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    January 26, 2001

    She Said He Said: Ben Glick

    February 14, 2003

    At the Junction of Science and Policy

    "I wanted to learn more about establishing priorities for science initiatives in regions that traditionally do not receive significant science funding."

    July 13, 2001

    Breaking It to Your Mentor: Announcing Alternative Career Plans

    "This may be a good time to broach a potentially touchy subject: when and how to approach your mentor about your career plans."

    October 19, 2001

    Contract Researchers: The Underrepresented Majority

    I think the AUT lacks the one vital ingredient for a union to be effective--solidarity.

    September 13, 2002

    My Community College Experience

    "In my experience, if you do poorly on the first test and are constantly playing catch-up in a class, then something is very wrong and you should seriously consider giving it another try next semester."

    April 15, 2005

    Keys to Independence in the UK and Ireland

    July 25, 2003

    The Sky's the Limit: Opportunities at the European Space Agency

    "There is a huge demand for aerospace engineers."

    August 16, 2002

    Want to Start a Business? Then Go Back to School

    "The need for scientists with an eye for business as well as research knowledge is increasing swiftly."

    January 17, 2003

    Are You PI Material? Assess Yourself

    If you can answer all of these challenges then you are probably on your way to becoming a huge smash in your field.

    July 12, 2002

    Recognition and Encouragement

    The Early Career Award, worth € 1000, is presented to an outstanding researcher who is within 10 years of receiving his or her PhD.

    April 20, 2001

    Peer-Review Techniques for Novices

    February 04, 2000

    Biologist Thinks Big, Wins Cash

    February 13, 2004

    When Students Want to Change Mentors

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    October 22, 2004

    Acquiring Student Funding for International Research

    "Many institutions offer international funding opportunities. They include individual colleges and universities, federal and state/provincial agencies, nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, and discipline-based professional societies."

    October 05, 2001

    Apply Yourself

    Include a piece of written work, such as a short description of a kitchen implement, with your application.

    January 19, 2001

    Inherent in the System

    September 13, 2002

    Planning Your Career to Improve Marketability, Part II

    "This approach gives you a head start in identifying specific skill gaps that you need to make yourself attractive and qualified for the positions of the future."

    March 26, 1999

    In Praise of the Sherpa: Moving From Follower to Leader in Your Career

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS I have just finished the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, a harrowing account of a disastrous...

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