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    June 22, 2007

    Europe's Wild West

    The UK and Ireland are both reaching for the benefits of a knowledge economy. The UK leads Europe’s biotechnology scene, and Ireland’s rapid economic trajectory through the 1990s has radically altered the research landscape thanks to large injections of cash. International companies’ search for research talent has intensified. Many have set up operations in the UK and Ireland where they tap into expertise from world-class universities, as well as opening their arms to researchers moving on from the competitive academic sector.

    March 28, 2014

    A New Breed of Cancer Researcher

    To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.

    January 19, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

    A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

    February 16, 2007

    Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

    Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

    March 09, 2007

    Italian Research Shakeup Pending

    The minister's aim is to create an employment structure in the universities with a much larger base of younger, early-career scientists.

    March 09, 2007

    Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?

    When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

    March 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

    "Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

    April 06, 2007

    Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

    "The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.

    April 20, 2007

    Mind Matters: Culture Shock

    The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

    June 08, 2007

    Opportunities: From PDF to IPO, One Scientist's Journey

    "Listen to everyone who has something to say, file the opinions, and make your own decisions anyway." --Avi Spier

    June 29, 2007

    Mastering Your PhD: Strength in Numbers

    “Used properly, this tool will encourage you, and your lab mates, to operate outside your normal mode of thinking.”

    August 24, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Wall

    I can't help wondering why, if only 15% to 20% of grad students and postdocs go on to academic careers, do we describe the career choices of the other 80% as "alternative"?

    August 24, 2007

    Mind Matters: The Complex Biochemistry of Laboratory Friendships

    "Friendships and work relationships have different social norms, and workplace friendships are fraught with fragility and ambiguity," says organizational psychologist Rachel Morrison.

    September 14, 2007

    Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

    Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

    October 12, 2007

    Rita Thornton: Turning Obstacles into Steppingstones

    "I explained what I wanted to do. I warned that it would be different from what they were used to. Then I asked if they could help me. And they all agreed." --Rita Thornton

    November 16, 2007

    A Career 'Framework': Guiding Light or Empty Words?

    "If [a career framework] is just going to be a lot of woolly phrases that don't help anyone, then there is no point." --Lee Higham, Newcastle University

    December 21, 2007

    Young Geneticists Making a Difference

    "We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.

    January 18, 2008

    Following the Image

    "For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

    January 18, 2008

    Mind Matters: Leaving a Lab Gracefully

    "Go through the work in progress and come to an agreement about which parts of it are nearly complete and which parts may be completed by others." --Frederick Maxfield.

    March 07, 2008

    Getting Women Scientists to the Top

    "Having more women at the top could mean that more barriers in [women's] way are broken." --Adelina Huminic-Orzu, European Platform of Women Scientists

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