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    September 10, 2004

    Starting Your Ph.D. on the Right Track

    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!

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    May 20, 2015

    Understanding the science policy landscape

    Young scientists who wish to influence government policy must become familiar with where and how policy advice is given.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    January 05, 2007

    Catching Some Cosmic Rays

    We are finding that we are beginning to constrain some of our understandings and exclude some possibilities.

    February 16, 2007

    Opportunities: A Day in the Life

    He knew his invention would not have the impact it could have unless he led its introduction into the commercial market.

    August 03, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

    "Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

    September 28, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Killer Instinct

    "Our best people foster a killer instinct."

    October 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 10: Loyalty, Subterfuge, Manipulation, and Sabotage

    Is it ineptitude or something worse?

    July 30, 2010

    Feeding your Research into the Policy Debate

    Early-career scientists who want their research to inform policymaking need to learn how to navigate the public arena and communicate effectively.

    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.

    October 07, 2011

    Competitive-Intelligence Analysts: Vignettes

    Cyrus Arman Martha Matteo Natalya Nikitina Cyrus Arman, Strategy Consultant, Deallus Group in Los...
    June 08, 2012

    A Hidden Academic Workforce

    For university staff scientists, the rewards are far off the tenure track.

    October 26, 2012

    A Cure for Listlessness

    Our columnist lists the top N of everything in science careers, where N=fun.

    May 02, 2003

    Selling Science to Policy-Makers

    I've learned that when starting and moving through a career, it is critical to remain flexible and open to all opportunities and challenges, to stay curious and confident, to explore new ideas and areas, and to continually create and nurture networks with colleagues and mentors in related fields.

    September 20, 2002

    Monkey Research in Africa

    "The work in international cooperation and development is particularly challenging because it calls for knowledge of social geography, communications, and intercultural affairs--in addition to specialist scientific knowledge."

    April 06, 2001

    Careers in Marine Science: Marine Sciences in Germany Today and Tomorrow

    May 23, 2003

    GrantDoctor: Moore's the Pity

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to
    grantdoctor@aaas.org. Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    March 12, 2004

    The Role of Academic Departments in Diversity Issues

    "Is the attainment of diversity in the university setting the responsibility of the faculty or of the upper administration?"

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