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August 31, 2001

Financial Planning for Scientists, Part II: An Introduction to Mutual Funds

Any one individual only has a small amount of money, but a whole bunch of people together have enough money that they can hire a fulltime expert.

September 16, 2005

A Mathematician Gets Out of the Box

Mathematics researchers, Crowdy says, need to "develop [their] own style. Follow your heart. Don't be afraid to go out on your own."

November 10, 2000

Open Wide

August 22, 2003

Selling Biotech

Biotech sales forces are small, elite, experienced, and capable of running a total business. Many start right after college with major pharmaceutical companies, which hire thousands of salespeople annually.

May 21, 2004

Diversity in the Workforce: Industry Versus Academia

--Dr. Willie Pearson, chair of Georgia Tech's School of History, Technology, and Society

April 05, 2002

Nourish Talent!

A shortage of mentoring, insufficient project planning, no feedback, and poor contact with the promoter are just some of the hurdles that young researchers are facing at universities.

September 26, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 20: Two Roads Diverged, Redux

I decided I wanted to work on something else and, all of a sudden, [my adviser's] interest in me dried up, as did funding for a research assistantship; I've been TA-ing ever since.

June 10, 2005

To Tell or Not to Tell: Coping With Chronic Illness as a Science Trainee

In an ideal situation, social support in the workplace from sensitive colleagues can help you cope with your illness and better meet the demands of your job.

April 27, 2001

German Research Minister Bulmahn Is Bullish on Science Reforms

May 19, 2006

Tooling Up: Mutation or Extinction

"Now I understand why Microsoft Office products have all those collaboration features that I never found useful in the academic lab. My general impression is that academic labs are into producing soloists. Industry, however, wants orchestra players."

April 02, 2004

Facilitating Research on the European Stage

"This is a new profession that has been created to meet the demands of a European vision that aims to guarantee scientific success."

September 05, 2003

A New ERA for Research Careers?

The European Commission estimates that an additional 700,000 researchers will be needed by 2010.

October 22, 2004

Success in Academia: Recipe From a Serial Award Winner

"Now there are more opportunities for Spanish scientists abroad to come back and start their own group," Maria Blasco says.

March 22, 2002

Women Without Tenure, Part 3: Why They Leave

Studies have shown that both male and female faculty members favor males in classroom settings.

February 27, 2004

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 24: Casualty of War: Micella Loses a Co-worker

Unfortunately many of us get tripped up in the hurdles, because we lack preparation, confidence, test-taking ability, motivation ... not necessarily because we don't have potential as scientists.

September 08, 2006

A Head Start in Renewable Energy

Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.

March 26, 2004

Dipping a Toe in Commercial Waters

"I wanted my work to be important for mankind, and fundamental research didn't make me feel that."

October 18, 2002

Improving Ph.D. Studies in the Netherlands

"Several studies in the last couple of years have already signaled that changes are necessary, so maybe it is time to reconsider the AIO system."

September 28, 2001

Small-University Biomedicine; Collaborating With Singapore

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