry

    "The best thing about it [CASE award] is it gives you a feel for what industry wants." –Robert Phillips

    July 29, 2005

    Keeping Both Academia and Industry on the Go

    There is much to be gained from industrial experience, Ceccaroni feels, even for those who want an academic career.

    July 29, 2005

    Training and Transitions

    Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.

    July 22, 2005

    Yours Transferredly: Published but Unpaid

    Now is the time to make the most of getting published, even while unpaid.

    July 22, 2005

    Mind Matters: On Balance

    You may be able to do it for days, weeks, or even months, but over the long haul, no one can continually juggle an unrealistic set of roles and responsibilities.

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