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    November 05, 2004

    Hoping to InSPIRE the Perfect Academician

    The SPIRE program was created to provide a well-rounded training experience for postdoctoral fellows as they prepare for the academic job market.

    November 07, 2003

    Mentoring and PI Productivity

    Mentors' obligations also include providing their postdocs practical counsel and aid in moving to their next post, as well as all needed facilities and supplies. And mentors should never add "surprise" responsibilities, a practice that is simply "not fair," Cech said.

    September 12, 1997

    What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
    February 14, 2003

    Wanted: Technical Managers

    There is a risk if you are not adequately prepared for a management position.

    September 08, 2000

    The Future of Bioinformatics

    May 11, 2001

    Doorstep Challenge: Put the Candidates on the Spot

    July 27, 2001

    Should I Stay or Should I Go? Handling a Midcourse Crisis

    "Wilma started having serious doubts about the value of pursuing a research career. So, she took a leave of absence to experience 'real life."

    May 07, 2004

    Science and You: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

    January 30, 1998

    The Tooling Up Book Club: On the Market

    On the Market is an "emotional guide to the academic job search."

    March 07, 2003

    Resources for Dual-Career Couples

    Despite the geeky stereotypes, some of us scientists are interesting and--dare we say it?--sexy in our own peculiar way.

    September 08, 2000

    Health Economics: A Tool for Shaping Health Policy

    January 21, 2005

    Investing in the Future of Science

    "The long-term goal is to prepare [underrepresented minorities] to become those critical staff scientists that we need for the future workforce, hopefully here [at ORNL]." –Debbie McCoy, RAMS Program Administrator.

    July 13, 2001

    Space Physics: The Earth, the Sun, and Everything?

    May 12, 2003

    Managing Knowledge Workers: Rules for Absolute Beginners

    An organization that is working at full capacity lacks time for reflection and resources with which to adapt to change.

    December 16, 2005

    Striving Towards a More Democratic Science

    "You can get encouragement to hostility depending on what we are saying and who we are talking to," says Helen Wallace. A firm belief in the issues you are campaigning for and the ability to stand your ground are vital skills for lobbyists.

    September 12, 2003

    So You Want to Be a CRA?

    The Institute of Clinical Research organises events to give potential CRAs the insight that will set them apart from the competition.

    January 07, 2005

    Overcoming Odds

    Her past experiences helped her realize the importance of being a scientist and a mentor, and she currently uses her expertise to help manage natural resources and to bring women and minorities, especially Native Americans, into science.

    January 31, 2003

    The Essence of Interdisciplinary Research--Mindset Matters

    I therefore realize that if you do not have an interdisciplinary mindset and you neglect to make every effort to interact, you are just working "independently" among your "interdisciplinary" colleagues.

    November 16, 2001

    Reorganizing Research

    "In the future, more attention will be paid to publications and whether the scientific goals are reached within the intended time."

    --Rainer Paulenz, AWI

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