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September 25, 2009

Public-Private Partnerships: A Recipe For Success?

The global financial crisis has beaten down science budgets everywhere. So it's no surprise that science-spending forecasts for Europe are grim.

November 19, 2010

Responsible Conduct of Research for Junior Researchers

In science, you have to be careful to be ethical.

March 16, 2001

Science in the USA: Postdoc Experience at Rockefeller

December 10, 2004

Academic Scientists at Work: The Job Talk

You need to tell an intriguing story about your research. Everyone in the audience has to understand it, each at a level appropriate to them.

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

July 29, 2011

The Gray Pride Parade

Walk through the corridors of many scientific institutions and you'll see the results of decisions made by the hiring committee of 1962.

September 14, 2012

YouTube at the Bench

Video technology has the potential to dramatically improve the dissemination of lab protocols and techniques.

October 25, 2001

The NAGPS Survey: What DO America's Grad Students Think of Their Programs?

It's a real problem when Ph.D.s can't function outside the university.

May 26, 2000

How Not to Kill a Grant Application, Part Five: The Facts of the Case Thus Far

"Facts, Hercule, facts! Nothing matters but the facts. Without them the science of criminal investigation is nothing...
July 01, 2005

Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

July 05, 2002

Survey of Surveys II: Polling Postdocs Effectively

"Either a mechanism to coordinate local surveys must be established, or stakeholders should get behind an effort to promote a national survey."

June 27, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 17: Micella Reloaded

The change from the dull delirium and insane drama that characterized my first year and half of graduate school has been welcome.

February 28, 2003

Weaving In and Out of Science: Biomedical Research and Health Policy

"What I find especially appealing about science policy jobs is that like many interdisciplinary careers, there is no one particular "track" set out for them."

September 10, 1999

The Thrill of the Paper, The Agony of the Review: Part One

May 14, 2004

Are We Talking Enough?

We want minority students to choose majors in science, engineering, and mathematics departments and, we hope, proceed to careers in SEM.

May 23, 2003

From the Lab to the Pressroom

I learned to communicate in crisis situations within the limits of scientific certainty working with the gelatin manufacturers during the BSE affair.

March 12, 2004

Getting a Grip on the Chaos

"Dare to throw things away: What you have not needed for months, you will probably never need again."

April 02, 2004

University Research Administration: Benefits, Not Bureaucracy

The most rewarding part of my day is working with faculty members to identify research-funding strategies and hearing about the diversity and richness of York University's research faculty.

July 19, 2002

Get Some Help! Part 2: Making Best Use of Your Extra Pairs of Hands

"Stress the need for accurate recording of the outcomes, as well as the importance of labelling which sample is which."

July 25, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 18: Elephant Eating, 101

You learn to eat the elephant one bite at a time and not try swallowing it whole.